CHICAGO | The perfect pothole might not exist for many people — but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape. Bachor began filling those potholes a little more than a year ago, after one in front of his house became a hassle.
Mosaic artist Jim Bachor looks at his latest finished art project on a street near downtown Chicago. Bachor has filled seven potholes around the city and marks each one with a mosaic piece.
Mosaic artist Jim Bachor scrapes away cement to show a finished art piece in a filled pothole on a street in Chicago. Bachor has filled seven potholes around the city and marks each one with a mosaic piece.
Chicago mosaic artist Jim Bachor works in his basement placing tiles on his next mosaic art piece that reads "POTHOLES." Bachor has filled a few potholes around the city and marks each one with a mosaic piece.
A road construction barrel warns of a large hole on Monnier Street at Mulberry Avenue in Portage. The city has issued a $3.5 milllion bond to fund road repairs.
A patchwork of repairs covers potholes along Airport Road south of Central Avenue in Portage. The city has issued a $3.5 milllion bond to fund road repairs.
Road cones cover rough patches along Monnier Street near Stone Avenue in Portage. The city has issued a $3.5 milllion bond to fund road repairs.
While much of what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing for Northwest Indiana’s future is tied to the Illiana Expressway and Cline Avenue Bridge, the region still figures prominently in the agency’s plans for improving the state’s overall transportation network.
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After enduring the third snowiest meteorological winter on record, region residents hunkered down Saturday for yet another snowstorm.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
GARY│Calling this winter “one of the most brutal in recent memory,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday announced a strategic blitz to address a record or near-record amount of potholes on state roads and highways throughout the state.
About a month ago, I wrote about the runaround and how the Lake County Highway Department didn't have the funds to fill the lousy potholes we have on U.S. 41 in Lowell and Lake Dalecarlia.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly said what a lot of us have been thinking for a long time. Nothing says state government is slighting this corner of Indiana quite like Cline Avenue.
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Potholes along southbound Cline Aveue, north of the Borman Expressway.
Potholes along northbound Cline Avenue, north of the Borman Expressway.
A closed section of Cline Avenue, near the Indiana Toll Road and Chicago Skyway.
Potholes along northbound Cline Avenue north of the Borman Expressway.
A demolished section of Cline Avenue west of Dickey Road in East Chicago.
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