New project will improve roads, create jobs

Governor Mike Pence (WISH Photo)
Governor Mike Pence (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Thursday, Governor Mike Pence officially signed over $200 million in major moves funding that will help widen I-65.

The project will help widen I-65 between Southport Road and State Road 44 in Franklin. However, the plan does not yet have specific details, such as how many lanes will be added and when the project will begin.

“Roads mean jobs, and Major Moves 2020 will improve Indiana’s transportation infrastructure to enhance our position as the Crossroads of America,” said Governor Pence. “Major Moves 2020 will put Hoosiers to work now and reinforce Indiana’s position as a national transportation hub and a global distribution powerhouse. It is one of the reasons Indiana continues to be recognized as a great place to do business.”

The money will also pay for another project near Lafayette. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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