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Alexandria launches ‘pothole patrol’ season

T&ES crews fixing a pothole (image via City of Alexandria)

April 1 marks the launch of pothole patrol season in Alexandria.

In a release, the City of Alexandria said work is starting today on fixing potholes around the city.

According to the release:

Alexandria is divided into 11 zones, and Street Maintenance crews will work diligently across multiple zones at a time to ensure each zone receives one pass as crews find and repair any potholes encountered.

This is a moving operation, and residents should expect periodic lane closures throughout the City. The spring pothole patrol only covers major street networks and does not include public alleys and parking spaces.

While temporary patches are used to fill in potholes from time to time, April is when Alexandria gets into the permanent fixes.

According to the city’s website:

Permanent patching is used where a long-lasting repair is required. Oftentimes, the road surface must be cut away, the road base replaced, and new hot mix asphalt installed. The preferred months to perform permanent patching activities are from April to November due to hot mix asphalt temperature requirements and availability.

Pothole patrol is scheduled to wrap up around April 26 according to the city website. After that, residents can report potholes by using Alex311 or by calling 703 746 4311.

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