High Speed Potholes: Cold Weather Hinders Quick Fix

By Ryan Elijah

March 7, 2011 Updated Mar 7, 2011 at 12:35 PM EST

The faster your vehicle is traveling when you hit a pothole, the more damage it can cause.

The higher speeds also create a safety issue for INDOT crews repairing them. The brutal winter was especially tough on the on-ramp at 469 West off Maplecrest Road.

Indot, of course, only fixes the interstates and state roads. If you see a pothole on a road the state cares for call 484-9541.

Until the weather warms up more, crews will use a cold mix for repair, which is really just a temporary fix until they can use a more permanent "hot mix."

Fixing potholes is a regular part of INDOT's maintenance operations.
Despite a brutal Winter, INDOT has received a similar number of complaints about potholes compared to last year.




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