The City-County Council in Indianapolis has approved $14.5 million for pothole repairs on the city’s roadways. The funding process was fast-tracked following an emergency request from Mayor Joe Hogsett. The city has some 8,100 miles of roads that have been hit with tens of thousands of potholes.
A statement from the City-County Council says the funding "will make traveling on city streets safer for constituents and their vehicles." Following Monday’s vote, Hogsett said:
Indianapolis works best when it works together, and tonight’s unanimous City-County Council road funding vote was yet another example of the progress that can be made when elected leaders put people before politics. With this bipartisan vote, residents will continue to see progress as we work to repair our roadways. And thanks to responsible fiscal planning over the last two years, all of this will be possible without postponing planned 2018 infrastructure projects. I want to thank President Vop Osili and all of the City-County Councillors for their prompt action – and their partnership — on this critical infrastructure project.