April 10, 2014

Pothole Blitz in Effect

With winter officially at an end, County Executive Ike Leggett has directed the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to do another intensive, two-week effort to fill the County’s potholes, devoting about 60 percent of its resources to filling potholes and replacing damaged road sections. A week-long blitz in March filled 2,600 potholes countywide.

MCDOT relies on resident reports of potholes, and repair crews also stop to fill any other potholes encountered as they make their rounds. Residents can report potholes online or by calling the MC311 Call Center at 311 or 240-777-0311, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers are asked to be cautious and patient when encountering crews filling potholes.

MCDOT fills potholes on 5,000 lane miles of County-maintained roads. The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) fills potholes, plows snow and maintains numbered routes in the County, such as Maryland routes 355 or 97. MSHA can be reached at 301-513-7300. Municipalities, such as the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg, handle their own repairs.