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Indy DPW, Mayor Hogsett Kick Off Construction on Circle City Forward - Phase 2

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce the start of construction for Circle City Forward Phase 2 — a $25-million initiative targeting the reconstruction of residential streets. The full program will comprise more than 240 street segments across Marion County.

“What residents should know is that the City of Indianapolis is exploring every possible source of road funding — conventional or otherwise,” Hogsett said. “Last May, as part of Circle City Forward, we pledged to target these capital improvement dollars beyond our major thoroughfares to less-traveled roadways right outside our front doors."

The first segments to be completed on the contractor's schedule will be along Park Avenue and 40th Street.

With all segments expected complete by the spring of 2023, each location will be reconstructed from curb-to-curb after a full design process — as opposed to simple resurfacing or road maintenance measures. A total of more than 100 lane miles of pavement will be addressed, with many associated upgrades to impacted curb infrastructure, ADA-accessible ramps, and some sidewalk segments.

About Circle City Forward
Hogsett launched the first phase of the Circle City Forward initiative in February 2021 with the announcement of $190 million in enhancements to city-county facilities, to improve the delivery of local government services while investing in Marion County neighborhoods. A second phase announced in May of that year targeted residential roadways with $25 million of reconstruction, in consultation with City-County Council leadership as to an equitable distribution method.

The third phase of Circle City Forward includes $25 million for trail and greenway projects. A fourth phase of the program, announced in June 2022, invests an additional $13 million in thoroughfares and residential streets — an initial $10 million for immediate pavement rehabilitation and a further $3 million for the design of future projects.

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All phases of the Circle City Forward initiative (now totaling more than a quarter of a billion dollars) continue to route public funding to neighborhood improvements beyond the regular annual budgetary process, boosting communities as they rebound from the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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