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$10 million fiscal ordinance proposed to fix some of Indy's worst streets

The idea will be to focus the funding to repair the worst roads in each of the councillors' districts.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indy DPW and Mayor Joe Hogsett are planning to use a $10 million fiscal ordinance to fix some of the city's worst streets.

If approved by the City-County Council, County Option Income Tax funding coming back to Marion County mid-year from the State will be used.

The idea will be to focus the funding to repair the worst roads in each of the councillors' districts. Those roads have been identified by using pavement deterioration data.

“We have heard the concerns of Marion County residents regarding the conditions of our streets,” Hogsett said. “The City of Indianapolis continues to do everything in its power to uncover more funding sources, and with the approval of this funding we see Marion County taxpayer dollars coming right back to Indianapolis for immediate road construction.”

If approved, work will start and hopefully be completed this summer.

“Each councillor was able to work with DPW to identify a major street in their district, so this fiscal ordinance is going to touch every single councilmanic district across the city,” said Dan Parker, director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works. “It’s to the point where you can’t pothole repair them anymore.”  

An additional $3 million is proposed to be appropriated for the design of future residential roadway projects.

The fiscal ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s council meeting.

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