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Here’s How to Report Potholes

23 February 2016 No Comment
Photo courtesy of VDOT

Photo courtesy of VDOT

Potholes are a way of life on the roads as temperatures change in the winter and early spring months. With the blizzard behind us, but warmer temperatures right now, it’s the best time to report potholes you encounter.

Your car will thank you.

The Virginia Department of Transportation maintains most primary and secondary roads in the county and fixes potholes. You can look up who maintains every road in the county.

VDOT’s new online reporting tool makes it easier to pinpoint exactly where you see a pothole. You can also report potholes directly from your mobile device and include images (*but NOT while driving).

You also can call VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) to report potholes or to ask who maintains a road.

VDOT does not maintain all major roads in the area, however. If you see potholes on these roads:

Dulles Toll Road, contact the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority.

GW Parkway, contact the National Park Service.

Many private roads are maintained by businesses, apartment/condo complexes, homeowner/civic associations or residents. If you know there’s a pothole on a road that’s privately maintained, contact your HOA or the business that’s responsible.

Report potholes to VDOT by clicking here.

— Courtesy of Fairfax County

By: Contributing Author

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