Drivers who see potholes in Columbus are being encouraged to contact the city.

A form can be filed on the city’s Department of Public Works’ website at Information that is provided will allow city crews to get the potholes patched within 48 hours, said Bryan Burton, public works director.

Burton said information from the public is helpful since city workers don’t know all the locations of where potholes exist in Columbus. Details can also be provided to the city’s street department by calling 812-376-2508.

Potholes that are discovered on county roads within Bartholomew County can be reported to the county’s highway department by calling 812-379-1660.

If potholes are found on interstate highways, U.S. highways or state roads, call the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Seymour district at 877-305-7611. Motorists are asked to provide the name of the county, the state road number, the mile marker or nearest cross road and the direction of travel and which lane the pothole is located.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or