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Gov. Pence makes pothole pledge in Gary

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Hilary Powell

February 7, 2014 — The state’s top leader vows to tackle Indiana’s pressing pothole problem.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence says Hoosier drivers are dodging a record number of potholes on area roads.

The governor stopped by the Traffic Management Center in Gary to announce statewide plans to repair state roadways.

In a new endeavor he calls a “potole blitz” Governor Pence says Indiana Department of Transportation crews will work alternating twelve hour shifts to cover chuckholes.

The state has spent $2.9 million filling potholes this fiscal year and officials expect the next wave of repairs to be covered by the INDOT’s winter operations budget.

Residents wishing to report road holes can Tweet @INDOTpotholes.

 

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