Crews Working To Repair Area Potholes

Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 19:28:06-05

Metro Public Works crews have repaired more than 6,000 potholes in 2018 and continue to take phone calls and submissions of more potholes that need to be repaired.

Six crews have been working 12 hours a day, five days a week, with additional crews on standby after regular business hours. 

Ongoing precipitation has caused potholes to form on roadways, and with more rain expected in Middle Tennessee, the potholes have been expected to remain a problem. 

During rain events, crews apply temporary patches in an effort to make roadways safer. Once the rain has passed, crews remove temporary patches and apply permanent patches.

Metro Public Works is asking Davidson County residents to help them identify pothole locations by reporting them online or by phone. To report a pothole on a Metro road, please visit or call 311 (615-862-5000). To report a pothole on an interstate or state route, please contact TDOT by calling 615-350-4400.

“It’s really important that community members let us know about pothole locations on roadways by reporting them online or calling 311,” Public Works Director Mark Sturtevant said. “Our crews are always out inspecting roads, but they can’t be everywhere all the time. When a community member calls in, they act as an extra set of eyes for our team here at Public Works.”