I-69 Headed For Another Vote In Monroe County

The Bloomington-Monroe County planning organization will again vote in a couple of weeks on whether to include I-69 in its Transportation Improvement Plan.

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Bloomington City Councilman Andy Ruff speaks to Monroe County Democratic Women during a luncheon Tuesday.

I-69 is headed for another vote in Monroe County.

The Bloomington-Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will vote in a couple of weeks on whether to include I-69 in its Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). It decided in May not to include the new interstate in its county-wide plan.

The MPO will now revisit the issue at its September 9 meeting.

Bloomington City councilman Andy Ruff sits on the MPO and says it is still unclear what the ramifications for the state and county will be if the MPO again refuses to include I-69 in its plans.

“I don’t know if anybody really at this point, knows definitively what can and cannot happen, until some further rulings are made,” he said.

The September 9 meeting is at 1:30 p.m. in Bloomington City Hall.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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