Major Moves 2020

Major Moves 2020 is former Governor Mike Pence’s program to widen and rehabilitate heavily-traveled, four-lane interstates in Indiana that are now approaching 50 years of age.

Governor Pence’s 2014 legislative agenda proposed investing $400 million from a trust fund established in the previous year’s budget. The Indiana General Assembly provided the initial $200 million to widen and rehabilitate heavily-traveled interstates in 2014 and another $200 million in 2015. The Fiscal Year 2016 state budget included an additional $100 million per year for the Major Moves 2020 program.   

Completed and ongoing Major Moves 2020 projects include:

  • I-65 between the Johnson/Marion county line and Southport Road; Completed in fall 2015
  • I-65 between State Road 44 near Franklin and the Johnson/Marion county line; Completed in December 2016.
  • I-65 from State Road 38 to State Road 26 near Lafayette in Tippecanoe County; To be substantially completed in May 2018.
  • I-65 between Sellersburg and Memphis in Clark County; Substantially completed in November 2017.
  • I-69 between Fishers and Pendleton in Hamilton and Madison counties; Substantially completed in December 2017.
  • I-65 south of U.S. 30 near Merrillville; To be substantially completed in October 2018.

Most Major Moves 2020 work will occur within existing right-of-way, allowing the work to proceed quickly. This enables design and construction to happen simultaneously, rather than in sequence, speeding the construction timeline.

In most cases, two new travel lanes – one in each direction – will be built in the 60-foot-wide grassy median with a median barrier for safety. In some locations, ramp lanes will be built along the outside of existing travel lanes.

Benefits of Major Moves 2020

  • Strengthens the state’s economic competitiveness and quality of life by improving travel times and reliability.
  • Improves traffic safety and reduces crash-related lane closures through modernized design.
  • Invests funds more quickly to keep industry in high motion, supporting construction jobs, and prevents rising construction prices from eroding purchasing power.
  • Advances long-term goals to expand heavily traveled interstates.

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