NewsLocal News / October 21, 2019

Public Meetings This Week On final Phase Of I-69 Project

Public Meetings This Week On final Phase Of I-69 Project

This photo from November 2016 shows construction along State Road 37 (future Interstate 69) at Arlington Road in Monroe County.

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Construction will begin soon on the final section of the Interstate 69 project that began more than 10 years ago to connect Evansville to Indianapolis. 

Work on this last leg is expected to start in early 2020, says Indiana Department of Transportation spokeswoman Mallory Duncan.

“It’s been a while and they’re very excited to get to this final phase of 69,” she says.

The 26-mile section is expected to cost $1.5 billion and be open by late 2024.

The public is invited to attend meetings this week for an update on the project.

The meetings will be Oct. 21, 22 and 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a presentation scheduled for 6 p.m. The remainder of each meeting will be an open house format featuring several information stations.

  • Monday, Oct. 21 - Martinsville High School (cafeteria), 1360 E. Gray St., Martinsville
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Center Grove High School (auditorium), 2717 South Morgantown Rd., Greenwood
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 - Perry Meridian High School (auditorium), 401 W. Meridian School Rd., Indianapolis
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