Governor Mitch Daniels in late 2005 launched an aggressive 10-year, $10 billion transportation plan, known as “Major Moves,” to significantly improve and expand Indiana’s highway infrastructure. A total of $2.6 billion was committed to Major Moves from the long-term lease of the Indiana Toll Road. The Major Moves plan called for 104 new roadways by 2015 with 1,600 lane miles – all without a tax increase.
Between 2001 and 2005, prior to Major Moves, the state averaged nearly $750 million for construction per year. Of that $750 million, an average of nearly $250 million per year was spent on new construction while an average of approximately $500 million per year was spent on preservation projects.
Backed by Major Moves funding, INDOT will average more than $1.5 billion in construction dollars invested annually between 2005 and 2012.