Crews work to fill potholes after hundreds of complaints

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Crews with the Department of Public Works spent Monday filling potholes around the city. Potholes are popping up all over Indianapolis streets and by Monday morning the city had received more than 500 complaints. DPW officials prioritize the potholes based on severity. Their goal is to fix some of the most dangerous ones first.

The DPW sent 11 crews out on Monday. They will likely be working through the rest of the week to fill all the potholes.

“Potholes are to be expected, keep an eye out for them especially right now. We know there are hundreds of them around the city, no area is without potholes right now,” said Stephanie Wilson, a spokesperson for DPW.

A rather large pothole caused some major car problems for Reuben Adams. He hit a pothole several days ago but didn’t realize there was a problem until the front end of his car started shaking. He wasn’t happy to learn one of his tires was damaged and he will have to get a new one.

“It’s gonna cost me some money, I don’t know how much,” said Adams.

If your car is damaged you can apply for reimbursement through the city. All claims will be reviewed by the corporation counsel. The city has instructions for filing a claim posted on its website.

The city is asking residents to report pothole locations. There are three ways to report a pothole.

  • Residents can call the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4MAC
  • Potholes can also be reported online.
  • Smart phone users can download a free app called Request Indy