Indiana General Assembly funds road project for Huntington County03/20/2014Indiana General Assembly funds road project for Huntington County Indiana State Senate President David Long and State Representative Dan Leonard of Huntington announced today the approval of $30 million in funding from the state for improvements to the Huntington County Road 900 North/Allen County Lafayette Center Road corridor near Roanoke, Indiana. "The project has been on the drawing board since at least 1981," said Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development. "There are so many people who should be thanked for this exciting opportunity." The County Road connects U.S. 24 with I-69/I-469 in Allen County. Since the completion of the U.S. 24 Fort to Port Project (from Fort Wayne to Toledo, OH) and the U.S. 24 Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor (from Lafayette, IN, to Fort Wayne), the 4-mile County Road has experienced significant increases in traffic. The road carries a significant amount of commuter traffic to and from Huntington County, and nearly all area freight entering and exiting via the Port of Toledo, Ohio. The support from the Indiana General Assembly was made possible, in large part, because of regional collaboration via the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Northeast Indiana Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Indiana Council of Local Economic Development Officials and Northeast Indiana Regional Mayors & Commissioners Caucus.