INDOT looking for permanent solution for separations in the roadway where highway meets bridge

Posted at 12:23 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2019-03-14 17:12:07-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Potholes aren't the only problem plaguing our roads. Separations between the highways and bridges, causing deep divots, are popping up around the Circle City.

One spot in particular on southbound I-65 near 38th street on the west side is causing problems for drivers.

One viewer, who wishes to remain anonymous, reached out to RTV6 about his concerns. He said he contacted INDOT and was given the following response, via email, from the Indiana Transportation Services Call Center:

“Thank you for contacting the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) with your inquiry regarding I-65 at the 38th St exit. The possible repairs needed at this location are more extensive than can be completed by our maintenance department. Your inquiry has been brought to the attention of our engineering department. They are looking into the necessity of a possible future project at this location and when funding may be available. Thank you again for your inquiry and the opportunity to assist you with this matter.”

We reached out to INDOT about the problem spot -- and the email. INDOT then sent officials to inspect the area.

"We did find that there was a little bit of a separation in the bridge," said LaMar Holliday, INDOT Spokesperson for the Greenfield / East Central District. "It wasn't anything too detrimental, but we were able to see that it could cause some concerns for drivers. And so, with that, that's how we were able to send out a crew to repair right away."

This solution is only temporary, but INDOT said an engineer will be sent to the trouble spot to assess the situation and find a permanent fix, as well as what to do to prevent this problem from happening in the future.

Holliday said if you find any areas of concern on the interstate, state roads, or U.S. routes, INDOT said to contact customer service at 1-855-INDOT4U (1-800-463-6848).

“We cover a lot of miles of interstates, state roads, and us routes, and we’re not aware of everything all the time. So that’s why we rely on our motorists to call us,” Holliday said.

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