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.
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 Republican governor's announcement scheduled for Tuesday afternoon comes amid recent political sparring with Democrats over state highway conditions.
Brooks Construction said in a letter to INDOT that it would not "accept legal responsibility for an industry problem caused by INDOT's specifications and quality assurance program."
The agency in a letter Friday to Fort Wayne-based Brooks Construction Co. gave the company one week to commit to returning the money or replacing three miles of the Hoosier Heartland Highway near Logansport that was completed in 2012.
Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, said an outside investigation might be the only way to get answers about how the state bought $71 million in possibly defective asphalt.
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.
An inspector a decade ago found that bearings at the top of the steel components that support the I-65 bridge had a significant tilt to the north that worsened when air temperatures fell.
INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning said more money needs to be budgeted to prevent more of Indiana’s roads and bridges from falling into poor condition.
Crews are scrambling to reopen U.S 31 in Carmel by Thursday—giving beleaguered business owners in the construction zone another reason to be thankful this week.