Harsh winter costs Ind. highway agency $57 million

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 5 at 8:41 AM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Department of Transportation says the harsh winter has cost the agency an estimated $57 million.
 
   Agency spokesman Will Wingfield told WIBC-FM on Thursday the estimate would be a record. It's also about 67 percent more than about $34 million the agency spent each of the previous five years.
 
   Wingfield says INDOT has used 437,000 tons of salt, more than 5 million gallons of salt brine and its trucks logged nearly 8.8 million miles. That's equal to about 18 round trips to the moon.
   ------
   Information from: WIBC-AM, http://www.wibc.com/
 

Print
Email
|