Transportation & Logistics
Northeast Indiana transportation and logistics are a huge part of our region's economic growth and stability. The Indiana transportation industry supports growing Indiana business ventures and their ever-present need to take messages and products to the rest of the Nation. A region where need and respect for Indiana's transportation industry runs high, northeast Indiana is the perfect location for existing Indiana business to grow and new companies to find their place.
As home to numerous Indiana businesses in the defense, bioscience, food processing and advanced manufacturing industries, often choosing Northeast Indiana for its proximity to major metros, we offer an extensive customer base for Indiana transportation companies.
Whitley County Wages, 2012
In late 2005, Governor Mitch Daniels launched an aggressive 10-year 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 and the plan called for 104 new roadways by 2015 with 1,600 lane miles.
The major new construction projects for northeast Indiana include plans for additional lanes on Interstate 69 (north Allen County and at US 20 in Steuben County), and Interstate 469 to US 24 (to the Ohio state line). Major preservation or resurfacing projects are planned for practically every northeast Indiana county.
By the end of 2012, INDOT will accomplish the following thru out the state:
- 65 roadway projects complete or under construction
- 375 new centerline miles complete
- 48 new or reconstructed interchanges
- 5,030 preservation centerline miles complete
- 720 bridges rehabbed or replaced
- $7.5 billion invested in construction through FY 2012
Northeast Indiana is served by two major interstate highways-one going north-south-I-69-and the other going east and west-Interstate 80/90, also known as the Indiana Toll Road. The two interstate highways intersect near Fremont, Indiana, near the Michigan and Ohio state lines in the extreme northeast corner of the state. Interstate 69 is 355 miles in length and runs from Indianapolis northeast to the Canadian border at Port Huron, Michigan. In the 10-county region of northeast Indiana, I-69 traverses nearly 100 miles-from exit 73 in Warren in Huntington County in the south to exit 157 at the Michigan state line in the north. The Indiana Toll Road is a tolled highway running east-west across the northernmost part of Indiana. It is a part of the New York-Chicago Toll Road system, and is advertised as the "Main Street of the Midwest."
Sources: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, EMSI 2013.1 Class of Worker, Indiana Department of Transportation