ACHD pothole hunters hit the roads this week

newsroom@idahostatesman.comMarch 31, 2014 

With the waning winter and approaching spring, the Ada County Highway District's asphalt plants are fired up and ACHD maintenance crews are ready to fix the damage left behind by winter.

ACHD will hold its annual Pothole Days event April 1 to 3. The agency is asking for the public's help in locating potholes around the county that need to be repaired.

There are three ways to report a pothole to the highway district.

• Send an email to tellus@achdidaho.org detailing the pothole's location.

• Download the ACHD Reporter smartphone app, which allows people to report a pothole (or other roadway issue) to ACHD. The process is simple. Take a photograph of the problem, give a brief location description, and hit send. Once downloaded, people can use this app to report roadway concerns from their cell phones anytime, anywhere.

• Call ACHD at 387-6325 for problems east of Cole Road or 387-6350 for problems west of Cole Road.

Ordinarily, potholes are filled within 24 hours of being reported. Because of the volume of requests the highway district traditionally receives from this event, response times may take longer.

The Ada County Highway District is responsible for all roads and bridges in Ada County except for state highways and the interstate, which are under the Idaho Transportation Department's purvew.

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