Atlanta mayor unveils new 'Fix It ATL' program

- The mayor of Atlanta is promising to fix a problem that frustrates motorists: potholes.

Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has heard from citizens who live in Bankhead, as well as those who reside in Buckhead. It doesn't matter where they may be from, the mayor says, people are tired of being surprised by a crater in the street.

Bottoms on Tuesday launched the Fix it ATL program. And she says she needs your help.

The city has set up a web page for reporting street problems. Officials encourage motorists to snap a picture of the pothole and describe the location.

Within five days, they promise a crew will start and complete the repair. It usually takes no longer than 48 hours.

The war on potholes actually started in the summer when the staff of workers was increased from eight to 17.

The mayor says the pothole assault team has already filled 10,000.

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