Recently, the old joke that the orange construction barrel is Indiana’s state flower has been told with unprecedented frequency around the Hoosier state. The proliferation of orange and white that motorists encounter across all 92 counties in our state is a visual confirmation of a historic effort by INDOT and local transportation agencies to rebuild and modernize Indiana’s highways and local roads.

INDOT is investing more than ever in taking care of existing highways – replacing aging infrastructure and making highways safer – with the goal of being a national leader in pavement and bridge conditions and safety performance within the next two decades. At the same time, cities, towns, and counties are completing projects at a record pace, improving local roads and enhancing connectivity with new trails and sidewalks.