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Street sweeping plan in place for Indianapolis roadways

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of miles of Indianapolis roads are expected to be swept as part of a $2 million annual program.

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday that the comprehensive street sweeping plan will be initiated beginning next spring by the city’s Public Works department.

Downtown areas are expected to be swept every other day, while major thoroughfares will be swept every other month. Roadways within the city’s combined sewer overflow areas will be swept twice per month.

The city says street sweeping is an integral part of long-term efforts to preserve pavement conditions on roads and that establishing a sweeping routine to remove debris can extend the life of pavement by several years.

Street sweeping also will help improve water quality by removing debris that otherwise might enter waterways through storm drains.

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Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.

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