NewsPublic Affairs / November 30, 2015

INDOT To Discuss Final Leg Of I-69 At Three Public Meetings

The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold the first of three public open houses to be held this week about the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis Monday night. INDOT, Indianapolis, I-69, Martinsville, Bloomington, Interstate 69, Mooresville, Section 62015-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
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INDOT To Discuss Final Leg Of I-69 At Three Public Meetings

INDOT officials will explain five preliminary route options for Section 6, which will run from Martinsville to Indianapolis.

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INDIANAPOLIS--The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold the first of three public open houses to be held this week about the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis Monday night.

INDOT officials will explain five preliminary route options for Section 6, which will run from Martinsville to Indianapolis. The meeting is aimed at giving the public a closer look at the proposed options than they've had up until this point, says INDOT Public Involvement Specialist Lamar Holliday.

"They will be able to look at these routes in greater detail than they have in the past couple months, the overpasses, underpasses, the access and footprint of the interstate," Holliday says.

Doors will open for the forum at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and public comment session in the Perry Meridian High School auditorium at 7 p.m.

Holliday says local officials and stakeholders have been weighing in over the past couple of months with their own opinions on the shape Section 6 should take.

"They were able to let us know that 'if you put an interchange here' or 'you put an access road here', this is what could be affected," Holliday says. "They also provided comments as far as their perspective on what should be a proposed interchange or access road."

Section 6 is the last leg of the I-69 extension between Evansville and Indianapolis.  Construction on Section 5 between Bloomington and Martinsville is underway and Section 4 from Crane to Bloomington is supposed to open before the end of this year but no firm open date has been set.

The two other meetings hosted by INDOT this week will take place this Wednesday at Mooresville High School and this Thursday at Martinsville High School. Doors for those meetings will also open at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and public comment session at 7 p.m.

"They were able to let us know that 'if you put an interchange here' or 'you put an access road here', this is what could be affected," Holliday says. "They also provided comments as far as their perspective on what should be a proposed interchange or access road." 

Section 6 is the last leg of the I-69 extension between Evansville and Indianapolis.  Construction on Section 5 between Bloomington and Martinsville is underway and Section 4 from Crane to Bloomington is supposed to open before the end of this year but no firm open date has been set.

The two other meetings hosted by INDOT this week will take place this Wednesday at Mooresville High School and this Thursday at Martinsville High School. Doors for those meetings will also open at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and public comment session at 7 p.m. 

 

 

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