Indiana Department of Transportation

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced 214 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $126.5 million in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

The Indiana Department of Transportation issued $120.8 million worth of federal transportation funding on Feb. 12 to 52 cities, towns and counties in rural portions of Indiana to support local road, bridge, and sidewalk projects. The money comes from the state's Next Levels Roads program — implemented by the administration of Gov.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is overseeing a $143 million project that will increase mobility throughout a section of the I-65 corridor. Between U.S. Highway 50 and S.R. 58 at Walesboro, work is ongoing to completely reconstruct and reconfigure I-65 as a six-lane concrete roadway.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded Walsh Construction Company II LLC a $164.8 million contract to transform 6 mi. of State Road 37 into Interstate 69. Walsh's proposal was the lowest price among four responsive bids and $7.8 million below estimate.

A team of Purdue University engineers is using roadway sensors to compile data on "concrete maturity" during select highway patching and paving projects — a project that seeks to establish "evidence-based recommendations" on the optimal time to re-open highways to traffic once construction activity is completed.

Work on the last section of an Indiana interstate project is underway. With an estimated cost of $1.5 billion, the 27-mi. I-69 Interstate extension to connect Indianapolis to Evansville is the most expensive of all six sections, coming with a price tag more expensive than all the previous five sections combined.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb helped kick off the 2019 road construction season in Indiana during a March 19 media event — construction that's touted in part as the continuation of the state's Next Level Roads strategy, originally implemented in mid-2017.

Eight outstanding transportation projects from five mid-America states were honored Aug. 29 in the fourth and final regional America's Transportation Awards competition. The projects were recognized for major achievements, including: engaging small businesses through a “first of its kind” training program; replacing bridges to reconnect communities after major flooding; increasing mobility through a $2 billion overhaul of the most popular Amtrak route in the Midwest; and modernizing an aging freeway to improve safety and economic development.

For years, Franklin, Ind.'s Jefferson Street was in dire need of revitalization. With population growth, new commercial businesses moving in and the vexing issue of traffic, it goes with saying that the old Jefferson Street needed a new lease on life.

For the second time in its history, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is using a slide-in-bridge method to replace the twin bridges on Interstate 70 (I-70) at State Route 121/New Paris Pike (SR 121) in Wayne County. The $5.6 million project was awarded to Walsh Construction Company in 2017.

Gradex Inc. is about one year away from completing the Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) $23.9 million U.S. 40 and U.S. 27 project in downtown Richmond. The project, which is divided into three phases, started last March and should be completed in late 2018.