Smaltz calls ‘Next Level Roads Plan’ an investment in Indiana’s future

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, July 13, 2017 4:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2017) – “Due to increased fuel efficiency and the loss of buying power on the gasoline tax resulting from inflation, Indiana has recently seen funding shortfalls for its roads and bridges. Thanks to the long-term, responsible road funding package passed by the General Assembly this session, Hoosiers will begin to see noticeable improvements in our statewide and local infrastructure. Today’s unveiling of the Next Level Roads Plan sets in motion $4.7 billion in statewide infrastructure projects over the next five years, with over $150 million going to Allen, DeKalb and Steuben counties. Future construction projects will result in 650 miles of resurfaced lanes and 36 rehabilitated bridges in our community. This is a significant investment in Indiana’s future as we continue to strengthen our economy and encourage more businesses to locate and grow here.”

Click here for a link to a county list of construction projects and the Next Level Roads Plan.


State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents all of DeKalb County, and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.

A high-resolution photo of Smaltz can be downloaded by clicking here.