It’s the middle of pothole season and Indianapolis has invested in new technology to address the problem.
Two new infrared asphalt heaters are able to raise the temperature of the pavement so that crews can re-compact and smooth out roads. The process helps close more cracks in a stretch of roadway to ease the precipitation freeze and thaw that leads to potholes.
The new machines are part of the city’s recent investment to improve deteriorating infrastructure with new equipment and increased personnel.
The Department of Public Works expects to finish testing the new heaters and have them on the roads in the next few weeks.