Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is urging motorists to be wary of potholes on Brisbane roads as Council crews work around the clock to repair the significant damage caused by the unprecedented rain.
Cr Schrinner praised the Council’s rapid response crews who had worked in difficult conditions to repair more than 1400 potholes across Brisbane since Friday.
“The rain from this extraordinary weather event was worse than what happened during the 1974 floods with 80 per cent of Brisbane’s rainfall occurring in less than a week,” he said.
“Just like many unfortunate households, Brisbane’s extensive network of roads has also been damaged which is going to take some time to completely fix.
“Our dedicated Council crews are out there working really hard to fix the potholes that we are aware of.
“These crews have an enviable record when it comes to addressing issues but because we are recovering from a city-wide event that left widespread damage, it may take a little longer to fix.”
Cr Schrinner said the more than 1400 potholes fixed were right across Brisbane and based off a list of identified issues.
“We’re urging residents to call if they see an issue and our teams will inspect and address them as quickly as possible,” he said.
“They can also report an issue via text message on 0429 2 FIX IT.
“As flood waters subside, more potholes are going to appear which can put commuters at risk of accidents.
“We have crews working around the clock to repair roads and residents can help by being our eyes and ears on the roads.”
Cr Schrinner said as flooding subsided, Council street sweepers were working to keep roads clean and safe.
“As the flood waters subside and main roads reopen, our street sweepers have been busy overnight cleaning streets including Hale Street in Milton, the inbound of Ipswich Road, Butterfield Street in Herston and Sherwood Road in Rocklea,” he said.
“I also encourage residents to report roads that need cleaning via our contact centre.”
Residents can report potholes by texting details to 0429 2 FIX IT (0429 234 948) or by calling Council’s contact centre on 3403 8888. Jobs can also be logged via Council’s website.