D.C.'s 'Potholepalooza' Begins
It's really not about music or about grass, although the word sounds that way. Potholepalooza is the District's month-long spring campaign to repair damaged roadways across the city.
The funny name of the program notwithstanding, D.C. officials have set lots of connections for citizens. Residents and commuters are encouraged to call, go online, tweet, or e-mail to submit requests for pothole repairs.
Residents and commuters can notify DDOT about pothole in a variety of ways:
Call the Mayor's Call Center at 311;
Use the On-line Service Request Center at 311.dc.gov
Tweet to twitter.com/DDOTDC
Email to Potholepalooza@dc.gov
Use the District's new DC311 smartphone application
Post a comment on the Potholpalooza Facebook page
The first-ever Potholepalooza was held in 2009, and since then District Department of Transportation crews have filled almost 21,011 potholes during the annual campaign. Through May 22, DDOT, the agency responsible for the repair of potholes for the District, will work to repair identified potholes within 48 hours of the request (normal response time is within 72 hours).
Residents can also track the repairs at www.gis.ddot.dc.gov/potholeapp.