Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MCDOT’s Pothole Blitz in April Repairs More Than 3,000 Potholes

For two weeks in April, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division of Highway Services (DHS) conducted an intensive effort to fill the County’s potholes. DHS devoted about 60 percent of its resources to filling potholes and replacing damaged road sections. Although DHS repairs potholes every day of the year except during rain and snow, the severe winter took a particularly tough toll on County roads.

During February’s brief warm spell, DHS conducted the first pothole blitz, filling 2,600 potholes.

DHS relies on resident reports of potholes and repair crews also stop to fill any other potholes encountered as they make their rounds. Residents can report potholes online or call the MC311 Call Center at 311, 240-777-0311 or TTY, 301-251-4850, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers are asked to be cautious and patient when encountering crews filling potholes.