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The Pothole Report

Brace yourselves folks – it is officially Pothole Season! After winter’s freeze-thaw cycle took its toll on roads and parking lots, it seems like potholes are popping up everywhere. Not only are potholes annoying and nearly impossible to avoid while driving, they are very dangerous and can cause far worse damage than a flat tire. In addition to severe vehicle damage, hitting or even dodging potholes can result in major (sometimes fatal) car accidents. To avoid these tragic situations, it is important to report potholes immediately so they can be repaired as soon as possible.

If you are unsure of where or how to report potholes on county or state roads, here are a few resources that you can use if you are in the DC region.

To Report Potholes in DC:

In DC, you can report potholes on District streets by using the 311 system. Either dial 311 in the District, or fill out this Customer Service Request form. There’s also a Twitter version: @311DCgov.

 

To Report Potholes in Virginia:

For roads maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation, call 800-367-7623 to request a pothole fix. Also see VDOT’s Online Request Form. For roads maintained by Arlington County, use this Report a Problem page. For the City of Alexandria, start on this Help page.

 

To Report Potholes in Maryland:

For roads maintained by the Maryland State Highway Administration (roads with numbers on black and white signs), use this online Customer Service form.

Maryland is more complicated than other jurisdictions because many roads are maintained by the counties. Here are some other online forms and information pages for pothole service requests.

Anne Arundel County

Charles County

Howard County

Montgomery County

Prince George’s County

 

For states outside the DC region, here are more useful sites that can help you report pothole problems:

To Report Potholes in Delaware:

http://www.deldot.gov/ReportRoadCondition/

 

To Report Potholes in West Virginia :

http://wv511.org/#ContactUs:

 

To Report Potholes in New Jersey:

www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm

 

To Report Potholes in Pennsylvania:

http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/district4/d4ccc.nsf

 

Thank you for doing your part by reporting the potholes. We look forward to doing our part by fixing them.  Property owners or municipalities in need of pothole repair, please contact us. We are eager to help.