Warmer weather this month has the Missouri Department of Transportation zeroing in on St. Louis potholes. For the month of March, maintenance crews have pledged to respond to any pothole complaint within 24 hours.
Tom Blair, the assistant district engineer for MoDOT in St. Louis, said catching potholes now will make MoDOT’s job easier down the road.
" Because the temperatures are warming up, we’re not going to see that re-freeze that’s going to cause the potholes to come back out. So, if we fix them now, they’re likely to stay fixed for quite a while," he said.
The department’s enhanced pothole repair initiative applies to St. Louis City and the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, and Franklin. MoDOT is urging motorists who spot a pothole to call the department’s hotline, 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6626)