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Click to report a potholeReport a Pothole

Use MDOT's Report a Pothole form or call 888-296-4546 to report potholes on state roads. Most state roads begin with M, I or US designations (e.g., I-75, M-28, US-23, etc.).
Include specific information about the location. Your report will be forwarded to the appropriate MDOT region staff for action.

For everyone’s safety, please remember to slow down near pothole crews.

PotholeThe Birth of a Pothole PDF icon Potholes are created when snow and ice melt as part of Michigan's seasonal freeze-thaw cycles. Moisture seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands and thaws, creating a gap in the pavement. As vehicles drive over the gap, the pavement weakens leading to a pothole.
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