Ed. Note: Last year more than 16,500 were filled. Difference because of our milder winter?
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has wrapped up its 9th annual Potholepalooza. Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off this year’s campaign on April 3, 2017, and the numbers are in.
More than 7,600 potholes were repaired during the four-week initiative thanks to engagement from District residents across all eight wards via 311 and Twitter. District residents generated more than 1,200 service requests.
Thanks to investments by the Bowser Administration, DDOT crews had four new “Hot Boxes” to recycle asphalt for the 2017 Potholepalooza. The new equipment enabled crews to make pothole repairs more efficiently. During Potholepalooza, crews strive to make repairs in 48 hours instead of the regular 72 hour turnaround time for fulfilling service requests.
While Potholepalooza has come to a close, residents and commuters are encouraged to continue reporting potholes by contacting the Mayor’s Call Center at 311 in any of the following ways—calling 311, visiting online at 311.dc.gov, or by using the DC311 smartphone application.”