Camden County DPW working on repairing potholes

The DPW is asking residents to report any potholes they see on county roads.

The Camden County Department of Public Works is hitting the roadways with several crews to repair potholes created by the severe winter weather.

For a second year in a row record temperatures and precipitation have taken a significant toll on the county’s highway system. To combat the effects of this winter, the Camden County Freeholder Board will aggressively locate and fill potholes on all county roads.

“Crews have been dispatched throughout the highways and byways of the county to put down thousands of tons of hot asphalt and keep vehicles moving,” Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo said. “This spring the county will move forward with its capital maintenance program to repave roadways, but in the interim the pothole patrol will put a patch over any problematic areas.”

The Freeholder Board is asking residents to report any road hazards they encounter to the Camden County Public Works Hotline at (856) 566-2980.  The number is answered by a live person, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, residents can contact DPW through the county website at www.camdencounty.com or through Twitter at @camdencountynj or Facebook at www.facebook.com/camdencountynj.

“Residents are our best eyes on our roadways and we, as a collective Board, want address potholes and roadway concerns from the Delaware River to the Pine Barrens,” said Shin Angulo. “We need everyone to become engaged in this effort to make Camden County a better place to live and drive throughout our 1,200 lane miles of highway.”

For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Public Works at (856) 566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.