Current News

Current News

Taking Indiana’s Roads to the Next Level

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Indiana Governor Holcomb introduced a 20-year road and bridge improvement plan called the Next Level Roads initiative.

For a state that bills itself as the “Crossroads of America,” and which serves as a natural location for distribution throughout the country, transportation infrastructure is critical. Details have now been announced for the first five years of this 20-year initiative, including:

  • $4.7 billion to resurface 10,000 miles of roadway as well as repairing or replacing 1,300 bridges
  • $342 million per year to assist cities, towns and counties pay for local road projects

Now that the Indiana General Assembly passed the infrastructure plan, the governor says this means the initiative is a fully funded plan. The plan is funded in part with increases in a number of taxes and fees, but the governor contends that keeping the roads and bridges of the state in good repair will make transportation faster, safer and cause less wear and tear on vehicles.

For more details regarding the Next Level Roads initiative, visit: www.in.gov/indot/div/nextlevel.

Indiana Department of Transportation

www.in.gov/indot/