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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Vans equipped with cameras and lasers are patrolling Indianapolis streets to give city officials a better picture of which roads and sidewalks need repairs.
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the $2 million project will survey all 3,200 linear miles of city streets by the end of the year.
The mobile mapping vans use cameras linked to a GPS system to capture images and locations of signs and sidewalks. A device equipped with lasers determines the road's roughness.
The results will be analyzed and street conditions will be ranked on a scale of 1 to 100.
City officials say the findings will help prioritize repairs under Rebuild Indy. The $425 million infrastructure program was created from the 2010 sale of the water and sewer utility to Citizens Energy Group.