This is about more than transportation. The reconstruction of I-65/I-70 will reshape the core of our state, affecting economic development, housing and public health. This project has the potential to:
Pump adrenaline into the state’s main economic engine.
Revitalizing downtown areas will help create new economic activity, generate revenue and grow the tax base through quality-of-life based economic development.
Create a job magnet to rival any major city.
With a transformed downtown and increased livability, our region can attract and retain employers and employees alike.
Reduce the taxpayer costs for highway upkeep.
Decreasing peak-hour demands can help keep our roads in better shape while potentially reducing maintenance costs.
Make transportation and housing fairer.
Improved walkability and transit will expand opportunities and increase affordability.
Improve air quality and public health.
Balanced development will reduce urban heat sink effect, while improved transit and walkability will reduce vehicular traffic.
Make our region the “poster child” for 21st-century urban livability.
Autonomous vehicles for logistics and grid based transit create new demand models with efficiencies not anticipated in current modeling based capacity.