Potholes — the bane of every driver’s existence. They are everywhere, and no matter what route you take, you run over multiple of them. The streets are lined with them, and it’s impossible for you to stay off the streets.
But there’s a way for you to stay on the streets and start getting more potholes off your streets. It just requires a few minutes of your time to contact your local government and report the pothole and hopefully get it repaired. Once you let them know its location, they can locate the pesky pothole and get it taken care of for you and the rest of the poor souls who’ve been driving over it.
Instead of the state government receiving pothole reports from all over the state, it’s divided up so you can the report the issue based on the city or county it’s in.
To find out whom to contact, simply go online to a search engine and search “How to report a pothole in [insert your city, county or even state].” The search engine should bring up a link for you to click on, which will take you to a page where you should be able to find a phone number or email address of someone at your local government to report your pothole problem to. It’s as easy as that.
For an example, we ran this query for Salt Lake City, since we are located in Utah. We found the following information: If there’s a pothole in Salt Lake City that you would like to report, here’s exactly what you need to do. Call (801) 535-2345 if you know of a pothole or any asphalt issue in Salt Lake City. If you want the phone number for Salt Lake County, the State UDOT or specific cities surrounding Salt Lake City, then visit the Salt Lake City official government website for a list of those phone numbers.
Potholes are a pain. You either have to swerve your car to miss one or you don’t see one in time and have to drive over it, which is horrible on your car. To prevent having to deal with these pains, report them as soon as possible and put in motion the pothole repair process.
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