Mike Pence Can’t Photo Op His Way Out of Approach to Fix State’s Crumbling Infra.

Mike Pence Can’t Photo Op His Way Out of the Late-To-The-Game Approach to Fix State’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Northern Indiana currently has 127 deficient bridges across the region, including 19 in St. Joseph County

INDIANAPOLIS – With a visit to Granger this afternoon, Mike Pence is expected to announce an infrastructure plan that is simply too late-to-the-game on fixing Indiana’s crumbling roads and bridges.

With the over 1,900 structurally deficient bridges in the state, it is important to note that while the governor has yet another photo op, Hoosiers in Northern Indiana must grapple with the reality of 127 bridges being structurally deficient – including 19 in St. Joseph County. It’s this lack of action by Mike Pence that has put Indiana’s “Crossroads of America” reputation in jeopardy.

“After jeopardizing our ‘Crossroads of America’ reputation and wasting $71 million on faulty asphalt, Governor Mike Pence is doing literally anything possible in an election year to make it look like he’s concerned about Indiana’s crumbling infrastructure. Gov. Pence’s ‘plan’ would provide the bare minimum needed for Indiana to keep its D+ grade while also ignoring 90% of the state’s roads,” said Drew Anderson, communications director. “Instead, Hoosiers are ready for a leader like John Gregg, who foresaw this crisis and advocated for the improvement of the state’s entire infrastructure system back in 2012. Mike Pence can’t photo op his way out of this one, and it’s time Indiana has a governor who’s willing to solve today’s problems for Hoosier families.”

Governor Pence Visits Northern Indiana – Where 127 Bridges Are Structurally Deficient

County

Number of Deficient Bridges

Elkhart

19

Fulton

5

Kosciusko

16

LaPorte

25

Marshall

12

Pulaski

14

Starke

17

St. Joseph

19

Total

127

.Data provided by the Indiana Senate Democrats

Indiana Democrats have continued to hold Mike Pence and INDOT accountable for this mess. From calling for a complete open records request surrounding the I-65 northbound bridge closure to launching the #FixOurRoads social media campaign, Democrats know that enough is enough, and it’s time for an immediate investment into Indiana’s existing infrastructure. Simply put, Hoosiers are tired of Governor Pence’s late to the game strategy and some commonsense solutions are needed to solve today’s problems for the everyday Hoosier.

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