The Indiana Department of Transportation will pay $57.5 million for construction of a four-mile stretch of I-69 southwest of Bloomington.
INDOT is looking at ways for communities along the route to enjoy the interstate before it is opened to traffic.
The area is a major economic artery with Amish buggies and all types of motorized transportation sharing the road, with sometimes disastrous results.
Two options for the interchange between I-69 and SR 37 are now available for the public to view and comment on.
Officials from INDOT broke ground on the section of Interstate 69 that will connect NSA-Crane with Monroe County just south of Bloomington.
A formal presentation will be presented, followed by a question and answer session. INDOT will then take public feedback on the plans.
A judge ruled Thursday that INDOT does have a right to be on the land, even though it is owned by a private citizen.
Indiana's two U.S. Senators voted Wednesday against a federal transportation bill they say would reduce funding to the state.
The MPO will have a regular meeting this Friday to discuss non-I-69 related business.
INDOT says Section four is on schedule, and the remaining contracts will go out for bid in July.