The Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. (ITRCC) said this week that it will soon begin a $200 million, two-year road-upgrade project that will improve the Indiana Toll Road and generate construction jobs throughout the state.
“In Indiana, we’ve made great progress on our standing as the Crossroads of America, and today’s announcement is yet another installment to ensure the quality of our roads and bridges,” Gov. Mike Pence said. “As our economy continues to grow with more Hoosiers working than ever before, I am confident that our roads will continue to serve as the arteries of economic development and help Indiana businesses get goods and products to market. I’m thankful to the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company for its continued work to modernize and upgrade the Indiana Toll Road, and I look forward to its completion as the largest project on the Indiana Toll Road since its initial construction.”
This project, known as the 80/90 Pavement Upgrade for a Superior Highway (PUSH), covers a 70-mile stretch of the toll road, from Portage through Elkhart, and will include mainline pavements, interchanges, shoulder replacement and several bridge upgrades.
“The 80/90 PUSH project is a critical investment in safety and service on the Indiana Toll Road,” ITRCC CEO Ken Daley said. “This is the start of an exciting new phase for the Crossroads of America, and the ITRCC has pledged to modernize the toll road and rebuild the ITR travel plazas. We are very pleased to be partnering with Rieth-Riley for 80/90 PUSH, a local company with a long history of quality work on the toll road and the same commitment we have in supporting local businesses. Together, we have developed a work schedule to fast-track construction and minimize impacts, particularly during high traffic periods.”