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INDOT, Purdue University partnering to build first-of-its-kind electric charging highway segment in the U.S.

Construction to begin in early April


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation is partnering with Purdue University and Cummins Inc. to build the United States' first-of-its-kind segment of roadway that can charge both heavy duty and passenger electric vehicles as they travel at highway speeds.

Following multiple years of in-depth research and testing, a pilot segment will be constructed on U.S. 231/U.S. 52 between Cumberland Avenue and Lindberg Road in West Lafayette, near INDOT's West Lafayette Subdistrict office. The construction contract was awarded to White Construction.

Installation of the dynamic wireless power transfer test site will begin on or after Monday, April 1. At that time, crews will close the right lane headed westbound on U.S. 231/U.S. 52 to begin pavement removal.

Construction is expected to continue through the fall, weather permitting. Additional work is expected to last until May of 2025.

INDOT encourages all drivers to slow down, buckle up and put their phones down while traveling in the area for the safety of other motorists and road workers.

For more information and a timeline on the dynamic wireless power transfer project, visit INDOT's website.


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