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Court Order Prohibits I-69 Opponents From Entering Property

A court order prohibits the Tokarskis from entering land that is being transferred to the state for I-69 construction.

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Photo: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU News

Construction equipment lines the I-69 route in Greene County.

A Monroe County judge has signed a court order prohibiting two long-time opponents of I-69 from entering property the state is in the process of acquiring for the interstate.

The court order says Thomas and Sandra Tokarski and anyone accompanying them cannot be on the property.

In a court hearing in April, lawyers for the Indiana Department of Transportation argued the area of land in question is dangerous because of the heavy machinery operating. They say that could cause liability issues for the state and imminent danger to any visitors on the property.

The Tokarskis say they need to be allowed on the land to document practices that are harming the environment.

An earlier Greene County suit ordered another couple, Bill and Jan Boyd from entering the property they are transferring to the state for I-69 construction.

Court Order Prohibiting Residents from Entering I-69 Construction Area

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