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City schedules 3-Week Pothole Blitz

Posted March 28, 2024

~ Report potholes using the RVA311 app, or Call 3-1-1 ~

RICHMOND, Va. – The Department of Public Works will kick-off a citywide Pothole Blitz, weather permitting, on April 1. Roadway crews are working to clear a backlog of 439 service requests for pothole repairs in the system. The blitz is expected to last approximately three weeks.

Report a pothole by calling 3-1-1, visiting or downloading the RVA311 app.

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of only 195 currently accredited public works agencies in the United States. DPW’s portfolio comprises a wide array of services to include leaf collection; street, sidewalk and alley maintenance; trash collection; recycling; grass cutting; graffiti removal; parking enforcement; urban forestry; street signs; traffic signals and pavement markings and civil engineering. In addition, DPW maintains upkeep on most city buildings; issues permits for working in the city’s right-of-way; manages the RVA Bike Share program and maintains the fleet of city vehicles. DPW’s operating budget comes from the general fund of the City of Richmond. For more information about DPW services, click here or call 3-1-1