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Indianapolis Mayor, Department of Public Works Highlight Projects for the 2024 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) and the Indianapolis City-County Council at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church to announce the major construction projects for 2024.

“With more than 20 miles of new bike lanes, over 20 miles of new and improved sidewalks, and nearly 20 miles of new multi-purpose trails, 2024 is shaping up to be one of Indy’s biggest multi-modal infrastructure investments in years,” Hogsett said. “That comes alongside significant investments into streets, stormwater, and accessibility — representing a 200 percent increase in our infrastructure budget since I took office.”

This year’s projects will help to improve the city’s roadways, rehabilitate bridges, enhance pedestrian safety, and improve stormwater infrastructure. Indianapolis will see a total of $363 million in infrastructure investment this year through projects funded in 2024.

“All across the city, Indy DPW engineers are finding ways to build better infrastructure for our residents,” Indy DPW Director Brandon Herget said. “Getting all of our residents more safely from point A to point B is the No. 1 directive.”

Indy DPW and the department's contractors will help construct:

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  • 134,797 linear feet of new and rehabbed sidewalks
  • 93,305 linear feet of new trails
  • 2,232 new ADA ramps
  • 243 lane miles of new or rehabbed streets
  • 42,281 linear feet of new storm sewers
  • 19 bridge rehabilitation projects
  • 21 miles of bike lane
  • 23 lane miles of strip patching

Saint Lawrence Catholic Church was selected as the kickoff location due to the proximity of the church to a thoroughfare drainage improvement project soon to break ground. The project in this area will provide road and drainage improvements on Shadeland Avenue from Kensington Drive to 52nd Street.

Also included in this construction season are multiple residential streets that will see paving work after the City-County Council approved $25 million for residential resurfacing in September 2023.

This year marks the third consecutive year of a dedicated funding package for the rehabilitation of residential streets by Indy DPW. To date, the funding has allowed for the reconstruction of over 400 residential road segments throughout the city.

Other major construction projects included in the 2024 construction season include the conversion of New York and Michigan Streets from one-way to two-way thoroughfares, the result of more than 16 years of advocacy on the near east side. The nearly $20 million conversion project will also involve improvements to existing sidewalks, curbs and ADA ramps, crosswalk enhancements, street resurfacing, protected bike lanes, and enhanced bus platforms.

In the coming years, Indy DPW intends to convert portions of more one-way thoroughfares to two-way traffic with the help of funding through the federal RAISE grant and the updated Complete Streets policy.

All the projects funded this year are part of Hogsett’s five-year, $1.2 billion capital plan, delivering critical investment in Indianapolis’ infrastructure.

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