Frye reacts to planned SR 101 extension

67th District State Representative Randy Frye.

Indianapolis, IN —   State Representative Randy Frye (R-67/Greensburg) is reacting to the State of Indiana’s $200 million investment to extend State Road 101. The plan announced Friday by Governor Eric Halcomb during an event in Evansville includes a direct connection for communities in Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland counties to both I-71 and I-74 and a new cross-river route for freight traffic through the area.

“Southeast Indiana is poised for economic growth and development, and this historic investment in our local roadways will propel our communities forward,” said Frye. “We are capitalizing on our proximity to the Ohio River and connecting our communities, and I look forward to these transformational improvements as we hit the accelerator on job and business growth in our corner of the state.

Frye has championed the 25-mile extension since 2010 and says he never dreamed $200 million would be pumped into the project. He told WRBI News that the state has the money in hand for the project. “This is cash upfront. There’s no bond, there’s no money borrowed, there’s no tax increases in it,” said Frye.

He was at the Governor’s announcement in Evansville Friday afternoon.