Local communities receive road grants

Communities in Senate District 12 will receive nearly $2.2 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program, according to a news release Friday from state Sen. Blake Doriot. The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve [...]

2021-01-22T16:00:00+00:00December 14th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Indiana highways rank below average in the country

A report from the Reason Foundation released Thursday morning ranks Indiana’s state-managed roads 32nd in the nation. The 25th Annual Highway Report benchmarks the condition and cost-effectiveness of state highways in 13 categories, which include pavement condition, traffic congestion, structurally deficient bridges, traffic fatalities and spending per mile based on spending and performance data submitted [...]

2021-01-22T15:46:08+00:00November 19th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

INDOT invests $100 million for Lloyd Expressway improvements

Transportation officials say work is starting on an effort known as “TheLloyd4U.” We are learning it includes more than a dozen improvement projects worth more than $100 million along the Lloyd Expressway. Here is the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says the plan is to make the Lloyd more efficient and [...]

2021-01-22T15:42:04+00:00October 14th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Vigo County awards $1.98 million paving contract

Vigo County Commissioners Tuesday awarded Wabash Valley Asphalt a contract for $1,983,812 for paving roads. The company was the sole bidder on the paving work. Vigo County in April received a $1 million matching grant through the Indiana Department of Transportation's Community Crossings program. The county plans to install a 1 1/4-inch asphalt overlay on [...]

2020-08-13T19:14:39+00:00July 28th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Overpass traffic switch planned

Milestone Contractors will make a traffic switch at the new railroad overpass in Columbus on Sunday, weather permitting. Under the new configuration, crews will finish work to tie-in the new alignment to existing State Road 46. The estimated $35 million project is being jointly funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation, city of Columbus, Bartholomew [...]

2020-08-13T19:13:11+00:00July 24th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

FHWA awards more than $15 million to seven projects seeking to advance highway, bridge funding methods

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on July 9 awarded $15.1 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants to seven projects in five states to explore new ways to fund highway and bridge projects. The program's goal is to test innovative ways to supplement the federal gas tax and provide [...]

2020-08-13T19:11:27+00:00July 15th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

First-of-its-Kind Dashboard Highlights Benefits of Federal Highway Investment in Indiana

Indiana leveraged more than $1 billion in federal funds to advance over $1.9 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to an interactive tool that for the first time provides the public and elected officials a clear look at how and where the state invests its transportation tax dollars. Obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [...]

2020-08-13T19:09:57+00:00July 7th, 2020|Homepage News, News|
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