The Madeleine Brand Show for April 11, 2011

LA's growing pothole problem

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KPCC / Sanden Totten

The pothole on Wilshire Boulevard that destroyed KPCC reporter Sanden Totten's front passenger side tire. It has since been filled. But thousands of other holes are still marking up the roads in Los Angeles.

If the roads in Los Angeles seem worse than usual, it’s because they are. The city’s Bureau of Street Services says this year is shaping up to be one of the worst years for potholes in recent memory. KPCC's Sanden Totten found first hand after a pothole on Wilshire Boulevard blew out his tire.

If you've been bugged by a particular hole on the LA roadways, you can report it by calling 311 or report it here.

And if your car was damaged by a pothole you can file with the city and possibly get reimbursed for repairs. Start the process by filling in this form.


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