INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation has finished the 2019 construction season with a record-setting amount of progress.
This year's projects included resurfacing asphalt pavement, repairing concrete and rehabilitating bridges along major interstate routes. INDOT invested more than $140 million to improve the Indianapolis metro area interstates and greatly reduce the number of potholes around the city.
INDOT Construction By The Numbers
Between April and December, contractors completed the following projects:
- 486 interstate lane miles were resurfaced or repaired
- 277 lane miles were repaved with new asphalt surface
- 209 lane miles of concrete panels were removed and replaced
- Thousands of linear feet of concrete joints repaired
- 35 bridges were rehabilitated in the Indianapolis area
"Repairing and replacing aging infrastructure is the most effective strategy for reducing the likelihood of potholes and ensuring a smooth driving experience," INDOT said in their press release issued Thursday.
While contractors were completing road construction, INDOT crews took advantage of lane closures to completed needed maintenance work including:
- 7,070 miles in road sweeping
- 55 miles of crack sealing
- 2,044 yards of litter pickup
- 818 tons of material used for patches
- 3,895 tons of material used for spot paving
- Storm drain clearing
- Sign replacement
- Barrier wall/guardrail repair
Motorists in East Central Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time via:
CONSTRUCTION IS OFFICIALLY OVER (for the season in Indianapolis)