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MCDOT to Focus on Pothole Patrol

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced that the Department of Transportation would be conducting an intensive effort to fill the County’s potholes.

For the next few days, the department will focus on pothole repair by adding extra equipment and staff from all seven of MCDOT’s regional depots. MCDOT repairs potholes every day of the year except during rain and snow – and this year has been no exception. However, “Snowzilla” and the wide fluctuations in temperature over the last couple months have accelerated the creation of potholes, so crews will be out in force to aggressively respond.

“This has been a winter of extremes in temperature, which exacerbate formation of potholes on our County roads,” said Leggett. “That’s why our Division of Highway Services crews are out in full force to ensure that our roads are in decent shape. I want to thank our staff for their tireless efforts to keep the roads clear of ice and snow and for all they do to repair and maintain our transportation infrastructure.”

Since January, the department has filled more than 1,000 potholes reported through MC311. MCDOT repair crews also stop to fill any other potholes encountered as they make their rounds. MCDOT relies on residents to report potholes. Germantown residents can report potholes by using the County’s MC 311’s online system or by calling the MC311 Call Center at 311 or 240-777-0311, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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