The second phase of reconstructing targeted Indianapolis residential streets is underway.
The Circle City Forward initiative allocates $25 million to rebuild neighborhood streets most in need. Construction on five of the contracts starts this week as part of the effort to tackle a complete street rehabilitation.
Department of Public Works Director Dan Parker said the investment uses public funding to boost neighborhoods.
“The residential streets have become a bigger part of the problem,” Parker said. “The investments in thoroughfares have been paying dividends.
DPW partnered with the City-County Council to select streets that will receive reconstruction.
More than 240 street segments will be addressed as part of this phase. Sidewalks, curbs and ADA-accessible ramps will also be constructed.
“This is street reconstruction with a lot of added benefits in residential neighborhoods,” Parker said.
The Circle City Forward Initiative invests more than $275 million in Marion County facilities, streets, parks and trails.
This summer, Circle City Forward announced an additional $13 million for thoroughfares and residential streets repair.
Phase 2 information is available at indy.gov/dpw. All of the road projects are expected to be complete by the spring of 2023.