Indy Gets $22.9 Million For Street Repair
Roads, Bridges To Be Improved
Last Updated: 1215 days ago
Indianapolis has been awarded $22.9 million in federal stimulus money to aid in the repair of streets and bridges, Mayor Greg Ballard and Rep. Andre Carson said Tuesday.The funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a massive spending bill that Congress passed in 2009.About 550 people are expected to be employed to complete the road work."This funding will help tremendously as we work to correct our failing infrastructure in areas that need it most and put hardworking Hoosiers to work," Ballard said.Five bridge projects are expected to be part of improvements to be made."This $22 million infusion is not only creating 500-plus jobs, it's making a substantial investment in areas of our city that need it most," Carson said.The work is expected to begin this spring. The Department of Public Works expects to pave more than 100 miles of roads, aside from the bridge projects.Officials said the projects were selected based on how often DPW crews were called to certain areas and calls to the Mayor's Action Center.Though specifics about which roads will be targeted was not released, officials said the federal money would be used to improve "the city's main thoroughfares," with the city's previous resurfacing plan redirected to residential areas. Watch 6News and refresh this page for updates.