Olthoff: I-65 Northwest Indiana expansion project approved by budget committee

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, October 27, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 27, 2016) — Today, the State Budget Committee released funds for the I-65 Northwest Indiana Major Moves 2020 expansion project, according to State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point).

New travel lanes will be added to I-65 from State Road 2 at mile marker 240, north to U.S. Highway 231 at mile marker 247. The project will also include the construction of outside shoulders and restriping from four lanes to six lanes from U.S. Highway 231 at mile marker 247 to U.S. Highway 30 at mile marker 253. The Kankakee River bridges in southern Lake County will also be replaced as part of the $62 million plan.

“This is an exciting time as we experience tremendous growth in Lake County,” Olthoff said. “Making these investments in our infrastructure will build on our local economic development efforts. I will continue supporting policies at the Statehouse that positively impact Northwest Indiana.”

The expansion project will begin in the spring of 2017 and is expected to take two years to complete.

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State Rep. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,

which includes a portions of Lake and Porter counties.

 

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