INDIANAPOLIS - A City-County Council committee voted Thursday night to release $8.3 million to resurface pothole-plagued thoroughfares in Indianapolis.
The meeting Thursday was the second attempt to pass the measure after partisan disagreements stalled an earlier attempt.
In a 6-1 vote, the Public Works Committee of the Indianapolis City-County Council approved releasing $8.3 million of Rebuild Indy funds to resurface major streets and thoroughfares in Indianapolis.
The committee also voted unanimously to allocate $7 million from the Transportation General Fund to help DPW make up a budget shortfall from this winter's historic weather.
Even though pothole repair has been ongoing since winter weather let up, citizens like LaShonda Harris are fed up.
"The front end of my car is messed up right now," Harris said. "I fell in a big pothole. I need a pan fixed onto the bottom of my car – it's leaking right now in my driveway."
And the list of roads to be focused on isn't pleasing everyone either.
"Martindale-Brightwood is overlooked, and we're not taking it anymore," said resident Amy Harwell. "We pay the same taxes as everybody else. Think of us. Don't drop us under the bucket."
So far, the city has spent $1.5 million fixing potholes since January 1. Robert Patton said he appreciates the effort.
"I think they are doing a good job, but 46th Street out there is bad," Patton said. "I mean, it's bad."
DPW spokeswoman Stephanie Wilson said residents will likely have to wait a while longer for major pothole repairs, even if the full City-County Council approves the funds this month.
"As soon as it gets approval we can go ahead and bid out and release the money, and probably get people on the streets by mid-to-late-summer," Wilson said.
Find the roads and thoroughfares included in the proposal below:
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