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POTHOLE PATCHING

GOOD TO KNOW

​REPORT A POTHOLE BY…
Entering a service request into RequestIndy, RequestIndy Mobile for smartphones, or by calling the Mayor’s Action Center (317-327-4622).
*Tip: In an effort to address requests as quickly as possible, please indicate the address of the pothole or the closest intersection.
POTHOLES ON A HIGHWAY OR INTERSTATE ARE…
Filled by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). If you notice a pothole on the highway or interstate, please visit INDOT's website or call (317) 1-855-463-6848.
A POTHOLE IS FORMED FROM…
A process caused by both weather and motorists.
1.    Cracks caused by the wear and tear of traffic, allow water to seep beneath the pavement.
2.    This water freezes and expands as the temperatures drop to free​zing, forcing the pavement to rise.
3.    As the weight of traffic continues to pound on this raised section, and the temperatures rise above freezing, a shallow divot occurs causing the pavement to break apart, forming a pothole. 
DPW REPAIRS POTHOLES BY…
Cleaning out the loose debris and filling the pothole with either hot mix, or the cold asphalt patch.
-Hot mix is often used during warmer months, since asphalt factories are closed during the winter.
-Cold asphalt patch is used during the colder months and readily available, although it is not as permanent of a fix as hot mix.
A POTHOLE WILL BE FILLED…
After DPW receives a pothole service request. It can take up a week and a half before it is filled, due to the amount of service requests received from around the City each day.
-Crews are often unable to patch when it is raining, snowing, or if there are very low temperatures.
*Tip: You can see information about City pothole service requests, by using the Pothole Viewer
RESURFACING IS…
Done every year, to repair roads that have deteriorated beyond simple pothole patching.
-To see a list of roads being resurfaced this year, click here
-To learn how roads are selected each year for resurfacing, visit the project selection process webpage