Public Meetings Scheduled for This Month for Revive I-70

Revive I-70 is expected to improve traffic flow and safety

Two public meetings are planned for later this month to introduce an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project that is expected to improve and expand I-70 in Wayne County. The meetings, one in person and one virtual, will provide an overview of Revive I-70 and outline next steps. In-Person Meeting Monday, Jan. 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Indiana University East | Whitewater Hall 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN Virtual Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. Microsoft Teams Register: The in-person meeting will be open house format with a project presentation planned for 6 p.m. It will offer an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with members of the Project Team and allow attendees to share their feedback. All meeting materials, including a recording of the virtual meeting, will be posted on the project website following the meetings. With advance notice, INDOT can provide special accommodation for persons with disabilities and/or limited English speaking ability and persons needing auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters, signers, readers or large print. Should special accommodation be needed, please contact Berry Craig, public involvement specialist, at (270) 705-1640, or email

Revive I-70 Improvements

Revive I-70 will reduce congestion, improve traffic flow, and improve safety along the corridor. The 20+ mile corridor stretches from west of Cambridge City to the Indiana/Ohio state line. The project is expected to include added travel lanes, interchange improvements, bridge improvements, pavement replacement and the replacement of drainage structures. At the end of construction, I-70 will expand from a four-lane interstate with two travel lanes in each direction to a six-lane interstate with three lanes in each direction. The 40 bridges in the project area are all expected to be widened to accommodate additional travel lanes. Additional bridge improvements are being planned, including complete replacements, deck replacements, deck overlays and painting. The Project Team is also looking at two key interchanges – the I-70 and US 40 interchange and the I-70 and US 35/Williamsburg Pike interchange – to identify modifications to improve safety and mobility. Details of specific improvements are still being developed.

Anticipated Timeline

Revive I-70 is in the environmental and preliminary design stage. Activities include traffic analysis, maintenance of traffic plans, road design and survey work. The Project Team is coordinating with local, state and federal officials throughout the project. A public hearing and formal comment period are expected in spring 2023. Construction is expected to begin in late 2024. Duration will depend on project development, construction phasing and future funding.

Read More Traffic & News Updates