Potholes Require Patience, and Tons of Asphalt

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Filling potholes, apparently, demands patience.

For yet another week, maintenance crews working on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will spend Monday through Friday (May 3-7, 2021) scouring more than 50 state highways – including sections of U.S. Route 422 across Limerick and Upper and Lower Providence townships – to find and fill potholes and repair deteriorated pavement.

It takes a lot of filler, too. Since Jan. 1, PennDOT said, it has used more than 3,424 tons of asphalt to repair potholes across the five-county Philadelphia region.

Workers will restrict travel lanes on the highways to complete their patching efforts. PennDOT advises drivers to be alert for moving operations and expect intermittent lane closures and possible slowdowns near crews. All activities depend on acceptable weather.

If you see a pothole that needs fixing, PennDOT reminds drivers to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD, or visit its website here and click on “Submit A Roadway Concern.”

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