D.C. kicks off potholepalooza to smooth city streets

Adam Tuss, wtop.com

WASHINGTON — As the D.C. Department of Transportation kicks off its potholepalooza campaign this year, the agency is offering a new tool to track which craters have been smoothed over.

For the next month, residents can go online, email potholepalooza@dc.gov, tweet or call 311 to report a pothole.

DDOT says it will patch the holes within 48 hours compared to the normal 72-hour window.

DDOT started the program in 2009 and it’s been successful ever since.

“We’ve filled 19,000 potholes over the first three potholepalooza campaigns,” says DDOT spokesperson John Lisle.

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