SCDOT 'pothole blitz' to repair hundreds of roads


    SCDOT 'pothole blitz' to repair hundreds of roads

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Department of Transportation work crews will began repairing hundreds of potholes across the state Saturday.

    The program is called 'The SCDOT Pothole Blitz'. It gives residents the opportunity to call or report potholes online.

    SCDOT officials say residents began sending in requests immediately.

    " We’ve got over 19 pages of potholes called in. It’s several hundred," said Steve Altman, Assistant Resident Maintenance Engineer for SCDOT. "Almost 400 potholes here in Richland County alone. We’re are going to have seven three men crews going out patching and repairing potholes."

    Some residents in Richland County told WACH Fox dodging the potholes have become a way of life in the county.

    "It's been this way probably 15 or 20 years and it's never gotten better," said James Chaffin who lives on Leesburg Road.

    SCDOT says crews try to repair pothole request in 24 hours, but rainy weather and an increasing number of requests has slowed them down.





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