INDIANAPOLIS–A total of $167 million will be spent on construction projects in Indianapolis this year, said Mayor Joe Hogsett in a news conference Monday afternoon.
“That will help improve roadways, sidewalks, stormwater infrastructure and so much more,” said Hogsett. “As a reminder, construction means improvement, but it also means the occasional inconvenience. I encourage all residents to be considerate and slow down for our construction teams.”
Nearly $125 million of the $167 million will go to transportation projects.
Hogsett said a big portion of the work being completed on 21st St. from Post Rd. to Valley Brook Dr. is part of a street rehabilitation package of three major thoroughfares.
“This three-mile segment of 21st street bears the daily weight of thousands of commuters making their way to and from I-70,” said Hogsett.
Construction projects in this year’s capital plan include:
- 33,807 linear feet of new sidewalk
- 37,460 linear feet of rehabbed sidewalk
- 10,162 linear feet of new trails
- 855 new ADA ramps
- 157.6 lane miles of street rehabilitation
- 30,473 linear feet of new storm sewers
- 11 bridge projects, including 3 new bridges and 8 bridge rehabilitation projects
The other $42 million will be going toward stormwater infrastructure projects.
“This is a critical update when we consider the kind of rain that we have seen over the last week or the 10-inch snow event that we experienced in February,” said Hogsett. “These projects are substantial for our city.”
Hogsett went on to thank The Department of Public Works (DPW). The DPW is also looking to hire people now to help with these projects.
You can watch Hogsett’s full update here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWQYX2xDawE