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Contractors working to finish plowing 3,000 miles of city streets

They hope to have the job done by Saturday morning
Snowy roads Friday
Posted at 8:49 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 20:49:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works say an additional 100 contracted plows will help clear city streets that are still covered in snow.

There were around 3,000 miles of side and residential city streets that were not included in the city’s initial plow routes.

Now, relief is on the way for people who live on or near those streets. DPW worked with the city to find $1.5 million dollars in unused funds from the 2020 budget. They used that money to hire contractors to get to those final streets.

As of Friday morning, a city spokesperson said the roads in Pike, Decatur and Franklin Township have all been cleared. Others should be complete by Saturday morning.

In an email, DPW’s Chief Communication Officer, Ben Easley, said, “this additional clearing announced yesterday will address all of Indy’s 3,000+ lane miles of public, residential roadways not previously plowed as part of our standard DPW routes, or the Connector side street network. The additional plow routes contractors are now working on do not include residential side streets in Marion County’s excluded cities, private neighborhood roadways, or streets in neighborhoods already plowed by HOA contracts.”

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