INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Thursday afternoon, in Valparaiso, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a road funding bill that will invest up to another $400 million dollars for highway expansion projects across the state. The Governor says the funds will be put to use immediately, creating up to 9,800 new jobs for Hoosiers.
“Our infrastructure makes Indiana a national transportation hub and a global distribution powerhouse, and it is one of the reasons Indiana continues to be recognized as a great place to do business,” said Governor Pence. “The legislation I signed today will put Hoosiers to work now and make sure we remain the Crossroads of America.”
Under the new bill, $200 million will go toward projects immediately and the state may invest another $200 million after December’s revenue forecasts and Budget Committee review.