Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson told lawmakers Thursday INDOT needs about $250 million more a year to maintain adequate road conditions.
Officials have warned for years that increased fuel efficiency is reducing gas tax revenues. Those revenues have traditionally paid for road maintenance.
In the second part of our Bloomington Newcomers web series, we're getting new Bloomington residents up to speed on area roads and traffic.
The City of Bloomington has launched an application displaying a list of closed roads, lane restrictions and other traffic-related information.
House Speaker Brian Bosma says he anticipates making infrastructure a primary focus the next two sessions.
INDOT estimates the state will need at least $150 million annually over the next 10 years to adequately maintain its roads and bridges.
Indiana Department of Transportation officials told the Indiana State Budget Committee it needs additional funding to repair the state's aging bridges.
Getting the interstate to reach Indianapolis will require a different approach.
Brown County could receive up to $600,000 more in transportation funding next year, but that is not enough to cover all the needed road maintenance.
The $30 billion budget provides a 5 percent income tax cut and increases funding to roads and education.