Governor Holcomb decides not to add tolls on Indiana roads

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday that he has no plans to move forward with adding tolls on Indiana roads.

Holcomb’s administration was required to study tolling under the road-funding plan the Indiana legislature passed in 2017. The idea was widely unpopular among Hoosiers, with only one in five approving of interstate tolling, according to the 2018 Old National Bank Ball State University Hoosier Survey.

Holcomb decided now is not the appropriate time to more forward with additional tolls.

Earlier this year, Holcomb did impose an infrastructure plan funded by an increase in toll rates for heavy vehicles on the Indiana Toll Road in the northern part of the state. The result: an additional $1 billion for road construction and maintenance statewide over the next few years.