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Old 10-06-2009, 05:48 PM
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Oh my goodness. That I-69 corridor has been on the burner for so long. The federal mandate for construction was issued but no direct funding was granted. As a result, it has to compete with other projects for funding and because it cuts through so many counties, countless public hearings have to be held and objections noted. I would imagine there are going to be more than a few people who are going to fight it as well. It may be built in my lifetime, but as slowly as those wheels turn, I doubt it. More info here: http://www.indianaeconomicdigest.net...rticleID=50037
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:09 PM
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wow, I knew they had already started paving in some areas near Evansville, but didn't realize there wasn't a plan for funding the northern 2/3 of the project. I would have thought the first priority would have been the section from Indy down to Bloomington. That section seems like it will utilize the most existing roads and have the least environmental aspect. Also, it seems like that section would be serving the largest population. What good is it going to do to complete the section from Evansville to Crane and then have the road dead end into the woods while we try to get the rest of the land rights? I mean, who would really be using that section without a connection up to Indy?
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:13 AM
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Truthfully, nothing INDOT does makes much sense to me. I agree, it would seem to make more sense to do the sections where the traffic flow would benefit the most, but it appears it's going to be a piecemeal project.
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