Indiana is home to more than 80,000 miles of highly traveled roadways, making it all the more important to maintain and preserve our roads and bridges. In recent years, House Republicans worked hard to support and improve our state’s infrastructure in a comprehensive, responsible and sustainable way. These efforts have paid off, as Indiana was recently ranked No. 1 in the country for infrastructure by CNBC.
In 2017, Hoosier lawmakers supported the largest, fully funded infrastructure investment plan in state history. This conservative plan ensures Indiana’s roads are paid for by the motorists who use them, without passing any debt to future generations. The plan also created the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which awards millions of dollars each year to local communities for road and bridge improvement projects.
Though construction zones can be frustrating at times, our roads require ongoing maintenance to keep Hoosier motorists safe. To help Hoosiers navigate work zones, the Indiana Department of Transportation created a few helpful tools. TrafficWise gives information on traffic conditions, road closures and travel times, and CARS 511 shows road conditions, closures and width/weight restrictions. Both of these online resources, as well as other information on current road construction projects, can be found on the INDOT website. The state also has an INDOT Mobile app, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Indiana’s commitment to improving our roads and bridges is working for Hoosier motorists and businesses. This recognition from CNBC highlights Indiana as a leader in infrastructure, and reinforces our reputation as the Crossroads of America. Click here to learn more.