INDOT waiting for asphalt plants to open to start pothole repairs

While we're no longer dealing with icy roads, driving around town is still difficult.

This year's harsh winter left behind plenty of potholes. The road damage has even forced some people to deal with flat tires.

INDOT crews have been out putting temporary patches on potholes for several weeks, but the real repairs happen mid-spring.

Crew use an asphalt hot mix as a permanent seal for potholes. But, it turns out the long winter has caused delays at asphalt plants in our area and they're not open for business yet.

Indot is working with the asphalt plants and they plan on getting started on those permanent repairs as soon as the plants open back up.

But, with 5,000 lane miles to cover completing all the repairs could take a while.

"We may do the worst lane, worst two lanes and have to come back another time to do the rest of that road," said Matt Deitchley, INDOT spokesperson. "It will take more time than past years."

You can call 1-855-GO-INDOT to report potholes in your area.

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