PennDOT Urges Motorists to Report Potholes on State Roads, Says Moul

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) would like to remind motorists to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) to report the location of potholes on state roads. 

Callers are asked to be as specific as possible when reporting pothole locations.  When reporting about state routes, callers must provide the county, municipality, street name, or preferably the state route (SR) number found on small, black-and-white signs posted along state roadways.  When possible, callers should also offer a description of any familiar landmarks that will help PennDOT find the problem area. 

The hotline may also be used to report maintenance concerns other than potholes, such as deer removal or signage issues. 

Once notified, PennDOT will work to quickly address concerns when weather permits. 

To report potholes on local roads, motorists should contact the municipality in which the pothole is located. 

Potholes develop when water seeps below the road through small cracks in the pavement surface.  As the water repeatedly freezes and thaws, a cavity below the road is formed and larger cracks develop, causing the pavement to crumble. 

The 1-800-FIX-ROAD hotline should not be used to report traffic accidents, disabled vehicles or other emergencies.  Motorists are encouraged to continue to call 911 to report those incidents. 

State Representative Dan Moul
91st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Donna Pinkham

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