Noblesville Residents Asked To Report Problem Potholes

02/04/2019

 potholes

While the Noblesville Street Department monitors roads daily, they also are asking for the public’s help in reporting potholes. Any motorist that has seen the effects of winter weather are encouraged to report them so that the potholes can be repaired as soon as possible.

“The drastic change in temperatures we’ve seen in the past week wreak havoc on roads. To combat this, the street department is out filling potholes every day as the weather allows, which means when it’s not snowing or raining. We attempt to respond within 48 hours to any complaint,” Noblesville Street Commissioner Patty Johnson said.

For potholes on city streets, residents may report them through any of the following methods:

The city utilizes an asphalt reclaimer, which allows the street department to make hot mix patch repairs to roads while asphalt plants are closed for the winter. The hot patch mixes millings with asphalt emulsion binding agents to stabilize deteriorated roadways.

“Cold patch is a quick, temporary fix that is generally used during the winter. We are able to use hot mix as a more permanent fix and it is the best way to address potholes,” Johnson said.

For State Road 19, 32, 37 and 38, residents must report potholes to the Indiana Department of Transportation at (317) 462-7751 or www.indot4u.com. As a reminder, the Noblesville Street Department is not allowed to maintain roads that fall under INDOT's jurisdiction – this includes plowing snow and repairing potholes.