Federal officials are reviewing the prices Indiana paid as it acquired land for the I-69 extension and other highway projects across the state.
The probe comes in the wake of an Indianapolis Star investigation into questionable land purchases on the I-69 project in Southern Indiana.
The Federal Highway Administration review will focus on "right-of-way practices with regard to administrative settlements," the same practices questioned in the Star investigation.
Among other problems revealed by The Star, the state offered $7 million for 32 properties its appraisers valued at $3.34 million. In some instances, the settlement documents offered little or no justification for the inflated payments.
The probe at Indiana Department of Transportation's Indianapolis office wrapped up last week. "We are still analyzing the findings and have no report yet," the Federal Highway Administration said in a statement.
INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield and the agency's real estate director Scott Adams didn't respond Friday to messages. The office of Gov. Mike Pence also did not respond to an email sent Friday afternoon . . .