VDOT making permanent pothole repairs

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by Philip Townsend

WVEC.com

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 26 at 6:02 PM

NORFOLK -- Even though it wasn't a long, cold winter, the roads in Hampton Roads are paying the price for the mix of freezing weather followed by warm temperatures.

"They can become a safety hazard if they get too large," Brooke Grow with the Va. Dept. of Transportation says of the growing pothole problem.

VDOT takes care of the Interstates, most primary and secondary roads; roads in your neighborhood are maintained by your city.

Temporary patches fill the void for a short time, but VDOT now is moving ahead with permanent repairs.  Work has already started on I-64 near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Work for I-264 from Witchduck Road to Park Avenue will go out for bid in May.

"These upcoming jobs will be permanent fixes and there will be a noticeable difference in the pavement conditions," Grow stresses.

If you want to report a pothole to VDOT, call the Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD or fill out a form online.

 

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