Experts suggest using beet juice, molasses, and even beer or cheese waste to make slick roads safer, in an effort to stop polluting fresh water sources with salty runoff.
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.
The chamber and other coalition members favor options for the interstate project that would be more neighborhood-friendly.
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.
The feasibility study on a proposed statewide tolling program estimates the money would be generated from tolls on six major highways.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Nathan Riggs said preliminary plans for the project are being developed and a contractor should be picked next spring.
Gov. Eric Holcomb says he has directed the Indiana Department of Transportation not to include the Interstate 465 loop around Indianapolis in a strategic plan for tolling along certain Indiana interstate highways.
The tax increase was passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb this spring to raise money for infrastructure spending.
The Carmel City Council still has to approve the agreement, which would allow the suburb to continue its plan to construct roundabouts along 96th Street at three intersections.
A state official says construction work has accelerated on a long-delayed section of Indiana's Interstate 69 extension since a private developer was kicked off the project.
State officials say the interchange on the northeast outskirts of downtown is 50 years old and reaching the end of its useful life. But project details are still fuzzy.
The Indiana Finance Authority on Monday completed a transaction to terminate the state's contractual relationship with I-69 Development Partners.
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.
The Carmel Board of Public Works approved the agreement with a Goshen-based construction contractor at a meeting Wednesday morning.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb held a news conference Thursday to unveil his Next Level Road Plan.
Some Indiana lawmakers have told state officials they must be more diligent in overseeing deals such as the failed partnership with a private developer for a long-delayed section of the Interstate 69 extension.
The updates to the manufacturer’s corporate offices are aimed at collaboration and efficiency. The overpass construction is meant to smooth traffic flow at a key entry point to the city.
Indiana’s gas tax will increase by 10 cents a gallon under House Enrolled Act 1002, which goes into effect Saturday. The tax will jump from 18 cents to 28 cents a gallon.
The Indiana Finance Authority says its board voted Thursday to endorse a deal for state agencies to oversee I-69 construction between Bloomington and Martinsville.
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.