NewsPublic Affairs / December 11, 2018

Indiana Recieves $40 Million From U.S. Dept. Of Transportation For Parts of I-65

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The U.S. Department of Transportation will send $40 million to add lanes to I-65 in northcentral and southcentral Indiana. - Peetlesnumber1/Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Department of Transportation will send $40 million to add lanes to I-65 in northcentral and southcentral Indiana.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is set to send Indiana $40 million to add additional lanes to parts of both northbound and southbound Interstate 65.

The grants fund the construction of additional lanes to I-65 between State Roads 32 and 47 in northcentral Indiana, and between State Roads 46 and 58 in southcentral Indiana.

The money comes from the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, program. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the money goes to projects targeting several different issues.

“The BUILD program supports infrastructure improvements that advance the goals of safety, improve the quality of life, environmental protection, state of good repair, economic competitiveness, and innovation,” she says.

The 91 projects in 49 states plus the District of Columbia received portions of the $1.5 billion in grants.

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