ITR Concession Company LLC’s (ITRCC) goal of operating a world-class toll road in an environmentally responsible and sustainable fashion is rooted in its commitment to help improve the communities it serves. ITRCC accomplishes this by maintaining a long- term perspective in all aspects of its business. ITRCC takes an agile approach to continuous improvement and always strives to identify and employ innovative technologies and operational strategies to enhance the effectiveness of ITRCC’s positive environmental and social impacts.

Going into 2023, the Indiana Toll Road is expanding investment in renewable energy, partnering with Solscient Energy for 1,709 additional kilowatts of solar energy installed at 16 locations across the roadway. These arrays will be sized to offset as much of the electric consumption of each of these facilities as possible. This effort will be a huge step in advancing toward our 2030 goal, eliminating over 1,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

Quick view of substantiality initiatives ITRCC has been a part of:

  • 2017 | 700 trees were planted along the Toll Road
  • 2018 | Roadway rubber recycling program with over 200,000 lbs. of rubber collected from the Toll Road, a 30% increase on 2017. The rubber was recycled towards various purposes including agricultural uses, rubberized asphalt, and landscaping mulch.
  • 2019 | New administration building was constructed in an environmentally sustainable manner. Solar panels have been installed and offset 20% of energy costs during the year. The building’s architecture also minimizes electric lighting requirements, and smart heating and cooling systems were installed to reduce the energy needed to maintain the temperature of the building.
  • 2020 | To better protect plants, animals, and surrounding water systems, we built a new salt dome in 2020, expanding on an environmentally friendly design we piloted in 2019. The new dome makes it possible for snowplows and salt trucks to load up entirely within the structures, secure from wind and other weather factors. Such protection limits the amount of salt entering our waterways and decreases salt loss from winter winds.
  • 2021 | 153 desktop workstations were replaced. By prioritizing the purchase of energy conscious equipment and eliminating redundant workstations, we have already begun to greatly reduce our environmental footprint.
  • 2022 | ITRCC’s buildings are going electric as well. Older natural gas boilers have been replaced at 16 facilities this year. Newer mini-split heat pumps that run on electricity provide both heating and cooling. These have the added benefit of removing safety hazards r natural gas, such as gas leaks or carbon monoxide emissions.

Sustainability through the years