The City of Seattle purchased four "hot boxes" for repairing potholes in 1997 and 1998. These are trucks fitted with boxes on the back that keep the asphalt material hot. The hot boxes keep asphalt mix hot for efficient and longer lasting pothole repairs, in contrast with the "cold mix" which often does not last long. This equipment and the crews that operate it are dubbed the "Pothole Rangers."
A hot box and crew are assigned to each quadrant of the City. Every day they receive a list of reported potholes. They schedule their work so they take care of all the potholes reported in one area at the same time. They also look for unreported potholes on arterial streets.
Repairs on Streets North of or on Denny Way - 684-7508
Repairs on Streets South of Denny Way - 386-1218
Call us to report pot holes and other areas of damaged pavement. Give us the exact location, including address and side of street or intersection. You can also use our Street Maintenance Online Request Form to report potholes.