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Renew Richmond

Renew Richmond is your one stop to learn more about Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) road projects underway or planned for Wayne County.

Current, recently completed, and upcoming projects on U.S. 40 and U.S. 27 in Richmond will improve roads and bridges and include pavement and bridge maintenance.

Revive I-70 includes major improvements for I-70 in Wayne County.

  • Construction on the U.S. 27 bridge replacement project started in spring 2023 and continues through summer 2025. Learn more below.
  • Revive I-70 includes improvements for 20+ miles of I-70 in Wayne County. Learn more below.

Anticipated construction schedules are subject to change based on contractor and material availability.

U.S. 27 Bridge Replacement

The U.S. 27 bridge is being replaced in Richmond. The project includes the long-term closure of US 27 from North D Street to North G Street and Fort Wayne Avenue from North 8th Street to North F Street (north of the railroad tracks). Access is being maintained for local businesses.

The long-term closures are expected to be in place through Fall 2024 when both US 27 and Fort Wayne Avenue are expected to reopen to traffic. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2025.

The project will replace the deteriorating US 27 bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) and local streets in Richmond. The improvements will address current safety issues with pier columns in busy downtown streets, and pedestrian facilities will be improved to be compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Crews finished pouring the shafts and columns for the new bridge earlier this year. A total of 63 new beams are being set this spring and the bridge deck is expected to be poured this summer. More information about the beams and deck for the new bridge can be found here and more information about the bridge replacement project can be found here.

March 2023 | Public Information Meeting Documents

Revive I-70

Revive I-70 will improve I-70 in Wayne County from west of Cambridge City to the Indiana/Ohio state line. The project is expected to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety along the 20+ mile corridor. Visit Revive I-70 to learn more.

Because of the size of the corridor and scope of improvements , the project is being divided into three contracts for project delivery.

Improvements for Contract 1 are expected to include added travel lanes, interchange modifications, and pavement replacement.

Specific improvements are being identified for Contracts 2 and 3.

Public hearing materials and the full environmental document can be viewed at

U.S. 27 Reconstruction

Work to rebuild more than a mile of U.S. 27 between South O Street and North B Street is complete with minor punch list items being completed in late 2023. Final signal work is being completed early this year and the planting of landscape trees is expected in spring 2024.

Project Coordination

INDOT is completing hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements in Wayne County. It’s part of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Roads Plan, which is investing an estimated $60 billion in roads and bridges statewide over 20 years.

INDOT coordinates its construction program with city and county projects to maximize the service life and good condition of its pavement and bridges. INDOT also works to minimize traffic delays and detours while keeping projects moving forward.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will any projects involve temporary road closures, and if so, what are the detours?

    The U.S. 27 bridge replacement and U.S. 40 construction west of Centerville are expected to involve road closures in 2023. The detour for highway traffic will follow U.S. 40, I-70 and State Road 1. Hands-free use of mobile mapping apps is encouraged for local traffic seeking alternate routes.

  • How will INDOT projects improve efficiency?

    Design improvements will increase the capacity of highways in Wayne County, allowing for more efficient traffic flow and reduce backups during peak travel times. Improvement will strengthen regional connectivity and the mobility of people and goods in the area.

  • How will INDOT projects improve safety?

    INDOT projects will analyze traffic and crash data and be designed to the latest safety standards, including non-motorized enhancements compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rehabilitation and replacement projects will improve the safety and longevity of aging state roads and bridges, minimizing potholes and the need for future repairs.

  • How will INDOT projects advance Richmond and Wayne County?

    The infrastructure improvements are expected to help transform the Richmond central business district and position Wayne County for future economic development and growth.

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