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Mayor Gray to Kick Off 2014 Potholepalooza Campaign

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mayor Gray to Kick Off 2014 Potholepalooza Campaign

WHAT/WHO:  Mayor Vincent C. Gray and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Terry Bellamy will kick off the 2014 Potholepalooza Campaign.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 9, 2014
              10:00 am – 11:00 am

This announcement is part of Mayor Gray’s regular Biweekly Press Briefing.

WHERE:  Corner of Benning Road and G Street SE

BACKGROUND:  Potholepalooza is the District’s month-long spring campaign for aggressively repairing winter-damaged roadways across the city by calling attention to the avenues available to District residents and visitors for reporting potholes. Residents and commuters are encouraged to call, go online, tweet, e-mail or use the District’s DC311 smartphone app to submit requests for pothole repairs.

The first-ever Potholepalooza was held in 2009, and over the past five campaigns DDOT crews have filled 24,910 potholes. Starting Wednesday, April 9 and running through May 9, DDOT will work to repair identified potholes within 48 hours of reporting (normal response time is within 72 hours). More information about this year’s Potholepalooza is available online at ddot.dc.gov/potholepalooza-2014.