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The 2015 Potholepalooza, the District's War on Potholes

Potholepalooza 2015 logo

Potholepalooza is the District's spring season campaign to aggressively repair damaged roadways across the city.

The first-ever Potholepalooza was held in 2009, and since then DDOT crews have filled more than 36,600 potholes during the annual campaign. Throughout spring 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 and commuters are encouraged to call, go online, tweet, or e-mail to submit requests for pothole repairs (see details below).

Residents can also Track Pothole Repairs.

How to Report a Pothole

Residents and Commuters can notify DDOT in a variety of ways:

  1. Call the Mayor's Call Center at 311,
  2. Use the On-line Service Request Center at 311.dc.gov,
  3. Tweet to twitter.com/DDOTDC, Use the hashtag #potholepalooza
  4. Email to Potholepalooza 2015.
  5. Use the District's DC311 smartphone application.
  6. Visit, like and post a comment on Potholepalooza on Facebook.com.


To expedite pothole repairs in the District.

Program at a Glance

Program Title: Potholepalooza
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Transportation Operations Administration (TOA)
Type: Planning and Strategy
Start Date: March 2015
Target End Date: Until completed

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