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Live Chat: Monroe County MPO Could Vote On I-69

The Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization could make its final decision on I-69 at its meeting Friday.

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Photo: Sara Wittmeyer/WFIU News

A large crowd gathered during the MPO's November meeting. Public comment lasted hours as people spoke in favor and opposition to I-69.

The Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee could vote today on whether to include the construction of I-69 in  its Transportation Improvement Plan or TIP.

If the MPO does not vote in favor of the road, the Indiana Department of Transportation has said it will not sign off on the TIP and the county could then lose federal funding for all MPO projects after 2012.

The MPO has convened to vote on I-69 on three occasions, but each time postponed making a decision.  It seems likely committee members will actually vote today.

The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 in the city council chambers at the Showers Building.

Join Indiana Public Media News for a live chat during the MPO meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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