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INDOT Next 5 Years Spending Budget per County on Roads Released – with $18.9M for Jasper
INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2017) — Yesterday Governor Eric Holcomb released Indiana’s Next Level Roads Plan. He was joined at the INDOT Traffic Management Center by House Speaker Brian Bosma, State Senator Mike Crider and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness.
The five-year, $4.7 billion road improvement plan is outlined in a document that visually shows the impact that new funding will have on roads and bridges – statewide and by county. You can see the complete plan here, and we encourage you to look through it. There will be an impressive amount of road and bridge work done in the next 5 years and beyond, including on I-69 Section 6.
For months the project team has been telling you that no funding source was tied to the project, and without a funding source we had no schedule. Yesterday that changed.
I-69 Section 6 is included in the five-year plan, with funding tied to specific years. Between Fiscal Years 2018 and 2022 the investment for I-69 Section 6 in Morgan County will be $263 million; in Johnson County $153.2 million; and in Marion County $138.1 million.
This isn’t the entire funding pool for the I-69 Section 6 corridor. Funding beyond 2022 is in INDOT’s long range plans. But the five-year Next Level plan is a solid start. It means the project team can finish our environmental work and preconstruction activities with the assurance that construction dollars will be available when we’re ready to start building this roadway.
The I-69 Project Team will have more detailed information about funding and scheduling later this summer. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at the Next Level Roads Plan to see what investments are being made in your area.
Press release from The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).