Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative and announced a list of infrastructure projects that will get funding in the coming years and Dubois, Spencer, Pike, Martin Crawford and Orange Counties are among them.
Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness shared construction plans for the first five years of a new 20-year program to improve Indiana’s roads and bridges.
Holcomb says the state’s transportation network of roads and bridges plays a major part in Indiana’s success story both now and in the future.
He says with a fully-funded plan in place for the next 20 years, Hoosiers can rest assured that Indiana will remain the Crossroads of America for generations to come. He thanked lawmakers for their committed leadership to make it possible, and commended INDOT for working hard to identify key projects so they could be ready to roll with the five-year plan so quickly.
The road construction plan for the first five years outlines approximately $4.7 billion in investments. Including resurfacing nearly 10,000 miles of pavement and repairing or replacing approximately 1,300 bridges.
Beyond the initial, five-year investment in statewide projects, the “Next Level Roads” initiative provides an additional $342 million annually to support Indiana cities, towns and counties for local road projects by 2024.
Dubois County will receive over 14 and a half million dollars invested in road repairs over a 5 year period. Spencer nearly 15 million dollars. Pike County will get 19.3 Million dollars, Martin nearly 8.3, Crawford County 13.3 and Orange County will receive a 5-year investment total of more than 2.8 million Dollars.