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PotholeFixGP – New app for reporting potholes in Gauteng

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has launched the PotholeFixGP App that allows road users in the province to report poor road conditions and other road maintenance issues that require attention.

“The launch of the app is part of the Department’s commitment of leveraging new technologies to assist with the monitoring of potholes and other road defects that need urgent attention,” said Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Road Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo.

The PotholeFixGP app is currently only available to download on the Google App Store, and will soon launch on the Huawei and Apple app stores.

How it works

According to BusinessTech, the following will happen after a road user reports an issue on the PotholeFixGP app:

  • User reports a road defect or pothole by dropping a pin on a map or using their GPS location.
  • The pothole/road maintenance report appears on the departmental dashboard where it will be allocated to a maintenance team.
  • Upon allocation, the app will provide a status update of the pothole ranging from reported, assigned, to complete. Users can also get updates via email.

The app will also allow users to check and verify whether a pothole is on a municipal, provincial, or national (Sanral) road.

“Potholes reported are then referred to responsible road agencies or municipalities for their attention. Those belonging to the Department will be dealt with by the departmental road maintenance teams,” said the transport department.

The launch of the PotholeFixGP app forms part of the Gauteng provincial government’s #SmartMobilityWeekends programme.

“[The] #SmartMobilityWeekends campaign involves, amongst others, grass cutting, vegetation control, fixing of road signage and pothole patching, [and] enabling overall maintenance of the provincial road network to acceptable standards,” said the department.

“The people of Gauteng are encouraged to download the app and report road maintenance issues that need attention.”

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