INDOT Giving Public First Look At Next Phase Of I-69

A formal presentation will be presented, followed by a question and answer session. INDOT will then take public feedback on the plans.

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Construction of section 5 of I-69 will not begin until final Environmental Impact Statements have been completed.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says it will release initial plans for the phase of Interstate 69 construction that will connect Bloomington to Martinsville in less than two weeks.

INDOT is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30 pm at which officials will unveil initial plans, including aerial images, of Section 5 of I-69 construction.

The route of Section 5 will generally follow the current route of State Road 37 from Bloomington to Martinsville. Work on Section 4, which will connect Bloomington with Crane NSA, has already begun.

The meeting will also include a formal presentation at 6:30, followed by a question and answer session. INDOT will then take public feedback on the plans.

INDOT Deputy Commissioner of Major Programs Samuel Sarvis, says public input will be taken to iron out some of the finer details of section 5.

“We have some important decisions to make in the coming months,” Sarvis says. “Public comment and input from local officials will be used to shape those decisions.”

Media Relations Director for I-69, Cher Elliot says INDOT will look at who will be affected by the new limited access highway.

“We need to identify impacts to existing crossroads as well as business along the corridor,” she says. “Then there will be things to determine as far as access on and off the roadway as well.”

Local governing bodies, including Monroe County, the City of Bloomington and various townships, have entered into “Participating Agency” agreements with INDOT. These governing bodies will also have input on what the final details  of Section 5 will look like.

The public meeting will take place in the auditorium of the Monroe County Fairgrounds. INDOT officials will be on site until 8:30 pm to answer questions and take public comment.

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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