Indy DPW releases $126 million summer construction budget

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - City leaders along with members of the community kicked off "Public Works Week," Monday afternoon at the site of one of the summer's biggest projects, the Delaware Street Gateway.

“It’s important to know that Mayor Hogsett’s vision is to improve neighborhoods and so that’s really what we are all about," Indy DPW Director Lori Miser said.

DPW has a budget of more than $126 million for the summer. More than $90 million of that money will go toward road projects, including widening 82nd Street on the northwest side, the Delaware Street Gateway, making Michigan Street near IUPUI a two-way street and resurfacing nearly 200 miles of roadways.

“We have, as everyone knows, a lot of roads that need addressing so that’s where the bulk of (the money) will go," Miser said.

Other road projects this summer will add more than 300 ADA access ramps, 142,000 ft. of sidewalks, 11,000 ft. of new trails and 6.2 miles of bike lanes.

Another $30 million will go toward storm water improvements and $4.5 million to the parks for maintenance and improvements, Miser says.

To see a list of all the projects planned for this summer click here.

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