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DPW has filled over over 20,000 potholes since the start of the year

Posted: 7:16 PM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 19:16:51-05

INDIANAPOLIS — If there is anything that the residents of central Indiana are worried about when it comes to weather - it's the potholes.

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works told RTV6 that they've filled 21,876 potholes since Jan. 1.

Since Feb. 1, DPW has received 2,260 service requests and have filled 4,686.

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DPW street maintenance teams prepare to use a longer-lasting "hot mix" asphalt on Monday, according to Ben Easley with DPW.

The material would be used to improve pothole filling and for strip-patching. This is supposed to provide a more permanent solution for Indianapolis streets, as opposed to simply just filling a pothole.

Crews have designated a prioritized list with location that will receive strip-patching, as soon as the material is available.

DPW street crews were filling potholes on Tuesday and Friday, with a typical pothole call-out requiring 18 street maintenance crews.