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INDOT: Rural Road Funding Increasing Due To Gas Tax

Construction in Terre Haute pictured here and other areas across the state has gotten a jump start with additional gas tax funding. (Joe Hren, WTIU/WFIU News)

Indiana’s Department of Transportation (INDOT) says more funding is going to rural roads than ever before. The state is matching every 25 cents a local community invests with 75 cents.

Scott Manning is the Strategic Communications Director for the INDOT. He says local governments and drivers are already noticing the changes. 

"For local roads specifically, cities, towns, and counties in the state are receiving about 40 percent more funding on an annual basis dedicated to roads and bridges prior to what they were in 2017," Manning says.

The funding comes from a recent gas tax hike, along with vehicle registration fees and other formula changes Indiana's General Assembly approved in 2017.

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