Tag Archive for Department of Public Works

DPW Is Ready for 1st Measurable Indy Snowfall

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is monitoring weather conditions and deployed 80 plow trucks at 11 a.m. to begin treating roadways and monitoring road conditions ahead of forecasted snowfall this afternoon.

At 11 p.m., a new crew of 80 drivers will continue treating roads throughout the night and into the morning commute, addressing bridge decks, overpasses, and major thoroughfares.

The Indy Snow Force Viewer will activate when drivers are on the roadways to show real-time movements of DPW trucks. The Indy Snow Force Viewer displays which streets have been treated with salt or plowed of snow.

DPW would like to remind residents to drive with care when on the roads with plow and salt trucks. Keep three car lengths between your vehicle and the snowplow to allow a safe stopping distance for plow drivers and yourself.

For a list of winter driving tips and ways, residents can stay safe while driving in winter weather, visit indy.gov. Updates are also available on Twitter @IndySnowForce.

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2019 Indianapolis Independence Day Week Sliding Schedule

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind Marion County residents that curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will operate on a slide schedule in observance of Independence Day.

Slide Schedule:

Curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will slide one day forward after Independence Day. Residents with normal pickup on Thursday will have service Friday, July 5. Residents with normal Friday pickup will have service on Saturday, July 6.

For more information on trash collection, please visit www.indy.gov. To report any trash and city-related issues, please use the RequestIndy portal online or the mobile app on your smartphone. You can also report trash-related and other issues around the city by calling the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) at (317) 327-4622.

SOURCE: Indianapolis Department of Public Works

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Indianapolis Trash & Recycling Collection Canceled January 30th & 31st 2019

With the forecasted below zero temperatures this week, all residential trash, heavy trash, and recycling collection will be canceled on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. Normal service will resume on Friday, February 1.
Routes missed will receive a double pickup on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February  7. Residents with canceled routes may set bags outside of their carts for pickup next week. The dangerously frigid temperatures bring safety risks to DPW drivers as frostbite can occur quickly. The frigid air also impacts the performance of residential trash trucks, inhibiting their ability to run properly.

Residents are reminded that colder temperatures may require extra time of DPW staff on regular pickup routes, as crews must allow time to warm up equipment for regular use.

For more information or to report any trash-related issues, please use RequestIndy online or the mobile application on your smartphone, visit www.indy.gov/dpw or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622.

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DPW Is Pre-treating Roads & Patching Potholes

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) has 80 salt trucks out pre-treating roadways ahead of the snow and frigid temperatures. Crews will remain on city roadways through the morning commute on Tuesday.

With the forecasted snowfall, freezing temperatures and wind gusts, crews will be addressing bridge decks, overpasses and major thoroughfares. DPW crews will also be treating ADA ramps downtown to prevent hazardous conditions. Forestry crews will be on standby to address any fallen debris in the public-right-of-way.

Ahead of the frigid temperatures expected this week, 20 DPW street crews will be out patching roadways across the city today. DPW would like to remind residents to drive with care as crews are out repairing city streets.

The Indy Snow Force Viewer will activate at 3 p.m. on Monday when drivers are on the roadways to show real-time movements of DPW trucks. The Indy Snow Force Viewer displays which streets have been treated with salt or plowed of snow. Give plow trucks plenty of room and look out for flashing amber lights to identify trucks out on the road.

For a list of winter driving tips and ways residents can stay safe while driving in the snow, visit indy.gov/snow  Updates are also available on Twitter @IndySnowForce.

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Portion of Market Street to Close to Vehicle Traffic Through Early Fall 2016

The City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that Market Street between Alabama Street and New Jersey Street will be closed to vehicle traffic in both directions beginning Wednesday, March 11 through late summer/early fall 2016. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles to Market Street will remain open during the closure. Bicycle and […]

New York Street Temporary Closure Beginning July 28, 2014

Starting on or after July 28, 2014, three repair projects will begin on New York Street. New York Street from LaSalle to Gale Street as well as New York Street under CSX bridge will be resurfaced. Curb and sidewalk reconstruction will take place under CSX bridge on New York Street. In addition to these repairs, […]

Yearlong Lafayette Road Bridge Over CSX Reconstruction Closure Begins July 28th

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works today announced the rehabilitation of the Lafayette Road Bridge over CSX Railroad. The bridge, originally built in 1962 and repaired in 1998, has deteriorated and is in poor condition. Given the high volume of traffic and scale of the work, the bridge will be closed during construction beginning on […]

Construction Underway on 38th Street from Post to Mitthoeffer

Work has begun to reconstruct 38th Street from Post to Mitthoeffer. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the entire construction period, which is expected to end this winter. The 38th Street project will improve commuter and pedestrian safety from Post Road to Mitthoeffer Road. Infrastructure improvements include street resurfacing, adding and repairing sidewalks […]

Section of Moore Road Temporarily Closed Beginning April 21

Today the City of Indianapolis’ Department of Public Works announced that a section of Moore Road from 86th to 96th Street will be temporarily closed to allow for erosion control repairs at 8900 Moore Road. The closure will be begin on or around April 21 and will remain closed until May 16, weather permitting. The temporary closure will detour traffic from […]