Marshall Herman 804-692-2134

May 9, 2014

Agency continues pothole maintenance statewide

RICHMOND From March 1 to May 1, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors have patched more than 146,000 potholes throughout the commonwealth.

After an unusually harsh winter season, crews have worked tirelessly to address pavement hazards reported by VDOT personnel, contractors, motorists and residents.

“Safety on our roadways is of utmost importance,” said VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick. “We thank those who have assisted us in tracking potholes on state-maintained roads by reporting them through our VDOT website and by phone.”

To report potholes and other road problems, motorists should use VDOT’s online form at or go to VDOT’s home page at and click “Report a Road Problem” at the top of the page. You also can call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623 (800-FOR-ROAD) to report road issues or ask questions.

VDOT conducts pothole repairs year-round and will continue to address these roadway hazards. As soon as VDOT is aware of a pothole, it is communicated to the local crews. Repairs are prioritized based on severity and location.

VDOT repairs potholes on state-maintained roads only, which include interstate highways and most primary and secondary roads. Local governments are responsible for repairing potholes on city streets as well as on roads in Henrico and Arlington counties. If residents see a pothole on a city street or an Arlington or Henrico county road, they should contact their local public works agency.

Safe driving tips, pothole patching videos and other useful information on potholes also is available on VDOT's website at


Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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