The District’s pothole-fixing campaign tops numbers from last year


Back when the Potholepalooza campaign began in 2009, a DDOT crew took on this extra-large pothole at a bus stop. (Robert Thomson/The Washington Post)

The District’s annual pothole-fixing campaign doesn’t end until next week, but it has already patched more potholes than were repaired during the entire 2012 program.

The 2,447 potholes filled since April 22 topped the mark set during last year’s program, the District Department of Transportation announced Friday. During the entire 2012 campaign, the District filled 2,443 potholes.

Potholepalooza, as the District calls it, started on April 22 and runs through May 22.

People can identify potholes and report them to the District using a variety of channels:

And there’s also a map that lets people track the results.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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