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.