09 Mar 2011


Image courtesy DC DDOT

Today WUSA 9 reported on the pothole-fixing blitz the Governor announced today in Virginia. Which got me thinking about last year’s Potholepalooza in the District.

Potholepalooza is a month long campaign to proactively and aggressively repair thousands of potholes throughout the city. In an effort to repair as many roads in our fair city as quickly as possible, during this month-long campaign, DDOT works to repair identified potholes within 48 hours. (Normal response time is 72 hours. *insert snarky comment here*)

A Tweet to @DDOTDC ensured DC residents will see Potholepalooza again this year. DDOT has plans to kick-off “in the next week or so.”

Want to take part and report that crater in front of your house? You can reach DDOT a number of ways. (Ed. note: They responded within seconds to my Tweet…that might be your best bet.)

– Call the Mayor’s Call Center at 311

– Use the Online Service Request Center at 311.DC.Gov

– Tweet them at @DDOTDC

– E-mail Potholepalooza@DC.Gov

And have this info ready: 1) the location, including the correct quadrant (NW, NE, SE, SW) in the District, and 2) provide as much detail as possible about the hazard, including the approximate size and depth of the pothole (get out your ruler!)

So, neighbors, where are the worst potholes on Capitol Hill?

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2 responses to “Potholepalooza”

  1. flat tire says:

    Penn Ave westbound at 12th has a sizeable pothole in the leftmost lane… it hurts when you hit it.

  2. Molly Pannell says:

    Not actually on the Hill but on DC295/Kenilworth Ave, southbound, under the Benning Road overpass, right lane.

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