Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he expects the planned extension of
Interstate 69 from Indianapolis to Evansville to be finished sometime near
Earlier this summer, Indiana transportation officials said construction
might not start until 2017, The Associated
Press reported. But Daniels said his administration is working on a
plan – that could include tolling – to have the new interstate wrapped up in
the next 12 years.
However, Daniels said finding the money for
the project will be a challenge considering that the Indiana Department of
Transportation’s budget for major roadwork is short about $2 billion through
2015, The AP reported.
The governor is working on a plan to close that funding gap.
Among the possible funding options mentioned by Daniels are toll roads
or instituting lease programs.