Residents, Commuters Can Help Fix City Streets
Spring is here, winter is gone and today kicks off Potholepalooza 2013! No, it’s not the latest hipster concert festival — it is D.C.’s month-long effort to repair damaged roads in the city. If you spot a pothole in D.C., simply call it out and the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) will work to repair identified potholes within 48 hours of the request.
So, whether you’re sick of damaged tires or you’re just excited to see the D.C. government handle something within 48 hours, here is how to report potholes to DDOT:
1. Call: Phone 311, the Mayor’s call center
2. Click: Use the DC Government’s Service Request Center Online
3. Tweet: @DDOTDC
4. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Facebook: Comment on the Potholepalooza page
6. Download: DC 311, the latest mobile app, available on Android and iOS devices
Plus, you can also track the status of certain repairs: www.gis.ddot.dc.gov/potholeapp .
Some other things that we think we should be able to report in D.C for repair? Bad restaurants. Careless pedestrians. Hostile drivers. Lengthy presidential motorcades. All unlikely … so, until then, we’re excited to help create a smoother ride through our nation’s capital!