TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — State officials along with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb have revealed renderings of the planned Clear Creek Welcome Center on Interstate 70 near Terre Haute.

The reveal was part of an event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the Governor also unveiled new signage planned to be used near state lines welcoming people to the state.

INDOT will install 19 interstate signs reading “More to Discover IN Indiana” by May 26, before the influx of visitors attending the Indy 500 – the world’s single-largest sporting event. By the end of June, INDOT will install 57 more entry signs along non-interstate routes

Governor’s news release

INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith spoke about updates to welcome centers across the state, with a focus on the Clear Creek Welcome Center near Terre Haute. The facility will undergo $32 million in renovations in whats being called a “complete reimagination.”

(Rendering of planned welcome center courtesy INDOT)

Renovations include a new main building that pays tribute to IMS and auto-racing, new bathrooms, a children’s play area, a dog park, a walking path, and additional semi parking.

“Clear Creek Welcome Center is one of the first stops for many visitors to Indiana,” said INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith said. “Our hope is that they feel welcomed and excited about their visit from the moment they arrive. The upgraded facility will create a more modern and inviting space with new amenities that showcase Indiana’s hospitality and charm.”

(Rendering of planned welcome center courtesy INDOT)

Construction on the center is set to begin this summer with the facility expected to open in 2025.