Public involvement is an integral element of the Hoosier Heartland Highway S.R. 25 project. This inclusive, ongoing communication program provides information to the public about the project work and opportunities for citizens to make comments, voice concerns, and ask questions that are considered in the decision-making process.
Current Public Involvement Activities include this website, project newsletters, and contract specific public information meetings.
The INDOT Project Team associated with the Hoosier Heartland project includes:
This proposed project has a history of extensive public involvement dating back to the preliminary study prepared for INDOT in 1995. The work was guided by a Study Task Force composed of 50 members from various levels of state and local governments, private sector interests, farmers, and other key community representatives. The task force played a major role in the planning process. Additionally, eight rounds of public meetings were held with average attendance of nearly 300 people per round. The input received significantly influenced the direction of the proposed project and its recommendations.