Hogsett Details Infrastructure Plan

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(photo courtesy of Mayor Joe Hogsett's office) (photo courtesy of Mayor Joe Hogsett's office)
INDIANAPOLIS -

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the city's Department of Public Works have unveiled a $126 million plan for infrastructure improvements throughout the city. The mayor says the effort will focus on resurfacing roads, rehabilitating bridges and increasing pedestrian safety.

The program will be coupled with the DPW street maintenance team, which was created last year through emergency funding appropriated to address critical resurfacing needs. Hogsett's office says the effort will allow DPW to do more to combat deterioration that leads to the formation of potholes.

"I want to assure motorists and pedestrians that even as we increase DPW’s responsiveness to the short-term challenges of winter on Indianapolis roadways, we are also focused on our holistic plan to address our city’s long-term infrastructure needs," Hogsett said in a news release. "Mother nature has already given us a wild ride this winter, but the work that DPW does today and in the months ahead will give residents and visitors to our city a smooth ride for years to come."

Various projects will take place throughout Marion County as the 2019 construction season begins. Some of the key projects include:

  • Binford Boulevard from 38th St to I-69: This roadway will be resurfaced from 38th Street to 75th Street and will include better signage and pedestrian safety improvements.
  • 16th Street from Polco Street to Lafayette Road: This 6-mile segment of multi-lane roadway will be resurfaced.
  • West Street from Bluff Road to Wisconsin Street: Asphalt portions of this road will be resurfaced, and the concrete segments will be fully rehabilitated.
  • Mithoeffer Road from Prospect Street to Washington Street: All lanes of this roadway will be resurfaced.

Hogsett's office says the 2019 infrastructure plan is part of a larger, $400 million effort to improve roads and bridges through 2022.

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