Calling her state’s roads “the most beat up and dangerous in the country,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that she will borrow $3.5 billion to rebuild deteriorating highways and bridges over five years.
Lilly Endowment to fund study of reconstruction options for inner loop
The $475,000 grant will fund a study of reconstruction options for the inner loop except for the north split, the first phase of the project, which has already begun. The Indy Chamber Foundation said the study will “inform implementation efforts” in the year 2030 and beyond.Read More
Interchange, trail spark development on 106th Street in Fishers
The lion’s share of Fishers’ recent high-intensity development has taken place at East 116th Street and Interstate 69, but a wave of projects is coming together just to the south.Read More
State highway officials expect to close a section of the main route between Indianapolis and Bloomington for 10 months in 2021 during work on the next stage of the Interstate 69 extension project.
As Illinois prepares to join Michigan in the recreational pot market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to consumers against carrying such products over state lines.
Members of the General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Transportation will decide later this month whether to officially recommend that Indiana’s Legislature consider making the state the sixth with work zone speed cameras.
INDOT said all lanes of I-465 will be closed from I-65 on the south side to I-70 on the east side starting at 9 p.m. Friday.
At least four restaurants in the area have blamed their closings on the U.S. 31 project. Carmel says other nearby restaurants are doing just fine.
The next few years will be big for Fortville as it launches several projects near downtown that aim to make the area more pedestrian-friendly and draw in more businesses.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning motorists it will close parts of Interstate 65 and I-70 in Indianapolis beginning this week to complete work delayed by recent rains.
The problematic stretch of highway extends between mile markers 219 in Pendleton and 234 in Daleville.
One of the bills would restrict changes that could be made to the Interstate 65/Interstate 70 inner loop around downtown. Another would remove the ban on light-rail projects in Indianapolis.
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.
Holcomb announced in September that fees along the 157-mile toll road would increase by 35 percent for heavy vehicles and that the state would in turn reap $1 billion to spend on new infrastructure projects.
The two federal grants are to be used to increase the capacity of sections of Interstate 65 in south central and north central Indiana.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his decision Thursday afternoon after the Indiana Department of Transportation released a strategic plan for interstate tolling that was mandated by a transportation infrastructure funding law passed in 2017.
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 its alternative vision for the north-split project includes building below-grade highways, reducing the amount of land currently used for public rights of way and freeing dozens of acres for development.
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.
Downtown community groups and neighbors fought the state’s original plan that called for road widening, saying the interstates would encroach even farther into residential areas.