Post Content

Pothole Repair, Route 24, Canton-Randolph, March 12, 2013MassDOT again this year is enlisting the public’s help this winter season in reporting pothole locations on state roads, allowing repairs to be made as quickly as possible.

To report a pothole, drivers are encouraged to call MassDOT’s Pothole Hotline at 857-DOT-INFO (857-368-4636).

Potholes are formed by the freeze-thaw cycle, where water seeps into cracks, freezes and expands, and increases the size of the crack, until they become potholes. While the incidence of potholes tends to increase in the spring, the recent fluctuation in temperatures has led to the formation of more potholes around the state.

“While the winter is not yet over, we want to make a proactive effort to reach out to drivers and ask them for their help,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. “While we have crews out routinely patching potholes, we were able to expedite the scheduling of repairs with the public’s assistance.”

Crews make two types of repairs depending on temperature and road conditions. A temporary “cold patch” is used at lower temperatures during winter; hot mix asphalt is applied at higher temperatures as a long-term fix.

MassDOT works closely with public safety officials and city and town officials to monitor potholes and also appreciates reports from drivers.

When reporting a pothole, it is helpful to be as precise as possible in providing the location along the state highway. In addition to calling 857-DOT-INFO, pot holes can also be reported by calling Toll Free at 877-MA-DOT-GOV (877-623-6846), or visit our online contact information web page to send us an e-mail.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Massachusetts RMV Renews Over 163,000 Licenses & IDs Online During REAL ID Promotion posted on Sep 18

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) continues to encourage all eligible customers to renew their Standard Massachusetts driver’s license or Massachusetts ID card online at Mass.Gov/RMV in order to qualify for a free upgrade to a REAL ID credential in 2021. This   …Continue Reading Massachusetts RMV Renews Over 163,000 Licenses & IDs Online During REAL ID Promotion

Baker‐Polito Administration Awards Over $800,000 to Municipalities for Improvements to Road-Stream Crossings posted on Sep 14

Baker‐Polito Administration Awards Over $800,000 to Municipalities for Improvements to Road-Stream Crossings

BECKET – The Baker‐Polito Administration today announced $806,880 in grants to support culvert replacement projects that improve municipal roads and river health in communities across the Commonwealth. Provided by the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), the grants support projects that   …Continue Reading Baker‐Polito Administration Awards Over $800,000 to Municipalities for Improvements to Road-Stream Crossings

Public meeting scheduled for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project posted on Sep 11

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing an upcoming virtual Public Information Meeting for MassDOT’s Statewide Exit Renumbering Project on Thursday, September 24 from 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. This project is converting all existing exit numbers on freeways to a milepost-based   …Continue Reading Public meeting scheduled for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project