It looks like winter may finally be behind us, but the warmer spring temperatures have also heralded the start of “pothole season.” Even though we had a mild winter, you may still notice potholes in the roads.
Potholes occur when the pavement is weakened by moisture seeping into the pavement, freezing, expanding and then thawing. Traffic driving over the roads loosens the pavement further, and it eventually crumbles, causing a pothole.
If you see a pothole please report the need of a road repair to VDOT either online by clicking here or by calling 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). VDOT will investigate each report and will schedule repairs as soon as possible.
Let’s keep the VDOT repair trucks busy until all the potholes are filled!