TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Members of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce heard from Indiana state legislators Wednesday during a legislative hobnob at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.
The location was chosen so that legislators could see updated progress on the nearby convention center construction. Topics discussed by chamber members and legislators included broadband connections and the potential widening of I-70 from state line to state line.
State Sen. Jon Ford said this widening is apart of the Indiana Department of Transportation’s long-term plans.
“I think obviously financial costs is something we have to think about,” Ford said. “It’s about $15 million a mile to widen interstates. We obviously want to advocate for Terre Haute to be in the queue sooner than others.”
Ford added that members and legislators also discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns over public safety regulations.