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(INDIANAPOLIS) – INDOT’s road repair plan for 2019 includes $140 million to fix the damage winter left behind.

The state highway agency is officially kicking off a $2 billion construction season encompassing 1,100 projects. But those figures don’t include additional money from an INDOT emergency-repair fund, to be earmarked for potholes. $50 million will go to repair highways in Marion County, with another $90 million for the rest of the state.

The primary construction slate includes the completion of new lanes on I-69 between Muncie and Anderson and on I-65 in Lake County. And federal grants will allow the state to begin work on new traffic lanes on 65 north of Lebanon and near Columbus.

For a second straight year, INDOT will temporarily close part of I-465 to get through construction as quickly as possible, this time on Indy’s southeast side.

INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness (left) (Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC)