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INDOT Renumbering I-69 Exits Statewide

Motorists' GPS units might need time to catch up with the changes underway.

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Photo: Chris Lawrence (Flickr)

The extension of I-69 from Evansville to Crane, scheduled to wrap this year, prompts the numbering change.

If you have GPS, it may need some time to adjust to new exit numbers on I-69. The Indiana Department of Transportation is renumbering the exits to reflect its extension to Evansville. The current endpoint of the highway at I-465 had been Exit 0. It now has two numbers, zero and 200. All the other numbers north to the Michigan line will increase by 200 as well.

Highway crews have been installing new exit signs for a few weeks now. INDOT spokesperson Nathan Riggs says for awhile, both the old and new numbers will be in place.

“We’re leaving the old placards on the exit sign and on the advance warning signs for the exits, so we’ll leave up the old exit numbers on the signs for at least three years, and up to five years,” Riggs says.

The signs with the old numbers will be scrapped as they wear out.

Riggs says INDOT has been in touch with various GPS manufacturers about the new numbers. He says some of the companies will automatically update their programming, but others require users to do the updating.

The first 65-mile stretch of the I-69 extension, running from Evansville to Crane, is scheduled to open this year.

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    Hi Bob! It’s true, sometimes we supplement our own photography with images from other sources. This is frequently the case for wire stories (such as this one) which don’t provide on-location photo opportunities.

    In those cases, sometimes we have to make do what’s out there in terms of images that are licensed in a way allowing us to use them, and ensuring the story gets published in a timely manner.

    That said, yes we ought to have some better photos of I-69, since it’s such a frequently-covered topic. The next time we do an on-location story about the highway, we’ll keep this in mind!

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