An Indiana truck parking plan will use $600 million over the next decade to facilitate the building of more than 1,000 parking spots.
Over the past year, the state of Indiana has experienced several wrecks involving tractor trailers parked along exit ramps due to lack of parking. Now, Indiana’s Department of Transportation has come up with an extensive plan that will help to solve the dangerous problem.
According to 13 WTHR, the plan will span over the next decade and will use $600 million to improve 21 rest areas and welcome centers across Indiana. The plan will add more than 1,100 truck parking spots to the existing 1,400 already in the state.
A new welcome center with truck parking along Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana has already been opened as part of a previous two year, $40 million rest area project. The 1,400 truck parking spot plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2034.