DPW: Crews to work overtime to tackle pothole problem

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Department of Public Works plans to work overtime to continue filling potholes in Marion County over the next two weekends.

DPW announced Friday that 25 crews will work overtime on patching potholes both Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, March 28 to catch up on remaining open pothole requests.

“DPW is dedicated to filling potholes as quickly as possible,” Andy Lutz, DPW Director said. “By having our crews work extra shifts, we can improve our response time, and we can reduce the number of open pothole requests more quickly.”

Approximately 4,200 pothole requests have been filled since January 1, over 1700 of which have been filled since Monday – that adds up to over 350 potholes per day.

Crews plan on concentrating on potholes on the following streets:

  • Michigan Road from 56th Street to 62nd Street and from 86th Street to 96th Street
  • Ditch Road from Westlane Road to 96th Street
  • Guion Road from 52nd Street to 71st Street
  • North Shadeland Avenue from Washington Street to 46th Street
  • North Sherman Drive from 10th Street to 46th Street
  • South Emerson Avenue from Prospect Street to Raymond Street
  • South East Street from Hanna Avenue to Thompson Road
  • South Tibbs Avenue from Washington Street to Morris Street

To report a pothole, call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622, or click here, or download the RequestIndy mobile app for smart phones.

To see which potholes have already been reported, click here.