Plan Maps Out Regional Logistics Keys

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Conexus Indiana has regional logistics councils in northwest, north central, northeast, central, southwest and southeast Indiana. Conexus Indiana has regional logistics councils in northwest, north central, northeast, central, southwest and southeast Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS -

A strategic plan released by the Conexus Indiana Central Regional Logistics Council is spotlighting dozens of infrastructure, public policy and work force priorities it says could strengthen the industry. The plan, which follows similar releases from four other regions in recent months, is the culmination of feedback from dozens of executives and professionals from 28 counties.

Conexus says "Strengthening the Crossroads: Driving Central Indiana's Logistics Industry" includes priorities determined for their potential to decrease transportation bottlenecks, boost use of regional air facilities for freight and direct rail service, as well as improve mode-to-mode connectivity.

The regional council says, of the 74 projects identified, the priorities include:

  • Completing I-69 from Bloomington to Indianapolis;
  • Adding lanes on I-65, I-70 and I-69;
  • Finishing the rural segments of US 31;
  • Connecting I-69 to I-65 with an outer loop connecting Madison, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone counties;
  • Converting US 36 to freeway-like access from I-465 to Danville;
  • Widening the existing 2-lane segment of US 231 to a 4-lane segment from Lafayette to I-74 in Crawfordsville; and
  • Improving and widening US 27 to a “Super-2” from Monroe to I-70 in Richmond.

You can access strategic plans from the north central, northwest, northeast and southwest regions by clicking here.

CRLC Chair Mark DeFabis, who is also chief executive officer of Integrated Distribution Services Inc. says the report is a "complete, detailed map of the region’s infrastructure assets, developed from countless hours of volunteer effort by local logistics executives. It establishes priorities in infrastructure, public policy and workforce development issues that we believe will maximize both short- and long-term success for the business community and residents of Central Indiana."

The Central Region includes Boone, Brown, Clinton, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vermillion and Wayne counties.

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