At long last, Interstate 69 is getting real for Marion, Johnson and Morgan counties.
By 2022, the city and the Indiana Department of Transportation expect to begin widening a half-mile section of the thoroughfare from Shamrock Boulevard to East Street.
Podcast host Mason King talks with Rethink 65/70 member Paul Knapp, the CEO of Young & Laramore, about the group’s plan to put parts of the highway below grade. Then he talks with INDOT spokesman Scott Manning and HNTB’s Kia Gillette about whether the state will consider Rethink’s ideas.
The group says the revised plan for the north-split interchange falls short on increasing connectivity between neighborhoods separated by the interstates, and boosting economic development opportunities.
The Westfield City Council on Monday night approved an agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation on a construction project that is expected to transform the city’s downtown.
An ongoing effort to attract nonstop flights between Indianapolis and places like Asia, Mexico and Europe is in line for a big boost.
The project will close both directions of Interstate 65 between the Meridian Street and 21st Street exits starting next week.
Mayor Joe Hogsett is echoing the chorus of community leaders and downtown residents expressing concern with the state’s $250 million plan to revamp the I-70/I-65 interchange.
As INDOT moves forward with plans for a major I-65/I-70 construction project, a coalition of residents with concerns about the impact on surrounding neighborhoods is also gaining steam.
House Bill 1341 allows people to operate automated vehicles on public highways but only under certain conditions. Critics, including auto manufacturers, said the bill would stifle innovation.
Gov. Eric Holcomb included $554.3 million in state funding for the Martinsville-to-Indianapolis stretch of I-69, known as Section 6, in his recently released $5.1 billion Next Level Roads Plan.
Work to improve State Road 37 between Bloomington and Martinsville to interstate standards began in 2014 and was originally slated for completion by the end of 2016. But multiple delays and financing problems have raised concerns about the private developer.
The deal—which has the support of both House and Senate leaders—means drivers will pay more at the pump and more when they register their vehicles.
The Indiana Department of Transportation this month released plans detailing the location of interchanges along the final leg of Interstate 69, information that’s expected to spark investment.
Developers initially expected to complete the 21-mile stretch between Bloomington and Martinsville by October 2016. But now the section isn’t expected to be completed until late June 2017.
Nearly $126 million of federal, state and local dollars will be pumped into the heavily traveled highway to give it a major face-lift from 106th Street to north of Campus Parkway.
A Senate committee stripped tax increases out of a road funding bill, but the House speaker says the legislature needs to look beyond just the next election.
The city of Fishers is investing tens of thousands of dollars in a consulting firm to address needs of businesses along State Road 37, which is expected to be redesigned into a free-flowing parkway, even though construction is at least two years down the road.