A pothole is a bowl-shaped hole in a road that usually forms as a result of water seeping into pavement cracks and freezing during winter months. Because water expands when it freezes, the cracks become wider and deeper. Over time, the larger cracks, combined with the weight of traffic, cause the road's pavement to break up. While potholes are more prevalent in early spring, they can occur year-round.
STATE MAINTAINED ROADS
NCDOT is committed to repairing potholes on state-maintained roads within two business days when they are reported using the online pothole reporting system.
To identify if a street is classified as a State-Maintained Road, please visit NCDOT's State Maintained Roads Map.
TOWN MAINTAINED ROADS
To report potholes on other publicly owned or maintained roads, please use the Report A Problem Link.