Investing in Our Infrastructure

After working for the last 8 years to address decades of deferred maintenance on our city’s roads, Mayor Joe is now working to combat the inequities of road funding for Indianapolis. In 2022, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a 5-year, $1 billion plan for roads, bridges, stormwater infrastructure, and sidewalks. Now, his vision is to continue working with state leadership to fix Indiana’s road funding formula without raising taxes on Marion County residents. 

    • Mayor Joe created the Indianapolis Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership to create opportunities for community-based organizations and stakeholders to receive matching funds for new infrastructure projects that enhance safety
    • Mayor Joe lifted the 35-year ban on streetlights, and since then we’ve lifted the ban and added hundreds more, making it safer to walk and drive at night
    • In response to the rise in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, Mayor Joe’s leadership created the Fatal Crash Review Board and created funding for a new traffic safety engineer position
    • Mayor Hogsett increased the initial budget for strip-patching road repair from $4 million to $10 million
    • Empowering residents to effect change, Mayor Joe established policies around Art in the Right of Way and Tactical Urbanism, which are tools to empower residents to effect change