Project will link River Ridge Commerce Center and Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville
CHARLESTOWN, IND. (Oct. 14, 2015) — Gov. Mike Pence today joined Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall and Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, as well as officials from the River Ridge Commerce Center and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville to break ground on phase one of the multi-phase transportation corridor project, which when completed, will link the River Ridge Commerce Center and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.
State and local partners will provide funding for the completion of the $30.4 million project to complete the heavy-haul road, ensuring that the region and the state are positioned to maximize opportunities for economic growth surrounding the Ohio River Bridges Project. The first step of this multi-phase project will connect the newly constructed Old Salem Road interchange at Interstate 265 with State Road 62 through the River Ridge Commerce Center.
The project will be funded through a partnership of the River Ridge Commerce Center, the Ports of Indiana, Clark County, the City of Jeffersonville, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency along with other supporting partners.
“Indiana is the Crossroads of America and our business-friendly climate continues to attract economic and employment growth across the state,” said Pence. “As a state, Indiana will continue to invest in infrastructure to support this growth and ensure a bright future for Hoosiers. River Ridge Commerce Center already boasts an estimated $1.3 billion of overall economic impact to the state, and will invite further large-scale industrial development and investment that will benefit the Southeast region and the state overall.”