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NJDOT Aims To Repair Every Pothole Reported By Drivers This Spring

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A pothole is seen in this Associated Press file photo. (AP Photo, file) A pothole is seen in this Associated Press file photo. (AP Photo, file)
TRENTON, N.J. -

If you see a pothole on a New Jersey road, department of transportation officials want you to tell them about it.

On Wednesday, NJDOT officials kicked off their annual push to fill the spring crop of potholes. The department says it fills potholes year-around, but spring is the time when many potholes form due to the changes in the temperature.

NJDOT says since July 2012, crews have filled nearly 94,000 potholes. Officials expect the number to rise significantly in the reminding months of the fiscal year. During fiscal year 12, NJDOT says it filled 170,000 potholes.

"Since 2010, we have shortened the average response time it takes our crews to get out and repair an emergent pothole from around five hours down to under three hours once it has been reported to us," NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said in a statement.

NJDOT says it is challenging itself this spring to respond to and repair every pothole that is either reported by drivers or observed by crews.

"We are challenging ourselves this spring on two fronts - to respond and to repair every pothole that we observe or gets reported to us by the public, while also making a noticeable difference in the appearance of highways through a massive litter-removal in which every mile of state highway will be cleaned," Assistant Commissioner of Operations Rich Shaw said in a statement.

You can report potholes online on the NJDOT website.

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