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Featured Agency

Thank you to our 2022 Featured Agency…



Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America by working to collaboratively plan, build, and maintain safe and innovative transportation infrastructure that enhances quality of life, drives economic growth, and accommodates new modes of transport.


Featured Agency Session

Monday, July 18, 2022; 2:00-5:00 PM

Introduction to INDOT and Indiana’s Plan for the Future

Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America for good reason. A combination of ports, railroads and freight make Indiana a leader in commerce and warrant a robust plan for maintain this valuable infrastructure. INDOT representative will share how the agency and its partners are working hard to plan, construct and maintain the state’s bridge inventory today, tomorrow and well into the future.

  • Stephanie Wagner, Director of Bridge Engineering, INDOT


Major Projects, Major Challenges, Major Achievements

The Indiana Department of Transportation currently has three major projects under construction. These projects represent an approximately $1.2 billion investment in the state nicknamed The Crossroad of America.  The three contracts include the construction of more than 100 new bridges and a significant rehabilitation of a complex signature bridge.

Representatives from INDOT’s Project Management and Bridge Engineering Divisions, along with the agency’s consultant partners will share the challenges faced throughout the development of these projects. The following topics will be covered: contract delivery methodology, risk mitigation, utilization of innovative materials, alternative technical concepts, and unique design challenges and solutions .

Sherman Minton Corridor Project – Rehabilitating a Signature Bridge over the Ohio River

  • Danny Corbin, Senior Project Manager, INDOT
  • Donald Shaw, Senior Bridge Engineer, INDOT
  • Aaron Stover, Vice President, Michael Baker International

I-65/I-70 North Split – Rebuilding a System Interchange in the Heart of Indianapolis

I-69 Finish Line Contract 5 – Completing the Interstate Connection between Evansville and Indianapolis

  • Jim Lesh, Bridge Engineering Team Leader, INDOT
  • Burleigh Law, Design Manager, HNTB
  • Sarah Rubin, Major Projects Deputy Director, INDOT


Indiana’s Oversize-Overweight (OSOW) Vehicle Permit Modernization

Over the last four years, the state of Indiana’s OSOW vehicle permits review process has evolved from paper maps and envelope routes to real-time bridge evaluation and GIS based routing. The release of new permit review software in 2021 represents the culmination of a multiagency partnership, years of work and significant amounts of data clean up. This state-of-the-art program evaluates the entire state bridge network for the specific vehicle configuration and automatically provides the carrier an approved route for most vehicles. Representative from the Indiana Department of Transportation will share a history of the project, lessons learned and thoughts on the value of data collected in the program.

  • Kristin Brier, Multimodal Director, INDOT
  • Jennifer Hart, Bridge Evaluation Manager, INDOT