VDOT – Patching Potholes in NOVA

We just received notice that Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are out in full force patching potholes. Patching operations are prioritized by pothole severity and location, with potholes on high-traffic roads filled within 24 hours of being reported.

To report a pothole, you can visit http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp  or call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800–FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). TTY users, call 711. Northern Virginia drivers can also e-mail novainfo@vdot.virginia.gov.
Safe driving tips, pothole patching videos and other useful information on potholes is also available on VDOT’s website at http://www.virginiadot.org/info/faq-potholes.asp.

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2 responses to “VDOT – Patching Potholes in NOVA

  1. Dave, Today, I drove from Springfield to Old Navy Bethesda, now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. I was impressed with Marylands roads. The beltway became much smoother and even after crossing the American Legion Bridge into Maryland on the Beltway. I had just come off the express lanes and it was fairly smooth but nothing compared to the beltway on Marylands side. Coming home I used the regular lanes of the beltway and was immediately introduced to a big pot hole on the Virginia side. The road is rough with breaks or bumps periodicallly as if there is a ridge under the pavement that is exposing itself. Hard to explain but take a drive and you will see what I mean. The other thing, Olde Keene Mill Road is an embarrassment to the State or County. It is always bumby, patched and rough. The road between Greeley Blvd. and Rolling road is awful. My complaint is that Virginia’s standards for building or repairing roads is awful and I doubt up to standards. I doubt that the Contractors build to specifications or that the Inspectors check for proper preparation.
    There is no need for constant repair if the road is built properly in the first place. It should be built to take the moderate temps. that we have which is around “0” degrees F. I have lived in Springfield since 1969 and Old Keene Mill Road has gone form two lane to four lane and filled with potholes and patches. Please check the standards for constuction and repair. I think it would be less expensive to build properly in the first place. Sam Hubbard
    7806 Greeley Blvd. retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

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