The plan to build another loop around Indianapolis beyond 465-dubbed the Indiana Commerce Connector (seen below)–regains life as lawmakers suggest bringing it back into IDOT’s spotlight.

The toll road bypass that would loop east and south of Indianapolis beyond I-465 was first proposed in 2006 by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels. He dropped the plan a few months later in the face of blistering public opposition.

The controversial idea is once again getting some attention in the Indiana Senate, where some fiscal leaders see the highway project as an economic development tool.

As part of their state budget proposal, Republican leaders in the Senate have proposed setting aside $400 million over the next two years for major highway expansion projects — and possibly continuing to provide $200 million a year through 2020 for such projects.

Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, said the Commerce Connector, along with the completion of I-69 and the expansion of I-70 and I-65 to six lanes, would keep Indiana at the forefront of the transportation, logistics and warehousing industries.


If you think you may be affected by the Indiana Commerce Connector and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at