Potholes across city creating problems for drivers

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Some pot holes around town are starting to get bigger with every bump.

“Pot holes big and small, anytime you have that freezing and thawing cycle it encourages that occurrence but our team is going to fill them no matter how big or how small they are,” said Stephanie Sample with the City of Indianapolis.

A pothole patrol was busy on Kessler Avenue trying to patch up a nasty stretch of road.  However, this is prime time for potholes, and the calls reporting them are not slowing down. The city says workers are  getting to the bad areas as fast as they can.

“They’re averaging about a three-day turnaround on requests,” Sample said.

Tire shops are getting plenty of calls as well.

“Oh, it’s crazy. Everything from bent wheels, blown tires, just chaos for people’s vehicles,” said Discount Tire Manager Josh Holler.

One hard pop is all it takes.

So far, the city has filled about 550 pot holes this month alone, and more than 2,000 potholes have been reported since January.  If it ever stops snowing, the work will get done faster.

“Just as soon as you see them, report them,” Sample said.  “If they’re on an Indianapolis city street, they are our responsibility we will absolutely fill them and take care of them.”

Report a pothole, here.

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2 comments

  • john

    OUR DULY ELECTED NOFFICIALS ALL THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH IS THE WEALTHY MEANING CARMEL FISHERS AND IT STARTS WITH BALLARD I JUST MOVED BACK TO INDY I WAS AWAY FOR 9 YEARS AND I REMEMBER THE SAME EXACT CONDITIONS WHEN I LEFT ESPECIALLY INNER CITY ROADS AND THE ROAD CREWS IF YOU READ THIS YOU SUCK YOU DRIVE AROUND AND DO NOT SPREAD ANY SALT

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