The Michigan Department of Transportation has posted a new educational video on its YouTube channel showing how potholes form and ways the public can notify MDOT about potholes on state trunklines. The video, “Reporting Potholes,” is now playing at

“The cycle of rising and falling temperatures this time of year causes more and more potholes on Michigan roadways,” said state transportation  director Kirk T. Steudle. “This video will give the public a better understanding of potholes and how they can alert MDOT crews to problem areas. Patching potholes is not a permanent fix, but it does give everyone a smoother and safer drive.”

To report a pothole on state trunklines, go to the MDOT Web site at Click on the “Report Potholes” icon in the bottom right corner of the page and fill out the online form, including all sections, with as much detailed information as possible. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I or US designations. 

For up-to-date information on MDOT projects, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: Follow MDOT at or


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