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Crews have filled 5,781 potholes in Richmond so far this year

Posted at 7:10 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 16:12:55-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Department of Public Works said it is not planning a “pothole blitz" to deal with potholes along the city’s roads and alleys as it has in the  past -- they're out working every day to fix the roads.

"The Department of Public Works is operating on a very aggressive schedule to fill potholes, as evidenced by the increased numbers over the past two years," DPW spokesperson Angela Fountain said. "We are definitely on target to meet or succeed those numbers this year."

Fountain said the Department of Public Works has filled 25,000 potholes per year in the last two years. That number is up from an average of 22,000 potholes the previous years. Thus far in 2019, DPW has filled 5,781 potholes, according to the department.

"We are out there each day filling potholes," Fountain said.

DPW encourages residents and drivers to report potholes by calling 3-1-1 or by visiting the website DPW said it will make changes to its regular maintenance schedule.

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