You have to have been an Advocate reader for awhile to recall Porky the Pothole Pig, our infamous buddy from years ago. The original Porky retired in 2008, when I guess we were younger and more idealistic about what we thought was the City’s pothole diminishing pothole problem.
Well … eight years and a billion-dollar pothole/streets crisis later, we’re a little older and more jaded, if not wiser.
So a new, more serious Porky has returned, and during a recent trip along the 7300 block of Lizshire, Porky found more than a few potholes and street problems. (FYI, this Porky is about the size of a sheet of typing paper and about four inches wide.) The intersection of Lizshire and Pegshire is pretty chopped up, and the streets in the vicinity are pretty rough, too.
Being a good Dallas citizen, Porky reported this pothole to the city’s 311 web portal Thursday, Feb. 18, around 6 p.m.; the portal promises a three-day look-see into the problem and then a five-day repair date. You can follow along yourself by visiting the website and putting in the following service code: 16-00066592.
We know the city crews are overwhelmed with potholes, so Porky’s just trying to help out. If you have a favorite (or hated) pothole, let us know at email@example.com
Maybe Porky can pay yours a visit, too. And in the meantime, enter it into the 311 portal and let us know how that goes.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Great news! This pothole was repaired by the City Feb. 23, according to an email from the 311 portal.