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Prince George's County Conducting Pothole and Litter Blitz

Susan D. Hubbard sends us this story:


Prince George’s County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is conducting a countywide Pothole and Litter Blitz continuing through Friday, March 18, 2011.  The goal is to identify and fill potholes on and remove litter from all county-maintained roadways.  


A Pothole and Litter Blitz is conducted annually at this time of year. During the Blitz, staff surveys every county-maintained roadway, starting with primary/collector and ending with residential roadways, to identify and repair potholes resulting from the effects of cold temperatures and salt spread during winter storms.  In addition, because vegetation is dormant, the Blitz provides an opportunity for staff to visually inspect and remove litter and illegally-posted signs from county-maintained roadways and rights-of-way.


If not reported and repaired, potholes have the potential to damage vehicles and to cause structural damage to the roadway infrastructure.  When there is structural damage and an entire roadway section has to be repaired, the cost to taxpayers dramatically increases.  Consequently, in an effort to keep roadways safe and clear of obstacles, as well preserve taxpayers’ dollars, DPW&T wants to identify and repair as many potholes as possible before they become major roadway repairs.


 To assist DPW&T in identifying pothole locations, citizens, residents, business owners and those traveling throughout Prince George’s County are encouraged to report pothole locations by calling 301.499.8520.  In addition, potholes may be reported using the county’s website at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.


To report locations where there is an accumulation of trash and debris in the rights-of-way or along county-maintained roadways, please call 301.499.8520 or visit the Website.