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Here's how you could get reimbursed for car repairs along state roads

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 09:33:41-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- If you've been on a certain stretch of eastbound I-10 in Tucson and heard the pinging of rocks underneath your car, or worse, ADOT says a significant repair that starts this weekend will fix the issue.

Portions of several eastbound lanes between Ruthrauff and Miracle Mile have failed to the point that gravel within the asphalt overlay is spinning up onto vehicles.

Many northwest side residents, including Jonathan Isgar and Betty Finley have been in contact with KGUN 9's Operation Safe Roads team, inquiring why the freeway is not being repaired.

Isgar's Camaro has had two windshields replaced and has another rock in the third. Finley's SUV has several chips and a star in her windshield. Both vehicles have damage from rock chips hitting their vehicles' hoods and doors.

During a ride along with Finley, she pointed out the worst portion of the asphalt breakdown was in the center lane of eastbound I-10 approaching Prince. Finley says she's waiting to replace her windshield until ADOT repairs the road.

Overnight repair work starts this Saturday night, from 7 PM until 5 AM and should last about a week, with a scheduled wrap up by next Sunday morning.

If you have vehicle damage related to the freeway pavement failure, you can start the process of making claims for windshield and paint damage by using the online form available on ADOT's website.

On the contact form, make sure to select Highways, Highway Maintenance or Non-MVD. According to ADOT, do not select Motor Vehicles when filing your claim.

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