TDOT Launches Pothole Repair after Winter Storm

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Kristin Farley
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TDOT Launches Pothole Repair after Winter Storm

Posted: 01/24/2024

Last week’s winter storm has created an abundance of potholes along interstates and state routes. TDOT is launching a statewide effort using all available resources to repair the damaged areas as quickly as possible.

During the prolonged weather event, TDOT crews worked around the clock for several days clearing state routes and assisting motorists - watch this video. 

105,500 Staff Hours
88,500 Tons of Salt
1,500,000 Tons of Brine
884,200 Miles Driven
1,902 Incidents Managed, Motorists Helped 
892 Vehicles

**These preliminary numbers are expected to increase slightly at final count 

Multiple crews will be patching potholes over the coming days and weeks. Cold mix asphalt is currently  being used for repairs. More permanent repairs will be made in spring and early summer when asphalt plants are producing hot mix. 

In some cases, motorists should be prepared for short-term traffic delays during these pothole repair operations. While every effort will be made to perform repairs during off-peak travel times (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays), some lane closures may extend into the late afternoon, evening, and weekends. We ask drivers to be patient and to watch out for TDOT crews on interstates and state highways. Work with Us – move over, slow down. 

Please note – inclement weather, emergency repairs or incidents may disrupt daily schedules. TDOT does not count potholes, keep a tally of how many potholes have been repaired or the cost of repairs per pothole. These repairs are part of normal highway maintenance operations. Drivers can report potholes by calling the TDOTFIX Hotline at 833-TDOTFIX or by submitting an online maintenance request form. 

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