Speedy Road Job. (Photo courtesy of INDOT)
A $170-million reconstruction
of Interstate 70 in Indianapolis has been completed two years
ahead of schedule. The fast-tracked project, which included
seven separate contracts, shifted a 4.5-mile stretch of the
highway about 1,000 ft southward to allow room for new runway
construction at Indianapolis Airport (ENR 5/26/03 p. 20).
The project included 3 million cu yd of earthmoving, rebuilding
of an interchange and new ramps that will take traffic directly
into the airport.