I-69 extension meetings set in Indianapolis, Morgan County

Indiana highway officials are set to present new details about five preliminary routes for the final section of the Interstate 69 extension south of Indianapolis during public meetings this week.

The Indiana Department of Transportation said the meetings will collect additional public comments to help the agency cut the five options for Section 6 from Martinsville to Indianapolis down to a smaller number of routes.

The first meeting is scheduled for Monday at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. The second meeting is set for Wednesday at Mooresville High School and the third meeting for Thursday at Martinsville High School.

INDOT said doors will open for all of the meetings at 6 p.m. with an open house, followed by a formal presentation and public comment session at 7 p.m.

Earlier this year, state highway officials identified 14 possible routes for the extension that would either cut across Indianapolis' south side or adjacent suburban counties. That list was cut to five possibilities in June.

The five routes include Indiana 37. Federal and state officials identified that state highway in 2004 as the best possible route to complete the roughly 142-mile I-69 extension between Evansville and Indianapolis.

More information on the I-69 project can be found here.

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