Brooke Grow 757-925-1515
April 4, 2011
VDOT CREWS WRAP UP MONTH LONG POTHOLE BLITZ
More than 10,184 potholes were filled
SUFFOLK– A winter with multiple snow events and several freeze thaw cycles meant many roadways in the Hampton Roads region were in need of repair. During March’s pothole blitz, over 10,184 potholes were patched. Crews used 1,672 tons of asphalt across the Hampton Roads District’s 9,422 miles of highways and state maintained primary and secondary roadways to make the repairs.
“We couldn’t be happier with the results of the work performed during this month-long blitz. VDOT crewmembers and contractors worked over 10,600 man-hours making repairs as quickly as possible with little inconvenience to the motoring public,” says Dennis Heuer, Hampton Roads District Administrator.
Even though the blitz has come to a close, pothole repairs will continue. As temperatures remain consistently above 50 degrees, crews will begin making permanent repairs with a hot asphalt mix. Several large repaving projects are also in queue for the spring season.
On I-64 West, a three phase project will replace a number of temporary patches currently in place. The first stretch of roadway to be replaced will extend from the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to Little Creek in Norfolk. Phase II replacement repairs will continue from Little Creek to the Twin Bridges. This project is slated to begin in early 2012. The third and final phase, also scheduled for 2012, will extend from the Twin Bridges to Greenbrier Parkway.
Beginning this spring, 19,000 square yards of concrete pavement will be replaced on I-264, between Broad Creek Bridge and Claiborne Avenue in Norfolk. The I-264 Concrete Pavement Replacement project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2012. The project calls for full depth and lane mile concrete replacement patching. Motorists may experience delays in the work zone between the week night hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Motorists are encouraged to report potholes by visiting VDOT’s website or by calling the Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623). VDOT repairs potholes on state-maintained roads only, which include interstate highways and rural primary and secondary roads. City governments are responsible for repairing potholes on city streets.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.
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