Bowman manages the DOT unit that is responsible for Wake County.
The two biggest municipalities in the county Raleigh and Cary have a 24-hour pothole policy - report a pothole and they will try to patch it within one day.
"Terrific, I've got a few I can tell them about," Raleigh resident Peggy Joyner said.
Joyner not only knows what to expect once snow and ice melts, she knows why pavement crumbles.
"You get a crack in it, water gets in it, it freezes, the water expands, the concrete cracks, cars drive over it, concrete pops up," Joyner said. "So, especially after the freeze/thaw cycles we've had you can just watch them getting bigger every day."
Joyner says she fears budget cuts will mean a slower response by road crews.
Raleigh and Cary say cuts haven't affected their pothole plan, but for the state it's a different story.
In the past, Raleigh would fix potholes in the city limits, but on a state maintained road and bill the state, but because of budget cuts the state no longer reimburses cities and towns.
So Raleigh and Cary no longer patch state roads.