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Indiana Department of Transportation

 

Indiana Department of Transportation

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Indiana
Headquarters 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana
Agency executive
Parent agency State of Indiana
Website http://www.in.gov/indot/

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is a governmental agency of the U.S. state of Indiana charged with maintaining and regulating transportation and transportation related infrastructure such as state owned airports, state highways and state owned canals or railroads.

Indiana’s "highway network" started out as a series of dirt paths, which settlers created for local travel. Most of the time, these paths did not interconnect, making travel difficult at best.

When automobiles came on the scene in the late 19th century and early 20th century, people wanted better roads to travel. This interest was a national one, sparking the U.S. Congress to offer money to any state that would improve its roads. Indiana took Congress up on its offer and created the Indiana State Highway Commission (ISHC) in 1919. This Commission’s task was to create a highway network that

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