Proposed law would ban tolls on Indianapolis interstates

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 15:06:40-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- There will be no tolling on Indianapolis-area interstates if two Indiana state senators' bill becomes law. 

The idea to toll I-465 was floated by the Indiana Department of Transportation in an October tolling study, which was required under a transportation bill approved in 2017. 

The study focused on I-65 and I-70 across the state, but INDOT said it also wanted to take a closer look at possible tolls on I-465 around Indy. That thought was met with immediate backlash among Indianapolis residents and state lawmakers. 

State Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel) sent a series of tweets in October, criticizing the idea of tolling I-465 and promised to introduce legislation to stop it from happening. 

Delph kept his promise with the beginning of the 2018 legislative session. He, along with Sen. Michael Young (R-Marion and Hendricks counties), authored a bill that would keep tolling away from any interstate within 15 miles of Monument Circle. 

The 15-mile radius would cover all of I-465, I-65 south to Whiteland and north to I-865, I-70 west to Plainfield and east to Mt. Comfort, I-74 west to Brownsburg, and I-69 northeast to Fishers. To read the full bill, click here.

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