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Paula Miller 757-925-1660
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March 6, 2015



FROM PLOWING TO PATCHING, VDOT PRESSES ON!
VDOT crews are driven to address pesky potholes

SUFFOLK-As icy patches melt, VDOT Hampton Roads remains armed and ready with a cold patch to target potholes popping up on state-maintained roads throughout the district.

The cold patch is a temporary fix until pavement temperatures moderate, so expect VDOT’s pothole patrol to continue closing pavement gaps over the weekend.   The work will include Saturday and Sunday mobile lane closures so when you spot work crews, always ease up on the gas while they repair problem pavements.

Potholes are caused when water seeps into cracks in the asphalt and cold temperatures cause the pavement to freeze and expand.  Pavement becomes weak and breaks up.

The temporary fix will be followed with a more permanent hot asphalt mix repair, possibly beginning as early as Monday when warmer temperatures arrive for an extended period.  VDOT remains committed to addressing pothole issues with a goal of fixing the cold weather problems within 48 hours of when a pothole is reported.

To report a pothole, motorists should call VDOT’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).  

When it comes to potholes-VDOT thanks motorists for helping us rid our roadways of the “tire”some eyesores!

For more current road information, visit www.511virginia.org, call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM for the most current conditions and advisories. Information is also available on Twitter@VaDOTHR.

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