Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — According to Lower Merion Township officials area roadways are becoming ragged and pocked with potholes as winter grinds to a close.”  The township is looking for help finding the gouges, cracks, and hollows that end up damaging care tires and steering alignments on our cars.

 

To report a pothole in Lower Merion Township just call the “Pothole Hotline” by dialing calling 610-645-4782 or using the LM Report-It ap. If you want to speak with a human- being during business hours call (610) 645-6150 which is the general Public Works phone line.

 

The township established the “Pothole Hotline” back in 2010.

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After each snow and ice event, Lower Merion Police and Public Works crews marked unusually large or dangerous potholes throughout the Township with safety cones or barricades. The public’s help through the use of the Pothole Hotline and the LM Report-It app will expedite this process, said Paul McElhaney, Director of Public Works.

 

If the pothole is on a state owned and maintained street like Conshohocken State Road ( PA23) or E. Wynnewood Road, then you can report that directly to PennDot via phone at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) or click here.

 

What is a pothole?

According to Wikipedia, a pothole is a structural failure in a road surface, usually asphalt pavement, due to water in the underlying soil structure and traffic passing over the affected area. Water first weakens the underlying soil; traffic then fatigues and breaks the poorly supported asphalt surface in the affected area. Continued traffic action ejects both asphalt and the underlying soil material to create a hole in the pavement.

 

According to the township, potholes are filled by priority of roads (primary or main roads first, for example) and severity and size of any given pothole. Rain or wet roadways will suspend pothole maintenance.

 

There is an Lower Merion AP for that!

Lower Merion has its own Ap called “LM Report-It “ that can be used to report your pothole.  You can use this AP to report any non-emergency event.  I used it recently to report street lights that needed repairing.  It is simple to use and you can track when your item was taken care of by the township.

 

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