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Indianapolis City-County Council Votes on Spending $14 Million to Fix City Streets Next Month

There is a committee meeting for the Department of Public Works tonight.

INDIANAPOLIS— The City-County Council said time is of the essence to fix the streets of Indianapolis.

That's why they are a step closer to taking $14 million, mostly out of reserves, to ramp up the efforts to fill potholes around Indianapolis.

That $14 million will allow the city to pay the Department of Public Works and some contractors for the more than 80 hours a week of work to fix deteriorating roadways until April. 

City-County Council President Vop Osili said while the money may come out of the city's reserves it won't drain the city's reserves. 

It was a quick meeting Wednesday night in hopes to provide short-term relief to city roads. The council will vote on the matter March 12.

Indianapolis is already supposed to spend $88 million on roads this year already.

There is a committee meeting for the Department of Public Works tonight at 5:30 p.m. 

 

(PHOTO: RTV6)

 

 

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