November 6, 2019

Young and Braun Announce $16 Million for I-65 Mobility and Access Project

WHITESTOWN, Ind. – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) announced that the Indiana Department of Transportation will be awarded a $16 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the I-65 Mobility and Access Project.

The project aims to address the rising demand for modernized transportation infrastructure by constructing or modifying four interchanges along I-65 within Boone County, Indiana. As a result, these improvements will minimize heavy traffic congestion and support the rapid growth in Whitestown and the surrounding local community.

“As the Crossroads of America, it is critical to have a reliable and safe transportation corridor in Indiana for the continuous movement of people and goods,” said Senator Young. “As the primary artery between Indianapolis and Chicago, improvements along I-65 will ensure Boone County remains a regional logistics hub and has the capacity for continued economic growth.”

“Indiana moves American business, and for us to continue serving as the Crossroads of America we need to constantly improve our roads, bridges, and interchanges,” said Senator Braun. “This grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow Whitestown to continue to flourish, and Indiana’s infrastructure to keep connecting Hoosier businesses to the world.”

Senators Young and Braun sent a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao in July urging funding for the project. View the letter here.