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Essex County Establishes "Pothole Hotline"


WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo has announced that the County has established a telephone hotline and online service request form to report potholes on county roads.

“Residents and motorists rely on our network of county roads to travel to work, school and move about their daily lives.There is no question that the horrendous weather this winter has taken its toll on the pavement and created challenging driving conditions for everyone,” DiVincenzo said.

“While we have had pothole repair crews and roadway inspectors out every day, residents can help us identify areas that they believe are in need of relief by calling or going online.The problem of potholes will continue, but we will continue to make sure our roadways are safe and meet the driving needs of the public.” 

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Since November, the county has responded to 20 storms and over 55 inches of snow. After plowing, the Essex County Department of Public Works transition into pothole repair crews. Over 15,000 potholes have been filled to date throughout the 215 miles of county roads.

To find out what county roads are located in a particular Essex County town, go to:

To report a pothole on a county road, call 973-239-3366, Ext. 2220 or the main Public Works Office at 973-226-8500, Ext. 0. County residents can also complete the online service request form on the Essex County DPW web page at     

When leaving a message on the hotline or sending a message online, the public is asked to provide the nearest street address or the nearest cross street where the pothole is located. This will help road repair crews to find the potholes more easily.





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