INDIANAPOLIS — It's a sure sign of spring, although a couple of weeks before the official start.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works Thursday began the first phase of this year's strip patching to some of the city's roughest streets.
Four roads will get a fresh surface of asphalt in coming days, with many more to follow.
The operation began near the University of Indianapolis on Hanna Avenue.
According to Major Joe Hogsett, the city will spend $4 million on patching this year.
Besides Hanna Avenue, the first phase of strip patching includes portions of 79th, 21st and Meridian streets.