The Entire Life Cycle of a Pothole, Explained in 100 Seconds

by ARLnow.com March 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm 2,749 7 Comments

A new video from Arlington County explains the entire life cycle of a pothole in less than 2 minutes.

In the video, county engineer Dave Hundelt talks about how potholes form, how residents can report them online (hint: use this form) and how road crews can patch a pothole in 20 minutes flat.

Expect the pothole crews to be out in force later this week, when temperatures are expected to rise well north of the 50 degree mark needed for more permanent repairs.

  • LyonSteve

    Military Rd between Marcey Rd and Chain Bridge.

  • Rick

    It might take them 20 minutes but it will not be flat

  • Head_Slap

    You report 20 minutes flat…but he says in the video that it takes 20-30 minutes. That is almost as good as the front page headline on this week’s Arlingtonian that said, “Poor Getting Poorer,” but whose story contained not one number or statistic about the number of poor.

    Glad to see our junior Arlington journalists are making it!


    • The key word there is “can” — they *can* fix a pothole in 20 minutes flat.

      I’ll grant you that “flat” in the sentence is a bit hyperbolic.

  • johnny b

    I guess the other 3 or 4 guys who just stand around while those 3 actually do the work are just out of camera…it’s the ‘Arlington Way’.


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