Potholes are everywhere in Minnesota where there is an asphalt surface. They can form at any time of the year, but usually after Winter in the Springtime when a general thaw is in process.
We citizens complain about them, but if you don’t notify the proper city, county or state officials about a pothole you’re just as much the problem as the pothole is. We admit from the numerous potholes out there the Public Works crews in St Paul and other parts of the state can’t know where all the potholes are at all times. That is why your help is so vitally needed.
While we would love concrete roadways on priority streets everywhere in the State of Minnesota, concrete roads have issues too, just not always in the area of a pothole. They have cases where a slab of concrete will buckle upwards and ruin someone’s day.
Usually the pothole crews can fill in the potholes within a week after reporting them. Remember to fill out the proper form at the links provided, however if you are reporting St Paul potholes you need to say the closest address the depth of the pothole and photos help when you send an email to the address provided below.
Here are some resources below to do that in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and along MN State Highways and Interstate freeways.
Make a note of where exactly the pothole is (street address, highway & nearest mile marker), what the shape of it is, how deep it is. If you can you can send a photo of it (if the web form allows you to send a photo).
- MNDOT (Minnesota Department Of Transportation)
- St Paul Public Works
- Ramsey County
- Hennepin County
How Does a Pothole Form?
Pothole reporting is something you can do when you go on walks around your neighborhood, or after you just hit a memorable pothole. If you do report it after you just drove over one, please pull to the side of the road then fill out the form, please do not drive and text.