INDIANAPOLIS (May 2, 2014) – Fixes to Indianapolis-area potholes could soon be on the way.
Thursday night, a City-County Council committee approved more than $8 million in emergency funds for road repairs. The money is part of more than $15 million requested by the Department of Public Works. The plan passed in a 6-1 vote in the Public Works Committee. The full City-County Council still has to approve the measure.
Lori Miser with DPW said the money was a “drop in the bucket” compared to what the department needs to make full repairs.
DPW officials estimated it would cost $24 million to repair roads damaged during the harsh winter. Only $8.3 million is available. The committee had previously shot down a similar proposal because some districts weren’t included on the list of repairs.
The other $7 million approved by the committee will go into the budget for this past winter to make up for DPW expenditures for pre-treating, salting and plowing roads during the winter deep freeze.
Here’s the tentative list of roads set for repairs (click the image to enlarge):