POTHOLES!

Publish Date: 
June 27, 2011

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has posted a new educational video on its YouTube channel showing how potholes form and ways you can notify them about potholes on state trunklines. The video, "Reporting Potholes," is now playing at www.youtube.com/MichiganDOT.

"The cycle of rising and falling temperatures causes more and more potholes on Michigan roadways," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "This video will give the public a better understanding of potholes and how they can alert MDOT crews to problem areas. Patching potholes is not a permanent fix, but it does give everyone a smoother and safer drive."

To report a pothole on state trunklines, go to the MDOT Web site at www.michigan.gov/mdot. Click on the "Report Potholes" icon in the bottom right corner of the page and fill out the online form or call 888-296-4546. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I or US designations. Potholes on other roads should be reported to your local road commission.

MDOT has 61 videos on their YouTube channel including two of a Warm-Mix Asphalt demonstration near Rapid River. The benefits of warm-mix are detailed starting at 7:55 into the second video. Just go to the website detailed above and click on the down arrow.

For up-to-date information on MDOT projects, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive. Follow MDOT at www.twitter.com/MichiganDOT or www.facebook.com/MichiganDOT.

Drive Safe!

Paul Schultz
GLTPA Board of Directors
 

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