Who You Gonna Call? Arlington's Pothole Busters

Published on March 09, 2016

They're not here to save the world but the County's Pothole Busters are out to prevent some haunting damage to tires, rims and maybe even your car's pricey suspension. potholefill

If there's a growing rut in your neighborhood, pick up the phone and call the Department of Environmental Services' (DES) customer care center at 703-228-6570 (after hours, use 703-228-6555) to report the offender. Or complete the County's online "Report a Problem" form.

Issues related to state routes such as Washington Boulevard are forwarded to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

With the arrival of warm weather, DES Pothole Buster crews have ramped up repairs along Arlington's 974 lane miles of roads. Some 2,440 potholes have been filled so far this season. Last year the County patched a record-setting 12,100 dips and depressions.

In the words of Pothole Buster deputy director of operations Mike Moon, the goal is for all our streets to be "safe, smooth and durable" after a blizzard's worth of harm.

Motorists can help by staying cautious and alert as additional trucks and crews are out repairing what at times may look like a supernatural asphalt assault.

For updates on Pothole Busters progress, follow @ArlingtonDES on Facebook and Twitter and look for the hashtag #PotholeBusters.