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Indy DPW begins using hot asphalt to fix potholes around city

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 11:13:35-05

INDIANAPOLIS — As temperatures begin to warm up for spring, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works will begin to use hot mix asphalt to fix potholes across the city.

The hot mix plants are closed during the winter, needing warmer weather to open up.

Parker said Wednesday they’ve now opened for the spring and summer.

"Hot mix asphalt is critical to allowing DPW to ramp up our street maintenance projects," said Indy DPW Director Dan Parker. "Hot mix allows crews to not only more permanently patch potholes but also to begin strip-patching and eventually street resurfacing."DPW said the hot mix asphalt provides a more permanent solution when patching city roadways. Heated to temperatures as high as 400 degrees farenheit, hot mix asphalt adheres better to pavement and is more weather-resistant than cold mix asphalt. DPW will also be strip-patching the following streets this week:

  • Missouri Street, from Morris to West Streets
  • 49th Street, from Meridian Street to Sunset Avenue
  • Kentucky Avenue, from West to Morris Streets
  • Guion Road, from 38th to 52nd Streets

Strip patching is a more permanent solution to road disrepair and potholes.

You can do that by calling the Mayor’s Action center at 317-327-4622 or by filling out a request online.