Pence-Holcomb Administration Still Mum a Week after I-69 Construction Closure

INDIANAPOLIS – One week after it was revealed that the state mismanaged payments for the I-69 project, prompting immediate stoppage of work, the Pence/Holcomb Administration has yet to act. Meanwhile, the project remains shut down as motorists face massive delays and safety issues.

“As someone who uses this road daily, I can echo the frustrations many Hoosiers have about the Pence-Holcomb Administration’s mismanagement on the I-69 project. This rivals their mismanagement of the I-65 bridge closure last year,” said John Zody, Chairman. “Hoosiers are fed up with this administration putting political ambition ahead of doing the job they were elected to do – like fixing the state’s crumbling infrastructure and paying people for their work. This is another stark reminder that Eric Holcomb isn’t ready to lead Indiana. Like Mike Pence, he can’t manage state government well and unlike John Gregg, he’s offering no policy proposals.”

Photo by Zach Osowski, reporter with the Evansville Courier & Press

It took a near I-65 bridge collapse, $71 million in faulty asphalt, and more than 1,900 structurally deficient bridges – not to mention another public relations crisis – for Mike Pence to act. But his late-to-the-game, short-term plan did its damage as Indiana’s “Crossroads of America” reputation was put in jeopardy. Eric Holcomb has not just embraced Mike Pence’s failed record, but he has no ideas and has given the thumbs up to the state’s crumbling infrastructure.

John Gregg understands what it will take to restore Indiana’s “Crossroads of America” reputation. This year, Gregg announced his infrastructure proposal, which aims at reinvesting in Indiana’s roads, highways, and bridges, returning control and resources back to local communities, and addressing the state’s long-term water needs. Gregg’s infrastructure plan will help solve today’s problems while also leading Indiana into the future.

What is Holcomb’s vision for Indiana’s infrastructure? With 55 days until Election Day, Hoosiers still have yet to find out.

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