Neighbors On Indianapolis’ West Side Must Drive In Yards To Avoid Massive Potholes


INDIANAPOLIS: Roads throughout Indianapolis are probably going to start to give way in many locations due to cold snaps, warming trends, and then returning to the cold.

Indianapolis is already seeing a growing number of potholes, and as the weather warms up, more will probably appear.

A temperature gradient is one of the primary causes of potholes.

The Indy Pothole Viewer displays the more than 900 open pothole claims located throughout the city. Over the course of the week, that figure has risen.

Potholes have given many individuals headaches and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Neighbors in Indianapolis’ west side are having a lot of trouble because of a large pothole.

There is clear water standing in the roadways when traveling down Chelsea Road.

However, as soon as you drive down the road, you encounter several potholes.

Christy Hayes claims that she has had no choice but to strike the potholes several times. It basically goes over the whole roadway.

“No one is able to walk along our street. They must enter people’s yards, according to Hayes.

Hayes claims she has made multiple attempts to report the pothole to the city, but she has never been successful in getting a permanent solution.

“I have paperwork in front of me that states the city has closed. They mend it. You get this,” Hayes declared.

She sent WRTV several of her grievances to the mayor’s action center and even brought up the matter with a member of her local city council.

Hayes poked her yard stick into the pothole and found that it was sometimes deeper than three inches. The approximately 20-foot-wide road is taken over by it.

She expresses her extreme frustration and her hope that the problem will be fixed quickly, but her optimism is low.

“Come out and start talking about your guy’s neighborhoods, fix your neighborhood, fix your piles, fix your streets,” urged Hayes.

A DPW representative in Indianapolis informed WRTV that while they were unaware of the problem, they would investigate.

Hayes is not the only one who has reported pothole-related damage to the city; many more have done the same.

Stephanie Robertson claims she hit a pothole on her way to work around 16th and Emerson.

Her damage was limited to a flat, but it still required several hundred dollars to fix.

Her irritation stems from the fact that potholes are being patched all around the city, in addition to the harm done to her.

“Its crazy that they were not catching these big giant potholes – because these were potholes before they got cold before we had this warm spell now,” Robertson stated.

She regrets not having notified the city about the pothole before she suffered damage.

If a pothole damages your car, you can potentially get repaid, though most claims are not fulfilled.

You must demonstrate that the state or city was aware of the pothole prior to your harm.

The actions you need to take and things to remember in order to get compensated are as follows:

  • Call 317-327-4622 or submit a tort claim via the Mayor’s Action Center website.
  • Display pictures of the damage you’ve sustained.
  • 180 days are allotted for filing the claim.
  • Receipts from invoices you paid for repairs must be presented.
  • You can report potholes by clicking here, calling the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622, or using the RequestIndy mobile app.

Click here to learn more about filing a tort claim. By clicking this link, you may also download and complete a blank template.

The city has ninety days under the statute to handle a tort lawsuit.

It is advised by the city that you submit invoices rather than estimates for any work done on your vehicle.

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