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VDOT tackles pothole problems

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If winter weather stays away, your bumpy ride around town should soon be coming to an end. VDOT and the City of Richmond both have plans for tackling potholes, as the temperatures start to warm.

"We have seen a few more potholes than we normally would, and that's to be expected," said Lindsay LeGrand with VDOT.

AAA has reported record numbers of calls about tire problems because of potholes. With the worst of winter weather seemingly behind us, and temperatures on the rise, solutions are on the way.

"We're looking to see where those trouble spots are and we'll look at fixing them more permanently as soon as the weather becomes a little bit warmer," said LeGrand with VDOT. 

Right now, LeGrand said teams are assessing where and how to work. They anticipate temperatures will be warm enough to do work in mid to late April. 

VDOT has a large funding source this year for major resurfacing too: $170 million, thanks to a transportation bill.

The City of Richmond officials say they, too, are putting a plan in place for potholes, including another pothole blitz.

Both entities say reports of potholes from the community are helpful. 

To contact VDOT: 1-800-FOR-ROAD/ 1-800-367-7623

To contact the City, call 311

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