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DPW crews will be patching this weekend in Indianapolis

Saturday work because DPW is backed up with orders
Posted at 10:59 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 23:00:37-04

INDIANAPOLIS — 16 Indianapolis DPW crews will be out in force Saturday patching city roads.

With continued distancing and protective precautions in place, crews will be patching potholes and resolving service requests reported by Indianapolis residents.

There's a backlog of those work orders because DPW's ranks have been thinned after many workers had to take COVID-19 tests and wait for the results. DPW is adding these overtime Saturday hours to work toward getting ahead on street maintenance requests after decreased response time in the past month.

Roads may be safer with generally decreased traffic due to many residents staying at home, but motorists should still watch for pothole-filling crews and drive with caution in those areas.

Check the Indy Pothole Viewer [] to see open and closed pothole requests across the city. Indy DPW fills potholes as requests come in, focusing first on service requests on main thoroughfares that handle more traffic.

Residents are encouraged to report potholes via the Request Indy [] website, the mobile app on iPhone or Android, or by calling the Mayor's Action Center at 317-327-4622.