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Potholepalooza road repair ending in Washington

Wednesday - 5/16/2012, 3:53pm  ET

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia's annual "Potholepalooza" campaign to repair roads throughout the city is coming to an end.

The monthlong effort began in April and concludes Thursday. During the campaign the District Department of Transportation made an effort to repair identified potholes within 48 hours instead of its normal response time of 72 hours. As of May 11, the city had filled 1,976 potholes during this year's campaign.

Residents and commuters can go online, tweet, email or call to report a pothole.

In the first Potholepalooza held in 2009 when D.C. transportation crews filled more than 6,000 potholes.


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