Monday, March 9, 2015

City Kicks-Off Aggressive Pothole Blitz


The City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) began an aggressive plan today to address the more than 300 repair requests that have been received concerning potholes throughout the city of Richmond. Since the beginning of the calendar year, the department has completed nearly 500 pothole repairs.

"Extra crews are being assigned to pothole patrols and are being strategically deployed throughout the city to address the increased number of potholes resulting from recent winter precipitation,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “We want to close out our pothole repair blitz within the next several weeks and I encourage all residents and motorist to assist us by continuing to report all potholes to the City.”

Presently, the City is receiving about 20 pothole request per day. Potholes can be reported, 24 hours a day, online at www.RichmondGov.com or residents may call in a request using the City's 3-1-1 system during business hours.

DPW will also conduct more road inspections during this repair period to ensure that all required repairs are identified in a timely fashion. More permanent repairs and improvements are scheduled for the upcoming paving season which runs from April through the end of October, depending on weather.