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MoDOT kicked off an enhanced pothole repair initiative

LEWIS COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) - It's that time of year when the weather finally starts to improve and crews can finally start to patch up all those potholes.

MoDOT kicked off an enhanced pothole repair initiative Monday. Maintenance crews will aggressively respond and patch potholes to keep highways smooth and safe for Missouri motorists. MoDOT maintenance supervisors say March is always a busy month for them.

"Our biggest month for pot holes just due to the conditions," Heath Otte, a MoDOT maintenance supervisor said. "We'll have freezing conditions overnight and then it will warm up through the day. You add moisture to that and the moisture swelling creates the potholes."

Otte even encourages the public to call in and report troublesome potholes.

"We're out here to make the roads as safe as possible," Otte said. "So, with more eyes and ears out there looking for issues and letting us know the better we can do our job."

You can report a pothole by phone, online or by using your smart phone or tablet.

You can call MoDOT's 24/7 Customer Service Center at 1-888-275-6636. You can send an email to You can make a report through Facebook. Or you can use its Twitter handle, @MoDOT_Northeast.

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