Major Moves

In 2005, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels launched “Major Moves”, an aggressive 10-year transportation plan to significantly improve and expand Indiana’s highway infrastructure. Major Moves was funded with $2.6 billion in revenue from the lease of the Indiana Toll Road. In addition to toll road lease proceeds, INDOT leveraged $71 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to enhance and accelerate several Major Moves projects.

Impact of Major Moves Over 10 Years

From Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 through FY 2015, Major Moves accomplished the following - with no new state debt and no increase to taxpayers:

  • 87 roadways completed and opened to traffic
  • 480 new centerline miles completed  – 3.4 percent of the state’s inventory 
  • 60 new or reconstructed interchanges completed
  • INDOT obligated more than $3.12 billion in Major Moves funds for project construction, right-of-way, and consulting/project engineering

INDOT Achievements since the Start of Major Moves

During the Major Moves time frame, INDOT accomplished the following:

  • $10.8 billion invested in both construction and preservation
  • 6,300 centerline miles of roadway preserved since 2006 – 49 percent of the state’s inventory
  • 1,400 bridges rehabilitated or replaced since 2006 – 25 percent of the state’s inventory