Indianapolis officials Thursday announced the city will strip-patch over a dozen deteriorated streets to help mend its ongoing pothole problem.
Dan Parker, with the Department of Public Works, says the city has already filled more than 57,000 potholes this year and is ahead of repairs compared to last year.
"Last year, a lot of these repairs didn’t start until the last week of February," Parker says. "This year we started almost three weeks earlier and so we're getting after it much earlier."
Locations that will be strip-patched to repair potholes
- 16th Street, from Lynbrook Drive to Post Road
- Pennsylvania Street, from 40th to 43rd streets
- Washington Street, from Arlington Avenue to Kenyon Street
- 86th Street, from Purdue to Harcourt roads
- Allisonville Road, from 46th to 47th streets
- 21st Street, from Senate Boulevard to Meridian Street
- Forest Manor Avenue, from 28th to 45th streets
- Gadsden Street, from S McClure Street to Holt Road
- Wellesley Boulevard, from 16th to 21st streets
- Raymond Street, from 8300 to 8400 Raymond Street
- 16th Street, from 8100 to 8200 16th Street
- 10th Street, from Holt to Concord roads
- Madison Avenue, from McCarty Street to 550 feet south of McCarty Street
Strip-patching is more than just filling in potholes, it involves stripping inches of asphalt off the road around each pothole and repairing that larger area. While not a permanent solution, city officials say it’s longer lasting.
The city says people are still encouraged to report potholes via RequestIndy.
Some of these repairs have already begun and will be done as early as next week.