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The Indiana Department of Transportation says beginning next Tuesday January 19th, shallow pothole patching work will take place on Interstate 64 in Crawford, Dubois and Perry Counties.

INDOT says maintenance crews will shut down one lane in various locations for two days at a time while the patching operation takes place. Work will be performed in both the east and westbound lanes. One lane of traffic in either direction will be open at all times. Weather permitting, work is expected to last until the end of January.

Of course potholes form when water seeps into cracks on the roadway, freezes and thaws. This combined with the wear of normal highway traffic causes the layers of asphalt to loosen.

INDOT is make patching a priority, especially after snow and ice events.

Potholes on state roads, U.S. highways or Interstates in southwestern Indiana can be reported at potholes.indot.in,gov or by calling the department’s customer service line at (800) 279-5758.

INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews. For construction updates and traffic alerts, follow INDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/INDOTVincennesDistrict and Twitter at twitter.com/INDOTSouthwest, or access INDOT’s TrafficWise website at indot.carsprogram.org.

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