RICHMOND (WAVY) - Governor Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday that VirginiaDepartment of Transportation (VDOT) crews repaired 43-thousandpotholes since the agency kicked off its pothole blitz March 1.
Harsh winter weather is blamed for the thousands of potholesthat popped up across the Commonwealth.
“We know that potholes create more than bumpy rides formotorists. They are roadway hazards. VDOT has made great strides inaddressing this year’s bumper crop of potholes, but there isstill work to be done,” said Governor McDonnell in a newsrelease. “I would like to thank the citizens that have helpedby reporting potholes on VDOT’s Web site and by calling in asthey see potholes develop in their travels. With everyone’shelp, we continue making great progress.”
To report a pothole on state-maintained roads, which includeinterstate highways and most primary and secondary roads, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org or callVDOT’s Highway Helpline at 800-367-7623 (ROAD). TTY users,call 711.
VDOT repairs potholes on state-maintained roads only. Localgovernments are responsible for repairing potholes on citystreets.
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