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A pothole in the parking lot of the Walmart store in Greenwood. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Potholes on her subdivision’s streets likely won’t immediately damage her car, but they are just big enough to provide an unwanted jolt and annoyance on her morning drive to work.

Suzy Faulkner drives to Indianapolis for work and pays close attention on her way out of the Carefree subdivision in the Center Grove area. If she’s not careful, she may drive over a pothole that is about a foot or two wide. That hole probably won’t cause immediate damage to her car, but an unexpected bump in the road on a Monday morning commute isn’t much fun, either.

She said she feels fortunate because the roads she sees in Marion County are in much worse condition, but she still wouldn’t mind her roads being fixed.

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