Potholepalooza treads on with 2,500 potholes filled
There are still about two weeks left of Potholepalooza, but crews have already filled nearly 2,500 potholes around the District. At the beginning, crews filled more than 80 potholes per day. They did so well that now there are only a few potholes left.
During Potholepalooza, crews will aim to fulfill pothole requests within 48 hours instead of their normal response time of 72 hours.
“So that big pothole sitting in front of your house, during Potholepalooza, it’s going to be gotten to in two days,” says Joseph Parker of DDOT.
Parker and his team were filling potholes in Northeast Washington Friday.
Jeff Baxter says varied weather over the winter meant more potholes surfaced this spring.
“This is more than last year,” he says. “Last year wasn’t a very big year for Potholepalooza. This year the weather was a little bit crazy, a little bit inconsistent, and as a result the asphalt expanded and created the pothole scenario.”
It’s the midway point for the program and crews already surpassed last year’s total of roughly 2,400. This year's Potholepalooza will run through May 22.
Many of the potholes were identified with the help of the public. To report a pothole, click here.
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