Marion County Committee Urges Opposition To I-69

Opponents cite division of Perry Township, emergency-service complications.

An Indianapolis-Marion City-County Council Committee is voicing opposition to the proposed route for the proposed I-69 highway extension.

The Rules and Public Policy Committee has recommended that the full council adopt a resolution opposing the extension of I-69 through Perry Township in southwest Marion County. The route would turn State Road 37 in Marion County into a limited access eight-lane highway.

Opponents say it would divide Perry Township in two and complicate emergency services, and create new traffic problems on ancillary roads. Resolution co-sponsor Phil Borst say the current route makes no sense to him.

Governor Mitch Daniels has said that the extension of I-69 between Evansville and Indianapolis is a priority for his administration. During his campaign, he said he would be willing to revisit the choice of a route.

Adam Schweigert

is the Online Director for Indiana Public Media (WFIU/WTIU) and has been with WFIU Public Radio since the fall of 2003, previously serving as Director of Multimedia Initiatives, Music Director and Arts Bureau Chief. Adam has been involved in the creation and production of Kinsey Confidential, Earth Eats, Artworks, Muslim Voices, and A Moment of Science (video). He was born in Akron, Ohio, received degrees in music composition, music theory and oboe performance from Ohio State University and attended Indiana University for music composition and computer music. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his dog Sydney.

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