The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is asking citizens to become a member of its Pothole Patrol. All you have to do is report any potholes on state-maintained roads and a crew will be dispatched to repair the damage.

The number to call is 888-275-6636. Calls will be taken 24/7. People also can report a pothole by contacting Another way to report a pothole is by sending an email to

As many as 300 potholepatching crews are working this month to make repairs. Motorists should be alert when they come across a pothole-patching crew.

The spring season also is pothole season. MoDOT spends about $15 million a year on pothole patching. Most of the work is done in March.

The state maintains 34,000 miles of roads, including interstates, U.S. and Missouri routes and lettered routes. MoDOT needs the cooperation of the public — after all, it is the motorists who benefit.