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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is getting ready to fill potholes on the interstates around the Indy metro.

INDOT is adding additional crews and contractors. They’ve more than doubled the number of maintenance crews focused on patching potholes in the Indianapolis area this week. Most crews will be working overnight to maintain the safety of drivers and INDOT workers, said a news release.

Nine crews are assigned to pothole patching overnight in the area indefinitely. At least two crews will be active during daytime hours to address emergency potholes during peak times and perform patching on U.S. and State highways as needed.

INDOT crews will be focused on the following segments:

  • I-69 from 96th St. to I-465
  • I-465 from US 421/Michigan Rd. to I-69
  • I-465 from I-69 to I-70
  • I-70 from I-465 to Mount Comfort Rd.
  • I-70 from I-465 to the North Split
  • I-65 from 38th St to South Split 
  • I-65 from the South Split to County Line Rd
  • I-465 from I-70 to State Road 37/Harding St. (Southeast side) 
  • I-65 from 38th St to I-865
  • I-865 from I-65 to I-465
  • I-465 from U.S. 421/Michigan Rd. to I-74 (Northwest side) 
  • I-465 from I-74 to State Road 37 (Southwest side)
  • I-70 from the South Split to Ronald Reagan Pkwy.

INDOT is also contracting with Rieth-Riley Construction, Milestone Contractors, and E&B paving to strip pave three sections of interstate, including:

  • I-65 near Southport Rd.
  • I-65 N near 71st St.
  • Southeast corner of I-465

INDOT reminds you to slow down when you see a crew working on the road and give them plenty of space to do their job.

To report a pothole 24/7 on an interstate highway, U.S. highway or state road, contact INDOT through or you can call  855-INDOT4U (463-6848). 

PHOTO: Chris Davis/Emmis