LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Commuters should have a smoother ride to work Monday thanks to “Operation Pothole”, a city initiative that had crews filling tens of thousands of potholes this weekend.

Residents say it’s about time.

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“I’ve had two instances where I’ve hit potholes and my hubcaps, as you can see on this side of the car, have flown off,” said Jennifer Pollie, who lives on a street in the Fairfax district where there’s about a dozen potholes.

The city of Los Angeles is spending $300,000, funded through the gas tax, for 300 workers to patch up all the rough spots over the next fiscal year.

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Operation Pothole was launched in mid-May and officials say residents to report potholes in their area by calling “311”.