MoDOT Launches Enhanced Pothole Patrol
So your going down the road and all of a sudden you feel a big bump in the road. This is not your ordinary bump. It is larger and more distructive to your car. This pothole is huge. Don’t worry, MoDOT is on it.Through the rest of the month of March, maintenance crews in Northeast Missouri are committed to repairing potholes with asphalt as quickly as possible of it being reported. MoDOT will aggressively respond and patch potholes to keep highways smooth and safe for Missouri motorists.
Potholes form when temperatures warm up during the day, but continue to be cold at night. When temperatures drop, the water freezes and expands the pavement. This causes the pavement to bulge and crack. When cars drive over the bulging pavement, it eventually causes chunks of pavement to pop out. And that is not good on cars, not to mention tires. MoDOT encourages you to report the locations of potholes. You can call the 24/7 Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).