Roads and potholes…No response from INDOT

By Russ Phillips

This is a followup to yesterday’s post about the condition of the roads, highways and bridges. It included a response to an inquiry I made to the INDOT. Following this I made a second inquiry as noted below. Unfortunately I never received a response. Is this acceptable from the Indiana state government?

11/15/15

Dear Ms. Morgan,

Thank you for the timely response to my message dated October 29, 2015 re: striping of highways. Furthermore, I appreciate your clear response to my question by stating, “INDOT hasn’t intentionally reduced highway striping.”

You also stated, “Unfortunately some district painting crews have been plagued with equipment issues and breakdowns throughout the season.” This prompts further questions due to “throughout the season.”

Is equipment being used beyond its useful life, thus, is no longer reliable? If so, the downtime becomes a problematic result. What has INDOT’s budget been in recent years and during this time has there been an order to hold back, i.e. not spend, a certain percent of the appropriation?

Sincerely,

Russell Phillips
1306 W. State Rd. 114
Rochester, IN 46975

Comments are closed.