MoDOT launches a month-long initiative to fix potholes


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Heath Long, Tony Wood, Brandon Sullivan and Dwyane Rogers add cold-mix asphalt to help seal a French drain being installed on Route 66 near the Mid-Missouri Stockyards.


The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is kicking off a pothole repair initiative designed to let motorists help state workers identify where pothole repair is needed.
All month long, maintenance crews across Missouri will be working around the clock repairing potholes with asphalt as quickly as possible once a motorist makes a report. Although MoDOT workers are always making sure the roads are safe, this initiative is designed for motorists to report a pothole by phone, online or via smartphone or tablet.
“We want to get asphalt in the hole as quickly as possible. If you report it in the morning, our goal is to repair it before you drive the same road the next business day,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth in a press release. “We know our aging infrastructure is prone to potholes this time of year, and we are making efforts to keep our roads as safe and smooth as possible.”
As always, motorists are encouraged to report the location of potholes on state maintained roads by calling MoDOT’s 24/7 Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-274-6636) or by e-mailing Reports can also be made on a smartphone or tablet with a mobile friendly form at
According to Lebanon Maintenance Supervisor J.D. Collison, MoDOT has always tried to fix reported potholes within 24 hours.
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