Indiana Issues State Funds for Road Projects

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently issued a combined $119.4 million in state matching funds to 229 Indiana cities, towns, and counties to support local road projects through the Community Crossings program.That program is part of the state’s Next Level Roads program, which is a 20-year plan established in 2017 by Governor Eric Holcomb and the state legislature to enhance [...]

2023-01-09T19:23:20+00:00December 20th, 2022|Homepage News, News|

I-69 open to Johnson County, local project leg 85% complete

Just in time for holiday travel, Interstate 69 is officially open to the west edge of Johnson County. Indiana Department of Transportation officials gathered with construction workers Friday to open the ramp from State Road 144 to southbound I-69, formally completing the interchange between the two roads. The shielding, or the unveiling of the new [...]

2023-01-09T19:25:47+00:00December 18th, 2022|Homepage News, News|

Tax cuts, education dominate Organization Day

Leaders of both Republican caucuses floated the idea of exploring continued tax cuts and education investments Tuesday during Organization Day, which marks the beginning of the 2023 legislative session. The day includes swearing in newly elected legislators and formalizes the votes for leaders in the House and Senate chambers. GOP Senate President Pro Tem Rodric [...]

2023-01-09T19:26:35+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Homepage News, News|

Holcomb plans to pitch inflation relief after May revenue numbers come in

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he agrees with legislative leaders who are reluctant to pause the state’s gas tax. But he said he’s planning on working with the General Assembly on inflation relief for Hoosiers. Republican legislative leaders have been consistently against using the state’s budget surplus on temporarily halting Indiana’s gas tax. For every gallon Hoosiers [...]

2022-11-10T16:26:46+00:00June 1st, 2022|Homepage News, News|

Infrastructure act will draw workers to trades, but training is key: Walsh

Dive Brief:The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will spur good-paying construction jobs and draw more workers to the industry, said Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at a Washington Post-sponsored online event on Thursday. But to capitalize on the opportunity, further workforce development is needed to bring people into the trades.Walsh said he doesn’t expect the [...]

2022-11-10T16:26:53+00:00May 25th, 2022|Homepage News, News|

Additional funding moves up Indiana road project timelines

INDIANAPOLIS — More federal funding for Indiana roads and infrastructure is prompting a dozen local projects to be moved up by a full year. Until recently, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization was in charge of distributing $50 million in federal funding per year for various roads and improvement projects across an eight-county area of central [...]

2022-11-10T16:27:01+00:00May 20th, 2022|Homepage News, News|

I-69 in Martinsville Opens in Both Directions

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - All lanes are now open on the new I-69 in Martinsville. The Indiana Department of Transportation says I-69 Finish Line contractors opened 17 miles of free-flow highway to southbound traffic. The southbound lane opening follows the opening northbound lanes last week. State Road 37 was closed almost one year ago. INDOT says the closure saved nearly [...]

2022-11-10T16:27:41+00:00January 28th, 2022|Homepage News, News|

New details on what Indiana will get from Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Following the president's stamp of approval on the long-awaited infrastructure bill, the White House released a more detailed breakdown of what the bill may deliver for Indiana. The updated information provides more clarity on how much of the disbursements are new, as opposed to what Indiana already receives through existing federal programs. What is still unclear, however, [...]

2022-11-10T16:28:47+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Homepage News, News|

Indiana invests more than $100 million into local road projects

Local governments are getting a boost to their street project budget thanks to newly announced grant awards. On Wednesday, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced 218 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $101.9 million in state matching funds for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component [...]

2022-11-10T16:28:55+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Homepage News, News|
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