!Elect Phil for Pothole Hunter!

April 8, 2016

It's pothole season! (yippee)

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is using humor to provide awareness on how to report potholes by bringing out their own “spokesperson,” Pothole Hunter Phil Itkwik, who is campaigning to attack potholes on the commonwealth’s roadways.

Phil has been quoted as saying, "Read my lips! No new potholes in Virginia!!" Phil's campaign video can be viewed here:

“Because potholes present a safety issue for motorists, VDOT crews are focused on repairing potholes as quickly as possible,” said VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick. “We bring out the ‘Pothole Hunter’ as a humorous way to raise awareness on how to report potholes in Virginia. We appreciate the public’s assistance in the hunt for potholes as Phil Itkwik and our crews continue to do a great job tackling these roadway hazards.”

“VDOT crews, contractors and I have potholes in our sights,” said Itkwik. “We’re working to repair them to keep roadways as safe as possible, but it helps to have extra eyes on the roads. If you see a pothole, call 800-FOR ROAD (800-367-7623) or go to www.virginiadot.org and click on ‘Report a Road Problem’ in the top right corner of the website.”

VDOT also has a short tutorial on how potholes are formed and a pothole website here:

Source: VDOT