Now You Can Report Potholes To MDOT
Don't complain to friends and co-workers, complain to the state of Michigan about our potholes!
Finally, the State of Michigan is stepping up to the plate and taking caer of those dang potholes that throw off our cars alignment at the least. Now if you spot one or have the unfortunate luck of hitting one, there is someone to call.
Michigan.gov explains how these pesky holes come to be...
Potholes are created when snow and ice melt as part of Michigan's seasonal freeze-thaw cycles. Moisture seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands and thaws, creating a gap in the pavement. As vehicles drive over the gap, the pavement weakens leading to a pothole.
Now if you encounter a pothole there is something you can do about it. You can call 888-296-4546 to report potholes on state roads. Most state roads begin with M, I or US designations (e.g., I-75, M-28, US-23, etc.). Your report will be forwarded to the appropriate MDOT region staff for action.
According to Michigan.gov, the tips posted there go directly to the nearest garage that can help fix them.
Here's hoping for a smooth ride all the time in the Mitten state!