March 31, 2022

Morris Street revitalization coming to West Indianapolis

Photo from DPW public presentation.

Photo from DPW public presentation.

Construction on the long anticipated overhaul of West Morris Street will begin soon.

One of the largest capital improvement projects planned this year in Indianapolis is the West Morris Street Revitalization project. The Department of Public Works is investing $6.5 million in the effort that includes new roadway, divided medians, sidewalks, trees and a multi-use path.

“Indianapolis is re-shaping the way we think about our streets,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in a statement.

The project was designed using neighborhood input. Community members have advocated for updates on the roadway because it receives a lot of truck and industrial traffic. That usage has contributed to crumbling infrastructure that will now be replaced.

The reconstruction will stretch from the bridge over Eagle Creek to Harding Street. It includes connections to the Eagle Creek Greenway.

Contact reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @JillASheridan.

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