Pothole Reimbursement Program
If you’ve hit a pot hole and damaged your wheels or rims on a Chicago street or an Illinois highway you may file a property damage claim either with the city of Chicago or the state of Illinois. It may take some time to process your application, but its worth checking out if you have your repair receipt and remember where exactly your wheel or rims where damaged.
What causes potholes?
Potholes are caused by the freeze-thaw cycle. When moistureseeps into pavement, it expands when it freezes and contracts when it thaws. This flexing of the pavement, combined with the melted water and the stress of vehicular traffic, causes pavement to deteriorate and potholes to form.
Where do potholes occur?
Chicago has more than 3,800 miles of streets, and potholes can occur on any one of them. Potholes tend to appear most on arterial streets (which carry the most vehicles) and under bridges and viaducts, areas where water often collects.
THIS MEANS THAT YOU COULD BE REIMBURSED FOR THE WORK THAT IS PERFORMED TO YOUR RIMS!
For filing a claim with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Follow the link below to learn more. http://www.dot.state.il.us/claims/claimsinformation.asp