DC begins annual 'Potholepalooza' street repair

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials in Washington are beginning their annual campaign to fill in potholes.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo will launch this year's "Potholepalooza" campaign Wednesday. Officials say that during Potholepalooza, the District Department of Transportation will work to repair identified potholes within 48 hours instead of its normal 72-hour response time.

This is the city's seventh Potholepalooza. Officials say they expect to fill some 12,000 potholes this year.

Residents and commuters can submit requests for pothole repairs by calling 311 or using an online form. They can also email or tweet the Department of Transportation.

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