City approves $16 million for emergency road repairs

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INDIANAPOLIS – The City County Council approved $16 million for emergency road repairs Monday night. This is on top of the $8 million approved last month, bringing the total to $24 million for the Department of Public Works to use on emergency pothole repairs across the city.

DPW traffic engineers surveyed Marion County streets after the harsh winter to find the worst of the worst. Those roads, totaling 74 miles of Marion County roadways, will be fixed with the money.

Only main roads will be fixed with the funds, not residential streets.

DPW says it wants to focus on heavily-traveled roads to help the most people, and that’s why residential streets are not the immediate focus.

Meanwhile, Mayor Greg Ballard is proposing Rebuild Indy 2, a major infrastructure project to the tune of $150 million. It has yet to be approved by the Council.