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Southside Indianapolis in store for major road work

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning March 6, the Indiana Department of Transportation is rebuilding six bridges on I-65 over I-465, which means that there will be variety of lane shifts and ramp closures as the work progresses. One Columbus resident, Michael Myers, drives I-65 to Indianapolis, a route that will take him directly […]

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Most highway construction to stop for Labor Day travel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosiers are preparing to hit the road for the three-day holiday weekend and the Indiana Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to plan extra time for their trips. Most highway construction projects will stop during Labor Day weekend to help with traffic. INDOT has asked its contractors to pull […]

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INDOT warning weekend commuters to stay informed, plan for extra travel time

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy Fourth of July weekend due to lower gas prices and the holiday falling on a Monday this year. INDOT is urging drivers to stay informed of road conditions, plan for extra travel time and to drive safely. Construction projects throughout […]

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Road funding now being given to cities, towns and counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Money is now being distributed to cities, towns and counties to help improve their roads and bridges as a part of the state’s road funding plan from this year’s legislative session. Money for Roads and Bridges The governor’s office announced Wednesday county auditors have distributed $435 million to local governments […]

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Road funding plan encourages local solutions

By Max Bomber 
and Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The new road funding plan puts more power in the hands of local government to raise taxes to pay for improvements. About $1 billion will be used to fund road improvements over the next two years, with roughly a third of the money going to state […]

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Road funding passes with no tax increases and no long term solution

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers came to a compromise on a short-term road funding plan, but it fell short of Gov. Mike Pence’s original request for $1 billion dollars for state roads. About $1 billion total will be used to fund road improvements over the next two years, with roughly a third of […]

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House GOP road funding plan now includes key legislative goal for Pence

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans are trying to sweeten their road-funding plan, by adding on funding for one of Gov. Mike Pence’s key legislative goals. The House Republicans plan would raise the gas and cigarette taxes to pay for what they consider long-term road improvements. Pence and the Senate Republican’s plan would […]

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Bosma open to the idea of adding toll roads on Indiana interstates

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­­– House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, is interested in exploring using tolling a new source of funding for Indiana’s highways. “The experts agree that the future, particularly on our major highways in the Crossroads of America, is to move into the tolling business,” Bosma said Thursday. “So we are […]

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Interactive map lets drivers track road and bridge projects

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com A new online tool will make it easier for Hoosiers to find out what road and bridge projects are planned in their area. “This online, interactive investment map gives Hoosiers an opportunity to follow the Indiana Department of Transportation’s continuous work on roads and bridges throughout Indiana,” said Gov. Mike Pence said […]

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$418 million proposal aims to provide immediate funds for road improvement

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A key piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s legislative agenda aims to provide $418 million to local governments for road and bridge improvements, construction or other needs. “Putting close to half a billion dollars into local communities around this state in an immediate fashion, and to help them with […]

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