INDIANAPOLIS – More than $100 million will be spent by the City of Indianapolis in 2020 to fix roads and bridges and improve stormwater drainage.
The Department of Public Works detailed its plans Wednesday. "Each spring as weather warms, contractors working on Indy DPW projects resume work from the previous season and begin construction on improvements in new locations." said department spokesman Benjamin Easley. "Deemed essential under Indiana’s current Stay-At-Home executive order, this year’s construction projects will move forward at each contractor’s discretion and with Indy DPW’s strong direction to heed all social distancing guidelines."
Indy DPW will spend $134 million on transportation projects and $35 million in stormwater projects for year 2020.
Major projects during the 2020 construction season include:
- The installation of a raised five-span bridge on the Monon Trail at the 38th Street crossing. This $5.6 million investment will improve trail safety and mobility by eliminating the crossing and include sidewalk connectivity as well as hosting a Pacers BikeShare Station.
- Rehabilitation of 19.2 lane miles of Keystone Avenue from 39th Street to 65th Street. The $7.66 million investment includes full depth asphalt repairs, milling and resurfacing as well as sidewalk and curb repair, curb ramp installation and drainage improvements.
- Storm drainage improvements in the west side Furman-Stout neighborhood to fix chronic flooding on residential streets. This $5.4 million investment will be broken down into two phases; work is underway on the first phase, south of Rockville Road. The second phase, primarily north of Rockville Road, is expected to begin this year.
- Work to extend the Pennsy Trail from German Church to Post Road ($2.689 million) and Post to Shortridge Roads ($1.892 million) in Warren Township. Both projects will feature a continuous multi-use path, pedestrian beacons, enhanced lighting and drainage improvements when complete in summer 2021.