A bill authored by State Senator Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) that would allocate funding specifically for road projects across Indiana State highways U.S. 30 and 31 passed out of the Senate with bipartisan support last week.

The 2021 budget appropriated $900 million of federal funding to the Indiana Department of Transportation through the Next Level Connections Fund for road and infrastructure improvements. Senate Bill 348 would specify that of that funding, $300 million would be used strictly for projects located on U.S. Highways 30 and 31. 

“U.S. Highways 30 and 31 are important thoroughfares in our part of the state,” Mishler said. “SB 348 would provide important funding for upgrades to these roads across northern and north central Indiana, ultimately boosting our economy and quality of life by creating better, more accessible roads.”

SB 348 will now move to the House of Representatives for further consideration.