Potholes are popping up all over Westfield or maybe they never really stopped. Filling potholes can seem like an endless job for the Department of Public Works’ crew members, but someone has to do it!
The City of Westfield street department never stops filling potholes. They might be plowing snow one day and two days later they’re patching a hole in the asphalt.
This year, the crew is working with a four ton hotbox instead of a two ton hotbox. For those of you who aren’t skilled in pothole linguistics that means the road crew can stay out in the field longer before they have to return for more product.
In 2017 the Department of Public Works invested in an asphalt recycler, which saves taxpayer dollars as the mixture that fills the pothole is made up of some of the chipped away asphalt. It has been a great resource for the street department.
The changing weather in Indiana makes it so you really can’t get away from potholes, so most likely you will encounter one today. All you have to do is file a Report It ticket on the city’s website.
Look for the Report It button on the homepage: www.westfield.in.gov and let us know where we can find the pothole. Once you create an account you can follow your ticket until it’s completion through the action center.
It is a great way for our employees to track their progress and for our residents to feel empowered about making our roads safer to drive.