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Road crews still working to fill potholes as spring approaches

The start of spring is less than two weeks away and the Tippecanoe County Highway Department is still actively working to fill potholes.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 6:33 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2019 8:29 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — With the start of spring less than two weeks away, the Tippecanoe County Highway Department is still actively working to fill potholes.

Temperatures are forecast to hit the 60's followed by another cool down this week. As a result, more potholes are on the Tippecanoe County Highway Department's radar.

"It's become kind of the norm to have some of these little warm spots that generate the potholes,” said Tippecanoe County Highway Executive Director Stewart.

Kline said crews are working to fill potholes causing the most concern.

"People tend to kind of just expect rough roads when it warms up and that someone else will report it,” said Kline.

But there is a way the public can help identify more problematic potholes.

"Go to the Tippecanoe County website," said Kline. "Go to the County Highway Department's page and there is a big 'Report a Pothole' on the side."

That link can be found here

Reports can also be submitted through e-mail to both Lafayette and West Lafayette. A printout version is also available to submit in person or by mail.

Kline said the reports go a long way in getting the bigger potholes taken care of.

“It really does help us," said Kline. "If you get multiple reports of the same pothole, that'll draw your attention to that one sooner." 

According to Kline, the county has around 850 miles of paved roads. Multiple road crews are being used to help fill as many potholes as possible.

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