State department of transport announces plans for Next Level

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced road construction plans for the first five years of the 20-year Indiana’s Next Level roads program.

Over those five years, INDOT will resurface nearly 10,000 lane miles of pavement, including 191 lane miles in Huntington county, and repair or replace approximately 1,300 bridges, including 13 bridges in Huntington County.

The five year investment total in Huntington County is estimated at $31,842,150.

Topping the list for 2018 is a $5 million project to resurface Ind.-9 from 2.64 miles south of U.S.-24 (Old Ind.-37) to U.S.-24. The state also plans to restore concrete pavement on U.S.-24 from Ind.-13 to Ind.-9.

Also in 2018, INDOT plans to modernize traffic signals at Jefferson Street and Park Drive in Huntington; paint the I-69 bridge over Ind.-5/Ind.-218; and remove debris from the Salamonie River at I-69 about 3.5 miles north of Ind.-218.

Bridge work will be done on I-69 over Flat Creek, Ind.-16 over Silver Creek and over Clear Creek, Ind.-5 over a drain 2.4 miles north of Ind.-218, Ind.-124 over the Salamonie River and over Brook Creek and Ind.-3 over Rock Creek.

Top projects for the remaining four years are a $4 million pipe replacement on Ind.-9 at Richland Creek 1.5 miles south of Ind.-124, in 2019; replacing the bridge deck on Ind.-9 over the Wabash River just south of U.S.-24, at a cost of $4 million, in 2020; replacing a bridge deck on Ind.-124 over Richland Creek, about 1.5 miles east of Ind.-9, at a cost of $1.8 million; and a $5.3 million project to replace the northbound I-69 superstructure over the Salamonie River, set for 2022.

To see a complete list of projects, visit and choose “Next Level.”