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Pothole-filling progress report

Crews have filled an average of 290 potholes a day since the D.C. Department of Transportation launched "Potholepalooza" to publicize their efforts two weeks ago, DDOT said Monday.

"We've had more than 100 pothole reports through Twitter alone," said DDOT Director Gabe Klein, "and the response overall has been fantastic. After this brutal winter, we expected a harsh pothole season as well, and with the public's help we're now making great progress in repairing our roads."

DDOT dispatches as many as 10 crews and three "pothole killer" trucks to make the repairs, and they have filled 3,481 potholes since the campaign was launched. Since the first of the year, DDOT crews have filled 11,384 potholes, compared with 2,912 potholes filled during the first 78 days of 2009. That's almost a 300 percentÖ increase.

To report a pothole, residents and commuters can call the mayor's call center at 311, use the on-line service request center at, text message or Tweet to, or e-mail

-- Ashley Halsey III

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 5:25 PM ET
Categories:  Driving , Safety  
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I have called 311, e-mailed potholepalooza and twittered to DDOTDC to report potholes in the unit through 300 block of Missouri Ave NW. It's been two weeks since I made the first request, and NOTHING has happened. The potholes just get worse and worse. Gabe Klein should stop the self-congratulatory gloating and fix Missouri Ave NW!

Posted by: WashingtonDame | March 22, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

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