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MoDOT launches statewide program to fill potholes

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MoDOT crews filling in potholes (Credit: KMOV) MoDOT crews filling in potholes (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is promising to repair any potholes within 24 hours.  

The department has launched a statewide program to fill potholes through March.

"We want to get asphalt in the hole as quickly as possible. If you report it in the morning, our goal is to repair it before you drive the same road the next business day," said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth. "We know our aging infrastructure is prone to potholes this time of year, and we are making efforts to keep our roads as safe and smooth as possible." 

Potholes are a big problem across the area. They form when temperatures warm-up during the day and stay cold at night.

MoDOT spends roughly $15 million a year patching potholes.

Click here for information on how to report a pothole.

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