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(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indy is kicking off a quarter-billion-dollar road construction season.

Road reconstruction on Market Street and stormwater improvements along Broad Ripple Avenue will begin next week. They’re among the first of dozens of road, bridge, sidewalk and sewer projects totaling $271 million.

Two of the priciest projects will rehab the Emerson Avenue bridge over I-65, and the historic 30th Street Bridge near Riverside Park. Department of Public Works director Dan Parker says the $15 million repair project on the century-old bridge is decades overdue, and says parts of the bridge are literally crumbling, in part due to past vehicle accidents.

Some of the projects have been previously announced, including the expansion of the Indy Cultural Trail downtown, and a widening of the southern half of the Monon Trail. Mayor Joe Hogsett broke ground for the Monon project last week.

$30 million in residential street and sidewalk projects are earmarked for City-County Council members to recommend which projects need the most attention.