Indiana citizens and businesses are benefiting from a more robust transportation network following the completion of a 67-mile, four-lane interstate highway project in a traditionally underserved area of the state. The $620 million project was finished $80 million under budget.
For the project, INDOT oversaw 15 construction contracts simultaneously, delivering 268 interstate lane miles, 132 bridges and seven interchanges. The goal was to strengthen the transportation network in the southwest portion of the state, providing a safe and modern road in an area that needed it. INDOT also wanted to provide a route to become a new artery for the movement of goods from Canada to Mexico, allowing for economic development. INDOT and its contractors were able to finish the project $80 million under budget, delivering the project to the public with a huge savings to taxpayers.