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Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2023 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have officially kicked off the 2023 construction season.

INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith joined Capt. Ron Galaviz from Indiana State Police, Indiana Constructors Inc. President Richard Hedgecock, contractors, and industry partners near the Clear Path 465 construction zone on the northeast side of Indianapolis to mark the seventh year of delivering Holcomb's Next Level Roads plan, which invests $60 billion over 20 years to improve existing roads and finish major projects in Indiana.

"Indiana is stronger than ever when it comes to infrastructure," Holcomb said. "We're doing what we said we would do — maintaining what we have, continuing to deliver on projects like Clear Path and I-69 Finish Line, and planning for the future."

INDOT will deliver nearly 1,200 construction projects in 2023. When combined with preventative maintenance activities, the state is investing more than $2.5 billion in infrastructure improvements this year alone.

To keep both drivers and road crews safe, INDOT will continue deploying back-of-queue warning trucks, automated queue warning systems, and HAAS alert systems in work zones this year.

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"We've come a long way, but there is more that can be done to make work zones safer," Smith said. "We all play a part in keeping work zones safe. With the number of projects happening this year, I cannot stress enough the importance of slowing down, avoiding distractions and paying attention to your surroundings on the road. We want everyone going home at the end of the day."

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