Plans for a bridge connecting Interstate 69 from Indiana to Kentucky are in the works.
The bridge, although it’s likely still many years from completion, is a joint project between the two states.
Executive Director of Hoosier Voices for I-69 Morgan Hutton says the new bridge will probably be funded through a public-private partnership, and become a toll-bridge.
“In this reality with gas tax revenues declining, which is the typical transportation funding mechanism, both sides of the river, in both Kentucky and Indiana, there is an acceptance that a toll may be needed to get that bridge completed,” she says.
Hutton says Kentucky is currently in the process of revamping portions of the Bluegrass parkway that will be part of I-69. She says parts have already been converted into Interstate 69, in the northwest portion of the state.
The portion of I-69 between Evansville and the Crane Naval facility is expected to be completed by the end of this year.