ITR Push 2.0 Project

As part of the ITR PUSH 2.0 Project, ITR Concession Company LLC (ITRCC) will invest over $70 million beginning April through November to improve customer safety and provide a higher quality travel experience on the Indiana Toll Road. This Project will reconstruct Mile Markers 0-10, more than 44 lane miles of pavement, 4 interchanges, and make improvements to 16 bridges. This investment in the roadway will result in a safer, smoother Indiana Toll Road and requires less routine maintenance. Over $400 million will now be invested in combination with other improvements along the Indiana Toll Road since 2016.

The ITR PUSH 2.0 Project will:
  • Reduce the level of maintenance work required in the future.
  • Provide a smoother and safer road for improved travel conditions and lowers vehicle operating costs.
  • Upgrade the ITRCC communications system to enabling faster and more efficient response to customer needs.
  • Deliver state-of-the-art technology which improves safety and customer service.
  • Generate 100 jobs and over $180M of economic activity in Indiana.

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Up-to-date information regarding construction can be obtained by going to the project website at indianatollroad.org/push; following Indiana Toll Road on Facebook and Twitter; or by signing up for text message updates. To receive email or text message updates, contact the following:

Work Zones

The Indiana Toll Road Concession Company’s ITR PUSH Project will rehabilitate the pavement and bridges within a 10 mile segment of the Toll Road, from the Stateline (milepost 0) to Cline Avenue exit (milepost 10). Our goal is to minimize the impact to customers by keeping traffic moving safely and proactively communicating with our customers and community stakeholders.

Minimizing Traffic Impact:

To expedite the overall project schedule, construction will occur 24/7. One lane will be maintained in each direction throughout the project. Single lane closures on the toll road combined with a reduced work zone speed limit is intended to keep traffic moving smoothly and maintain a safe environment for construction workers and travelers. All lanes open to traffic:  July 2 – September 3

Where we’re working now:

September 3 – November 27: PUSH 2.0 Phase II We will be continuing our construction of MM 0- 10. September 9 – October 7: Exit 5 (Calumet Avenue) The detour route for non-heavy truck traffic utilizes: Cline Avenue (912) – 80/94 – US 41

Truck Make-Up/Break-Up Lot

The truck lot at Exit 5 will be inaccessible during construction.  Lot usage will be available at Exit 31 (Valparaiso) and the truck lots at MM 37.5. Toll Plaza Work:

  • Calumet Avenue

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

A Better Toll Road

The ITR PUSH 2.0 Project includes improvements to pavement and bridges and the installation of a fiber optic line.  This major investment will both reduce the level of maintenance work required in the future and allow the ITRCC to improve safety and communications with customers.

Pavement

The existing pavement consists of a concrete base with an asphalt overlay.  As part of this project, the asphalt will be removed and the concrete will receive a “crack-and-seat” treatment which reduces the likelihood of future pavement cracking.

Bridge Improvements

Each of the 16 bridges within the project area have been evaluated for structural and operational conditions so that improvements can be tailored to each bridge’s needs.  Improvements to bridges include:

  • Substructure patching
  • Beam painting
  • Bearing replacements
  • Fatigue retrofits
  • Deck replacements (including widening at some locations)

Fiber Optic/ITS

The 80/90 PUSH Project includes the installation of a fiber optic line in the corridor. This will allow ITRCC to implement a range of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), allowing them to better identify current roadway conditions and provide real-time information to Toll Road customers.

Safety

The Safety of Our Customers and Our Team is our #1 Priority

Safety is at the heart of this project. First, in the work that is to be completed – new pavement, widening narrow bridges, and installing a fiber optic line that will form the backbone of Intelligent Transportation Systems that will monitor conditions and communicate with customers – each improves the safety of the Toll Road. Second, in how the work will be completed. ITRCC and Rieth-Riley are both committed to ensuring the safety of workers and customers. Our goal is zero lost-time injuries. To achieve this goal, our construction zones are designed with safety in mind. Construction zone vehicle accidents occur most frequently when traffic suddenly stops and drivers do not react quickly enough. Our work zones are equipped with technology that monitors traffic flow in real-time and automatically communicates this information to drivers through digital message signs. In addition, our workers are all required to undergo a project-specific safety training program designed to keep everyone safe. We want our customers and workers to get home safe.