June 29, 2022

Street reconstruction starts as part of larger city investment

Street reconstruction starts as part of larger city investment

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.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @JillASheridan.

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