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Press Releases: City Controller’s Office Releases Paving and Pothole Data

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Contact: Jolene Nieves Byzon, 215-300-1071

Philadelphia, PA – The Office of the City Controller released historical data on paving and pothole and street defect repairs in Philadelphia today. The Streets Department provided two data sets to the Controller’s Office: data for every street paved since 2013 and data for nearly 300,000 street defect repairs performed since 2013. The Controller’s Office analyzed the data and presented it in an interactive and accessible format, available here.

“The state of Philadelphia’s streets is one of the most frequent concerns I hear from residents. My office is releasing this data in the hopes of advancing the public discussion about improving the condition of Philadelphia’s roads,” said City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. “I am committed to transparency around city services and how taxpayer money is spent. I want to thank the Streets Department for working with my office on this data project.”

The data release includes maps and other visualizations that show:

  • the number of miles paved annually;
  • the entities responsible for paving a given road;
  • when a road was last paved; and
  • street defect repairs by street, neighborhood and month.

For the latest information on the Streets Department’s repaving efforts for the current calendar year, see the PavePHL interactive tool.

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