Federal Funding for Indiana's I-465/I-65 Interchange Increases

Mid-America Freight Coalition 

The US Department of Transportation has approved the increase of the federally funded share to 95 percent on the I-465/I-65 Interchange project in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The I-465/I-65 interchange is critical to freight movement in the Indianapolis region. The interchange currently serves more than 110,000 vehicles per day, of which nearly 19,000 are trucks. The project involves important modifications to reduce congestion, to help make freight movement more reliable, and to make travel through downtown Indianapolis more efficient.
MAP-21 includes a provision to prioritize projects that improve freight movement (MAP-21 Sec. 1116). This provision authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to increase the Federal share payable to 95 percent for projects on the Interstate System and 90 percent for any other project if the Secretary certifies that the project:

  • Demonstrates that improvement made by the project to the efficient movement of freight (including making progress on freight performance measures established under MAP-21) and
  • Is identified in a State Freight Plan developed pursuant to Section 1118.

For more information about the I-465/I-65 interchange project, visit the Indiana Department of Transportation.

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