A lawsuit being filed in federal court argues INDOT and the Federal Highway Administration did not properly disclose environmental impact studies to the public.
Monroe and Morgan County residents came out to INDOT’s presentation at the Monroe County Fairgrounds to see how the interstate’s design could affect them.
The 45/46 bypass construction project, headed by the Indiana Department of Transportation, is being completed on schedule.
Around 300 acres of forests and wetlands were destroyed during I-69 construction but INDOT says it will replenish land on a 3:1 ratio.
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to open the first three sections of Interstate 69 on Nov. 19, as long as construction remains on schedule.
Indiana residents gathered Saturday on I-69 to celebrate the opening of the road with special events such as antique car shows and face painting booths.
The Indiana Department of Transportation will pay $57.5 million for construction of a four-mile stretch of I-69 southwest of Bloomington.
Construction on the historic bridge will continue after more structural steel damage was found.
45/46 Bypass contruction is scheduled to end in mid-November.
The INDOT Commissioner says the state needs more funding for long-term projects, but he did not specify where that funding might be found.