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