The city announced its construction plans for the next several years, which will include thousands of feet in new and repaired sidewalks and trails, along with a number of stormwater infrastructure projects. Here’s what you need to know about the $1.1 billion five-year plan.
You can access the full list here, but we’re breaking down some of the most noteworthy projects:
- West Michigan Street Road Diet — a long-overdue major bicycle infrastructure project on the near west side.
- Nickel Plate Trail conversion — a multi-use trail from 42nd Street to 96th Street, connecting communities along the Monon and Nickel Plate Trails.
- Indianapolis Cultural Trail 2.0 — this is where the biggest portion of funding is going with a predicted construction cost of over $17 million for multimodal path and greenway construction.
- Keystone Avenue South Stormwater Outfall — at almost $16.5 million, this is the second costliest project and will improve drainage of a historically underserved neighborhood.
By the numbers
- 16 bridge rehab projects
- Nearly 66,000 linear ft of new sidewalk
- More than 82,000 linear ft of repaired sidewalk
- 200+ lane miles of street rehab
- 1,191 new ADA ramps
- ~100,000 linear ft of new trails
- Almost 74,000 linear ft of new storm sewers
We’ve been listening, Hoosiers. We know potholes have been at the top of your priority lists for months. You can revisit our story on how to report them and how much money is going toward strip-patching here.