Have you hit a bad pothole in the past week? Here's what you can do about it:
1. Pinpoint your pothole - and check out all the others - on our collaborative Google map, "Triangle Potholes, 2010 Edition." Find the map online at blogs.newsobserver.com/crosstown/.
2. Report your pothole to city and state Department of Transportation road crews, so they can fix it. Be prepared to give a detailed description and location.
City and NCDOT road crews split the job of pothole patching. If you happen to contact the wrong folks, they'll relay your message to the right place.
Raleigh: 996-6446 or sende-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cary: 469-4090 or sende-mail to email@example.com.
Durham: 560-1177 or click the online request form at durhamnc.gov/departments/onecall/ .
Chapel Hill: 968-2796 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
State-maintained roads and streets
Contact NCDOT for rural and other state-maintained roads, many of them insidecity limits. For a quick response, call your county NCDOT maintenance yard: Wake County at 733-4768, Durham County at 477-2814, Johnston County at 934-6176 or Orange County at 732-0856
Or call NCDOT customer service: 877-368-4968.
You also can contact the NCDOT maintenance office in your county online at www.ncdot.gov/contact/. Go to "Road Report" and click the drop-down menu to choose your county. You'll get an online form for reporting your pothole problem.