With winter weather in full swing, the Indiana Department of Transportation reminds the public to be on the look out for potholes on State, U.S. and Interstate Routes.

Potholes form when water seeps into cracks on the roadway, freezes and then thaws. This process, combined with normal highway traffic and snow removal operations can loosen the pavement creating potholes.

Because winter weather conditions take a larger than normal toll on the roads, INDOT makes pothole patching a priority, especially after snow and ice events. During the winter months asphalt plants are closed so a cold mixture is used to temporarily patch holes until a permanent patch can be made in the warmer months. Cold mix is a combination of small stone and liquid asphalt. Even after being filled with cold patch, the same pothole requires ongoing maintenance and can reopen several times throughout the winter

To report a pothole on a numbered state route, interstate or U.S. highway, contact INDOT at 1-800-279-5758 or use the “Report a Concern” tool at http//www.in.gov/indot/2330.htm.  To report potholes on city streets or county roads, please contact the proper city or county maintenance department. (see list below) When calling, please indicate the address of the pothole or nearest landmarks, the direction of travel (N, S, E or W) and the specific lane (outside, middle, inside) of the pothole, so our crews can quickly find and repair the pothole.

For the past several years, INDOT has been expanding its Pavement Preservation Program to improve pavement friction and seal tiny cracks before potholes form. For every dollar invested, research estimates that pavement preservation saves taxpayers $6 to $14 in future maintenance and construction costs.

Author: INDOT

Potholes Contact List by County

*The following is a contact list to aid in reporting potholes that are under the jurisdiction of the county.

County
                              Phone Number

Adams County                 (260) 692-6222

Allen County                    (260) 449-4781

Bartholomew County    (812) 379-1660

Benton County                (765) 884-0420

Blackford County            (765) 348-0306

Boone County                 (765) 482-4550

Brown County                 (812) 988-4545

Carroll County                 (574) 967-4244

Cass County                     (574) 753-3749

Clark County                    (812) 246-9571

Clay County                      (812) 835-2091

Clinton County                (765) 659-6379

Crawford County            (812) 338-2162

Daviess County               (812) 444-5798

Dearborn County            (812) 655-9394

Decatur County               (812) 663-2686

Dekalb County                 (260) 925-1864

Delaware County            (765) 747-7818

Dubois County                (812) 482-5505

Elkhart County                (574) 533-0538

Fayette County                (765) 825-5981

Floyd County                   (812) 923-3041

Fountain County             (765) 294-2971

Franklin County                (765) 647-4271

Fulton County                  (574) 223-2385

Gibson County                (812) 385-4887

Grant County                   (765) 677-6044

Greene County                (812) 659-2234

Hamilton County            (317) 773-7770

Hancock County              (317) 462-1130

Harrison County             (812) 738-2920

Hendricks County           (317) 745-9227

Henry County                  (765) 529-4100

Howard County                 (765) 456-2802

Huntington County         (260) 358-4881

Jackson County               (812) 358-2226

Jasper County                  (219) 866-4954

Jay County                        (260) 726-8701

Jefferson County            (812) 265-8944

Jennings County              (812) 346-2967

Johnson County               (317) 346-4630

Knox County                    (812) 882-2884

Kosciusko County           (574) 372-2356

LaGrange County            (260) 499-6353

Lake County                     (219) 663-0525

LaPorte County               (219) 362-2051

Lawrence County            (812) 275-2644

Madison County             (765) 641-9470

Marion County                (317) 327-4622

City of Indianapolis/Mayor’s Action Center

Marshall County             (574) 936-2181

Martin County                 (812) 247-2666

Miami County                  (765) 473-7125

Monroe County                 (812) 825-5355

Montgomery County     (765) 362-2304

Morgan County               (317) 831-7989

Newton County               (219) 285-2595

Noble County                  (260) 636-2124

Ohio County                    (812) 438-2961

Orange County                (812) 723-3796

Owen County                  (812) 829-5039

Parke County                   (765) 569-5321

Perry County                    (812) 843-3232

Pike County                      (812) 354-9743

Porter County                  (219) 465-3570

Posey County                   (812) 838-1334

Pulaski County                 (574) 946-3942

Putnam County               (765) 653-4714

Randolph County            (765) 584-5605

Ripley County                  (812) 689-4720

Rush County                    (765) 932-2926

St. Joseph County           (574) 235-7800

Scott County                    (812) 752-8470

Shelby County                 (317) 392-6330

Spencer County               (812) 362-8331

Starke County                  (574) 772-3951

Steuben County                (260) 668-1000

Sullivan County               (812) 268-5457

Switzerland County        (812) 427-4430

Tippecanoe County        (765) 474-7079

Tipton County                 (765) 675-4508

Union County                  (765) 458-5692

Vanderburgh County     (812) 435-5777

Vermillion County          (765) 492-3330

Vigo County                     (812) 466-9635

Wabash County              (260) 563-2091

Warren County               (765) 762-6181

Warrick County               (812) 897-6126

Washington County       (812) 883-3538

Wayne County                (765) 855-5211

Wells County                   (260) 824-6430

White County                  (219) 984-5851

Whitley County               (260) 248-3123