My good friend and longtime member of the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists passed the below message on to me and suggested that I put it out to this list. I know that this time of year the roads can be treacherous to motorcyclists due to the potholes that pop up all over the state. Thanks Lee.
McGrath & Danielson
The Motorcycle Law Group
It looks like winter may finally be behind us, but the warmer spring temperatures have also heralded the start of “pothole season.” Because we had a very wet winter of heavy snow and rain, along with several freeze-thaw cycles, you may notice a lot of potholes in the roads.
Potholes occur when the pavement is weakened by moisture seeping into the pavement, freezing, expanding and then thawing. Traffic driving over the roads loosens the pavement further, and it eventually crumbles, causing a pothole.
If you see a pothole you may report the problem to VDOT online here or by calling 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). VDOT will investigate each report and will schedule repairs as soon as possible.
Let’s keep the VDOT repair trucks busy until all the potholes are filled!