Spring is the time of the year when road conditions are conducive to creating potholes. Moisture that seeps into the pavement freezes, expands and pushes the pavement up to create a pavement gap. As the pavement thaws, the ground lowers, but the pavement often remains raised. This leaves a cavity that cracks and creates a hollow space that becomes a pothole when a car drives over it and breaks the pavement. State roads are managed by the Michigan Department of Transportation, county roads are managed by Oakland County Road Commission, and City roads are managed by the Oak Park Public Works Department. To report a pothole, contact the appropriate agency's pothole hotline:
- State Roads - Call MDOT's Report a Pothole at (888) 296-4546, or visit Report Potholes to MDOT.
- County Roads - Call the Oakland County Road Commission at (877) 858-4804, or visit Report Potholes to OCRC.
- City Roads - Call the Oak Park Public Works Department at (248) 691-7497, or visit Report Potholes on the Oak Park Citizen's Action Center.