Pence announces efforts for road repairs

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said the record snowfall, low temperatures and repeated freeze-thaw cycles have taken a toll on Hoosier highways. On Thursday, Pence announced that Indiana is taking action to repair state roadways.

State road repairs are being completed with assistance from the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT said during the winter, most hot mix asphalt plants close as temperatures are too low for paving. INDOT is working to gather supplies and temporarily patch roadways.

INDOT officials said as soon as weather permits, additional resources will be deployed to repair as many roads as quickly as possible.

INDOT reports with more than 30,000 lane miles to maintain statewide coupled with persistent winter weather, crews have been dedicated in removing ice and snow and have worked to patch potholes in between storms.

To report potholes on Indiana interstates, U.S. highways or state roads, call 866-849-1DOT or go their website.

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