It’s a tough job. But someone’s got to do it.
You can find Charlotte Department of Transportation crews filling potholes any time of day.
“This job is around the clock. 24/7, 365 days a year.” Jason Bell, Labor Crew Chief II
Their work never ends. CDOT repaired about 1,500 potholes in 2018 alone. They expect to fill even more in 2019.
“It feels good to know that you’ve played a part in actually doing something good for the city. You know, it’s a really good feeling.” Weylyn Ivey, CDOT Crew Member
With more than 2,500 miles of roads to maintain, nine CDOT crew members are on call every night. Their goal is to investigate and repair any potholes that create a safety hazard within 24 hours.
CDOT says their hard work pays off.
“You got a person that might have a very expensive vehicle and really loves their vehicle. They hit that pothole or they spill that coffee on themselves early in the morning. You know, maybe you helped avoid that.” Jason Bell, Labor Crew Chief II
If you’d like to report a pothole, contact 311. Team Charlotte has you covered.