Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PennDOT's FIX ROADS Hotline

With the freeze and thaw cycle seen over the next few weeks dangerous potholes are starting to show up with more frequency. PennDOT is trying to get a handle on the issue by asking motorists to call the 1-800-FIX-ROADS hotline if they spoy one. PennDOT District 11 spokesperson Jim Struzzi says the hotline has been around for years, and every driver should be using it to their advantage. He says the line knows from where you are calling and send you to the right district to make the complaint. Struzzi says they need the eyes of the public to tell them where roadway hazards are, especially at this time of year.
Struzzi says people can call about potholes, missing roadway signs, overhanging trees, poor visibility of signs, deer removal and other concerns. If the hotline cannot help with a concern, they will direct the caller to someone who can.
Along with the hotline you can log on to, email PennDOT about a concern, or call 511 from any phone.

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