Infrastructure investment has been a focus for the city of Indianapolis in 2022. Indianapolis city leaders highlight numerous key projects that have improved roadways, bridges, sidewalks and stormwater infrastructure.
More than $240 million has been pumped into the Department of Public Works capital investments this year.
In a written statement Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the city has worked hard to implement funding.
"Through smart budgeting, and the strategic use of alternate sources like the American Rescue Plan and the Circle City Forward initiative, we’ve been able to maximize impact without adding to the burden on Marion County taxpayers who already pay more than their fair share to state infrastructure,” Hogsett said.
The long-awaited completion of a Shelby Street bridge, widening of the Monon Trail and the two-way conversion of Fort Wayne Avenue downtown are some of the larger projects. A reconstruction of Broad Ripple Avenue is also underway.
DPW said it completed more than 46 miles of road reconstruction, nearly 12,000 feet of new sidewalks and more than 20,000 feet of storm sewers.
Record investment is also planned for 2023 with a total of more than $440 million in construction projects.
Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org.