Interstates/Highways

Interstate 69 extension under budget, set to open

November 2, 2012
The 67-mile stretch of Interstate 69 connects communities from just northeast of Evansville at Interstate 64 to the U.S. 231 interchange near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center.
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State to beef up busy south-side interchange

October 15, 2012
 IBJ Staff
State highway officials are accepting public comments through Monday on the most recent design tweaks for a $45 million reconstruction of the busy interchange at interstates 65 and 465 south of Indianapolis.
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Paving signals progress as I-69 creeps north

September 25, 2012
Associated Press
Paving on both northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 69 from Evansville to the U.S. 231 interchange in southern Greene County is nearly completed.
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State decides not to open Kokomo bypass early

September 24, 2012
Associated Press
State highway officials had considered opening a four-mile stretch of a U.S. 31 bypass around Kokomo this fall, but now they say motorists won't be able to drive on the road until next year.
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Group seeks to halt spending on Ohio River bridges

September 21, 2012
Associated Press
A group that opposes two new planned Ohio River bridges is asking a judge to force Indiana and Kentucky to halt spending on the $2.6 billion project.
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Gregg seeks $500M for transportation investment

September 20, 2012
Associated Press
Gubernatorial candidates are outlining their plans to enlist more corporate help for transportation needs as Indiana faces a new drop in road funds.
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Old concrete plant to be razed for road, nature areaRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Project will serve new Interstate 65 exit, serve as gateway to Greenwood.
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Ex-concrete plant to be razed for Greenwood nature area

August 31, 2012
Associated Press
A former concrete plant in Greenwood faces the wrecking ball to make room for a wider road. The city plans to raze the former Prairie Materials concrete plant so it can turn Worthsville Road into a major boulevard that can handle traffic from a planned Interstate 65 exit.
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Work begins on $2.6B Ohio River bridges project

August 30, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana and Kentucky officials applauded the ceremonial start Thursday of an early phase of a project to build two new Ohio River bridges, signaling that decades of talk soon will become one of the nation's largest active public works endeavors.
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U.S. 31 project leaves many living in uncertainty

August 13, 2012
Associated Press
The new U.S. 31 highway project is designed to make travel faster and safer between South Bend and Indianapolis, but many aren't happy with the property-acquisition process.
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INDOT: I-69's first 65 miles may open in November

August 9, 2012
Associated Press
The first 65 miles of Indiana's Interstate 69 extension from Evansville to Indianapolis are expected to open to traffic in November once contractors finish up the project's first leg, state highway officials said.
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Environmental groups lose in bid to stop I-69

July 25, 2012
Associated Press
A federal judge has ruled against opponents of the $3 billion Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville who claimed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated federal law.
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State scrubs contractor-financing plan for U.S. 31Restricted Content

June 30, 2012
Chris O'Malley
INDOT still plans to complete project three years sooner with traditional financing.
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Conexus: State growth will slow without more infrastructure investmentsRestricted Content

June 2, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Nearly all of the $3.8 billion the state received from leasing its toll road is spent or committed, and Conexus Indiana says roads and bridges are crumbling again. How does the group, which focuses on manufacturing and logistics, recommend paying for infrastructure improvements? In effect, by raising taxes.
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Some still not sold on I-69 plans in southern Indiana

April 25, 2012
Associated Press
The complaints were quieter but still firm during the latest public hearing about plans for the Interstate 69 extension through southern Indiana.
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Hamilton County I-69 widening will reduce lanes

April 23, 2012
Associated Press
A project to widen Interstate 69 at the 116th Street/Indiana 37 interchange in Fishers will restrict traffic to two lanes in both directions beginning in June.
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Southern Indiana officials celebrate I-69 extension work

April 18, 2012
Associated Press
Several government and business leaders participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the 27-mile stretch of I-69 from near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center to Indiana 37 south of Bloomington.
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Officials look to control growth on upgraded U.S. 31

April 11, 2012
Associated Press
Traffic authorities are looking to control development that might follow the project upgrading parts of U.S. 31 between Indianapolis and South Bend.
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Trial bus route connects central Indiana cities

April 10, 2012
Associated Press
Miller Trailways and the City of Anderson Transit System have a 30-day trial contract that allows Miller buses to use the downtown CATS terminal as a stop along its routes between Muncie and Indianapolis. The buses also stop in Pendleton and Fortville.
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Drive to boost highway funding is run off roadRestricted Content

March 17, 2012
Indiana would have received nearly $300 million in additional funding if the proposal by Sen. Dan Coats had been successful.
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County commissioner pushes to invalidate I-69 vote

March 13, 2012
Associated Press
A Monroe County commissioner is pushing to invalidate a Bloomington planning panel's vote that added a contentious section of the Indianapolis-to-Evansville Interstate 69 extension to the group's local highway plan.
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FEIGENBAUM: Costly transportation projects may spawn taxpayer road rageRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
Ed Feigenbaum
Even many lawmakers expected the Major Moves transportation fund would obviate the need to find large amounts of state dollars for critical projects.
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Bloomington officials narrowly OK I-69 extension

March 9, 2012
Associated Press
A Bloomington planning panel voted narrowly Friday to back off its opposition to a section of the Interstate 69 extension from Indianapolis to Evansville that would pass through Monroe County.
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Anderson eyes improvements to I-69 corridors

March 7, 2012
Associated Press
Improvements to two major corridors from Interstate 69 to downtown Anderson, reconfigurations of complicated interchanges, and changing one-way streets to two-way streets are among Mayor Kevin Smith's goals.
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Ohio River bridge plan calls for tolls on 3 spans

March 5, 2012
Associated Press
The governors of Indiana and Kentucky on Monday agreed to use tolls to pay for two new Ohio River bridges and a revamped Interstate 65 bridge over the river, all in the Louisville metropolitan area.
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