Public feedback requested through the end of June

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is releasing initial insights from ProPEL Indy, a two-year study that will inform the next 20 years of investment in I-65 and I-70 by developing a bold vision to modernize interstates inside the I-465 loop.

ProPEL Indy has spent the last year asking for the public’s ideas about the future of I-65 and I-70. During the study’s Visioning Phase, the study team received more than 1,100 comments from several hundred stakeholders who use, work, or live near the interstates. This feedback informed ProPEL Indy’s collection and analysis of data for the study.

The study team today released a draft Purpose and Need Report using this data alongside the public’s feedback to define the transportation issues, opportunities, and desired outcomes in the study area. Community feedback on this report is requested through the end of June. A brief video overview of the report is available here. The full report and supporting documents can be found on the study’s website.


“Feedback from residents, neighborhoods, businesses, and organizations has fueled ProPEL Indy and guided us to this point in the PEL process,” said INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith. “Continued participation from all stakeholders will be crucial as the study progresses.”

ProPEL Indy has identified bridge and pavement conditions, safety, mobility, and multimodal connectivity issues in the study area and in this next phase will be focused on why potential improvements are being considered and why they are important to Indianapolis and surrounding communities.



The study will provide several opportunities to engage with the study team during the public comment period. These opportunities include both public information meetings, known as Community Conversations, and Neighborhood Office Hours throughout the study area. A list of upcoming events can be found here.

INDOT encourages the public to continue sharing input throughout all stages of the study at

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