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Construction season kicks off with infrastructure investment in roadways, stormwater and multimodal routes

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The 2024 construction season kicks off in Indianapolis when the city will spread $363 million in  spending amongst roads, bridges, stormwater and trails.


The infrastructure investment this season is down from last year but more than the city has historically been able to spend.


Officials say it’s all part of a five-year $1.2 billion capital plan that has grown because of aggressive budgeting, statehouse cooperation and grant opportunities.


The Department of Public Works spending includes more multimodal projects for bicycles and pedestrians. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the project list at a press conference Thursday.


“With more than twenty miles of new bike lanes, over twenty miles of new and improved sidewalks, and nearly twenty miles of new multi-purpose trails,” Hogsett said, “2024 is shaping up to be one of Indy’s biggest multi-modal infrastructure investments in years.”


The announcement was made in City-County Councilor Keith Graves east side district where a large drainage project is planned. “My colleagues and I on the Council recognize the importance of infrastructure in fostering economic growth and enhancing the overall quality of life,” Graves said.


More than 240 miles of new or reconstructed roadways will be tackled during the 2024 construction season.


The city will also continue to invest in residential roadways and two-way street conversions.


Indy DPW and contractors will construct:


  • 134,797 linear feet of new and rehabbed sidewalks

  • 93,305 linear feet of new trails

  • 2,232 new ADA ramps

  • 243 lane miles of new or rehabbed streets

  • 42,281 linear feet of new storm sewers

  • 19 bridge rehabilitation projects

  • 21 miles of bike lane created

  • 23 lane miles of strip patching


Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org

 


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