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New infrastructure changes proposed by Gov. Holcolmb raises toll prices

Proposed in Governor Eric Holcomb's Next Level Connections program:

  • Commit $100 million to bridge the digital divide in rural areas of the state. The state will create a grant program to bring high speed, affordable broadband access to unserved and underserved areas of the state.
  • Utilize $90 million to link communities through more hiking, biking and riding trails. The state will initiate a grant program that encourages local and regional collaboration to grow the state’s trails system.
  • Complete major highway projects
    • Accelerate completion of I-69 Section 6 from 2027 to 2024 ($600 million)
    • Add new interchanges on U.S. 31 between South Bend and Indianapolis and expand the number of projects that will be completed on U.S. 20 and 30 through 2023 ($190 million)
    • Focus INDOT resources to clean up the state’s highways
  • Establish Indianapolis as the preferred Midwestern destination by adding more nonstop international flights ($20 million)
  • Complete evaluation of the purchase of land to develop the state’s fourth port on the Ohio River near Lawrenceburg
  • Pursue federal funding for the West Lake and South Shore rail projects in Northwest Indiana
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