Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness, law enforcement, and road construction industry partners yesterday to kick off the 2019 Next Level Roads construction season. The kickoff event was held at INDOT’s Office of Materials Management in Indianapolis. The office develops, inspects and tests materials used to construct and maintain highways to ensure products used are efficient and effective. INDOT is embarking on its second full year of delivering Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads plan, which leverages long-term, sustainable funding to make record-setting investments in Indiana’s transportation system. More than 1,100 projects are scheduled for construction along INDOT routes in 2019. When combined with preventative maintenance activities, the state is investing more than $2 billion in its highway network this year. Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads plan spends an estimated $10 billion on construction and maintenance of state highways over the next five years and more than $30 billion in the next 20 years. Additionally, INDOT is making available an estimated $140 million to help address winter damage for projects like repaving portions of I-465 in Indianapolis. With construction season kicking into high gear, Indiana residents and travelers to the Crossroads of America will see an increasing number of “Road Work Ahead” signs. Hoosiers are encouraged to visit www.nextlevelroads.com to use INDOT’s Google Map tool to find projects happening near them. Motorists should also check INDOT’s CARS program for real time-traffic conditions and construction project updates. To report a roadway concern, call 855-INDOT4U or visit www.indot4u.com.
March 20th, 2019|Local News|