Hickernell Encourages Residents to Use Road-Damage Hotline to Report Poor Road Conditions

Rep. Dave Hickernell is encouraging motorists to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to report potholes and other problems with state roads.


Based on the caller’s phone number, calls are directed to local PennDOT maintenance facilities where problems can receive the appropriate attention. Callers are encouraged to:


  • Report the county and municipality where the problem is located.
  • Report the state route number, which can be found on the small white-and-black signs posted along state roads, where the problem is located.
  • Describe familiar landmarks nearby in order to help PennDOT crews locate the problem.

The toll-free maintenance hotline can be reached at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623).  In addition to reporting potholes, motorists may also report missing highway signs, shoulder drop-offs, roadway washouts and other potential hazards.


With the very cold temperatures and consistent precipitation the state has seen in recent weeks, potholes are forming more quickly than usual on several area roadways.  Once notified, PennDOT will actively work to address pothole and other roadway concerns when the weather permits.  Motorists can also log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.


For more information on the state services Hickernell’s office can provide, log on to RepHickernell.com, or visit one of Hickernell’s district offices at 236 Locust Street, Columbia or 222 South Market Street, Suite 103, Elizabethtown.


Rep. Dave Hickernell
98th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(717) 367-5525

(717) 684-5525

(717) 783-2076

Contact:  Sean Yeakle

House Republican Public Relations
(717) 787-3406