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Evansville Mayor Skeptical About I-69 Construction

Weinzapfel questions Gov. Daniels' commitment, speculates on gas tax hike.

The mayor of Evansville says he questions Governor Mitch Daniels’ commitment to construction of the I-69 highway extension linking his city with Indianapolis.

Mayor Jonathon Weinzapfel says the governor and Indiana Department of Transportation officials are probably commenting on I-69
now for one of two reasons. The first, he says, could be to build a foundation for an increase in the gas tax. Weinzapfel says he fears a request for public comments could be used to kill the project if not enough support for I-69 is generated.

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