DPW continuing their attack on filling potholes in metro area
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 11, 2016) — The Indianapolis Department of Public Works is continuing their attack on filling and repairing potholes around central Indiana.
Jennifer Hashem of DPW has said that crews have filled about 7,000 potholes since the beginning of the year, which is down about 5,000 from the year before. They’ve been filling an average of 150 potholes daily.
With milder winter temperatures DPW has been able use their hot mix, which makes the repairs more permanent than the application of the cold mix. So far into the pothole repairing season, over 50 tons of hot mix has been used.
Hashem expects requests to fill potholes to slow as warmer weather moves into the state later this month. Residents can still request a pot hole to be filled by using the mobile app (RequestIndy) or by calling the Mayor’s Action Center to report a problem in their area.