The Indianapolis City-County Council approved the mayor’s request for emergency funding to fix potholes. The council unanimously voted Monday night to bring $14 million, which the city set aside as a rainy day fund - to help repair and repave roads in 2018.
The city says a series of sudden changes in temperature created a high volume of potholes this winter. Mayor Joe Hogsett asked for the funding request to be fast-tracked so the city could address the issue more quickly.
The new funds come in addition to $88 million Indianapolis already earmarked for infrastructure this year.
Some councillors said, while they support the ordinance, it isn’t enough for a long-term solution. Councillor Jeff Miller says about $730 million would be needed to get the city’s roads in “fair” condition.