STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Holcomb announces $1B infrastructure spending plan

Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to pump an additional $1 billion into infrastructure projects across Indiana.

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 4:39 PM

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to pump an additional $1 billion into infrastructure projects across Indiana.

The Republican said Tuesday that the money will come from a renegotiated agreement with the company that operates the Indiana Toll Road. Under the new terms, additional fees will be tacked onto heavy-duty vehicles that have three or more axles.

Holcomb stressed that the new fees will not be charged to drivers of passenger cars.

About $600 million will go toward speeding up completion of Interstate 69. An additional $190 million will make improvements on U.S. Routes 20, 30 and 31, including the elimination of most of U.S. 31′s stoplights between Indianapolis and South Bend.

Additional money will be used to boost broadband access in rural areas and improve Indiana’s hiking trails and bike lanes.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Robinson
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 65°
Indianapolis
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 68°
Rockville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 69°
Casey
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 69°
Brazil
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Marshall
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 69°
Rain, then a cool down!
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Girls Golf Sectionals

Image

EIU vs ISU 9-21-19

Image

13th Annual Bat Festival

Image

Monarch Madness

Image

Wingy Dingy Thingy

Image

Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Adoption Day

Image

Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle Festival

Image

First ever Terre Haute Beer Fest

Image

Beautification Project

Image

State Road 234 Road Work Starts Monday

WTHI Events