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Meeting of INDOT and MPO to Discuss I-69

The public is encouraged to come and speak at the meeting to help influence the discussion.

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I-69 had been omitted from Monroe County planning documents.

A Monroe County planning organization is meeting Friday to discuss an amendment that would put details of the I-69 development and construction funding back on the table for the Monroe County area.

City of Bloomington Planning Director Tom Micuda said part of the I-69 project came to a standstill when the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization or MPO rejected a measure to move the discussions about the project forward.

“Earlier this year there was a proposal to carry that forward to the annual update of the Transportation Improvement Program,” he said. “And the MPO actually turned that one down because there were still a lot of unanswered questions regarding financing and in particular some environmental issues that were raised.”

President and CEO of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Christy Gillenwater said the public is encouraged to come and speak at the meeting.

“The most important thing is truly being at the table working with INDOT, the Indiana Department of Transportation, in making sure that our local needs are met as I-69 is built through our community,” she said.

The meeting will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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