Congress has dedicated the money to Indiana roads and bridges as part of a 5-year, $281 billion compromise over transportation spending. The measure also includes $500 million for public transit in Indiana.
Meanwhile, proposed routes for the final leg of I-69 between Martinsville and Indianapolis have some residents fearful of what could happen to their homes.
Indiana highway officials are set to present new details about five preliminary routes for the final section of the Interstate 69 extension south of Indianapolis during public meetings this week.
State highway officials say they're not ready to say when the latest section of southern Indiana's Interstate 69 extension will open to traffic.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has selected Columbus-based Milestone Contractors and Indianapolis-based United Consulting Engineers and Architects for an $85 million project to widen the busy interstate through much of Hamilton County.
The project would include two new bridges that would create an oval-shaped roundabout over Interstate 69. More than 20 residents spoke at a public meeting Thursday night, all against the project.
State highway officials remain confident the latest section of southern Indiana's Interstate 69 extension will be finished this year even though construction crews still have several miles of concrete to pour.
The Indiana Department of Transportation said Tuesday it chose five preliminary alternatives for the highway's Martinsville-to-Indianapolis segment after reviewing public input and evaluations of the 14 initial proposed routes.
State highway officials planning the final leg of the Evansville-to-Indianapolis Interstate 69 extension have released details of 14 possible routes they're considering that would either cut across Indianapolis' south side or adjacent suburban counties.
State highway officials are planning a pair of meetings to gather public comment on possible routes for the Interstate 69 extension between Martinsville and Indianapolis.
The bill would revoke a 2004 law that prohibits the highway from passing through southern Marion County's Perry Township.
The House voted 81-11 Tuesday to revoke the 2004 law that prohibits the highway from passing through southern Marion County's Perry Township.
Indiana legislators have advanced a bill that would lift a state law restricting the route for the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension near Indianapolis.
About 15 businesses along the 21-mile stretch of SR 37 between Bloomington and Martinsville have been affected by the impending Interstate 69 construction.
Rep. John Price of Greenwood's bill would revise a law that bans the I-69 extension from passing through Marion County's Perry Township.
The state says no decision can be made until a Tier 2 environmental impact statement is completed. That process is expected to take two to three years.
The Indiana Department of Transportation had sued the southern Indiana county after it imposed restrictions in response to residents' complaints about late-night construction noise around the I-69 site.
The Indiana Department of Transportation now plans for Interstate 69 to reach Bloomington by the end of 2015, a year later than originally planned.
The project will upgrade Indiana 37 to interstate standards. It’s part of the I-69 extension that will connect Indianapolis and Evansville.