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This project was made possible by many contributors to the documentary. Individuals from Washington and Bloomington, Indiana; the Indiana Department of Transportation and Governor Mitch Daniels are featured in the documentary, along with several others. Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway was a key resource and was prominently featured in the documentary. To purchase a copy of the book, visit author Matt Dellinger’s website.

 


 

FAQs

When will I-69 be completed?

What are the MPO’s concerns about I-69?

What are the environmental concerns about I-69?

Who are the key supporters of I-69?

Who opposes I-69?

Who is paying for I-69 and how much is it?

Will I-69 include toll roads?

When did I-69 construction begin?

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What are the consequences for not passing I-69?

Local governments and organizations could lose federal and state funding for public transportation programs. INDOT approves plans for public transportation funding, and it has threatened not to approve plans unless they include I-69.

When will I-69 be completed?

The section of I-69 that runs through Evansville is expected to be ready by the end of 2012. I-69 construction has begun in Greene and Daviess Counties. Other sections have been delayed because of disputes. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels say it will be up to the next governor to finish the project.

What are the MPO’s concerns about I-69?

The MPO sent a list of questions to INDOT about the construction of I-69. They are concerned about environmental impacts and lack of federal support for future projects among other issues.

What are the environmental concerns about I-69?

People worry that I-69 will worsen flooding, be detrimental to the natural habitat, increase industrialization that is not needed in the area, and have lasting effects on the area that is largely untouched by major roads and development.

Who are the key supporters of I-69?

A wide range of people both support and oppose I-69. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has pushed strongly for the project and other federal and state lawmakers have also thrown in their support.

Who opposes I-69?

The opponents of I-69 are largely those who are worried about its environmental impact or are directly affected by its construction, although the conflict has also brought in many other people from various backgrounds.

Who is paying for I-69 and how much is it?

Federal and state grants are paying for most of the construction, but local governments will have to take responsibility for additions such as nearby bike trails and pedestrian bridge crossings. The I-69 project received $700 million from the Major Moves transportation plan. Governor  Mitch Daniels says it will be up the next governor to figure out how to fund the interstate once he is out of office. I-69 will then be competing against other transportation projects in the state for funding.

Will I-69 include toll roads?

No. Although Gov. Daniels was pushing for toll roads, a law was passed in May 2011 that banned them on I-69.

When did I-69 construction begin?

I-69 construction began at different times depending on the section of the interstate. Construction began in the first small section in 2008 in Gibson County and in Greene County in Nov. 2010. Construction has not started in the Monroe County area.

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