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INDOT To Hear Public Input In Martinsville On I-69 Section 6 Design

A poster shows options for wall barriers, fencing, and ornamental lighting for I-69 Section 6 at a public meeting in June (Lindsey Wright, WFIU/WTIU News)

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public meeting in Martinsville Monday to get feedback on design additions and adjustments to I-69 Section 6.

The section of interstate will run from Martinsville to Indianapolis and will cost up to $1.5 billion

Over the summer, Martinsville leaders sought public input on design elements like wall barriers, fencing and ornamental lighting. INDOT officials will present an adjusted design plan at Monday's meeting. 

"Some of the Martinsville items we'll discuss are significant additions, some are minor tweaks and some have to do with timing," said I-69 Section 6 Project Manager Jim Earl in a statement. 

INDOT will publish the revised plan online after the meeting. Public comment will be accepted online through Sept. 28. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) recently announced the state will invest $600 million to speed up construction on the project. The section is expected to be complete by 2024, shaving three years off of the initial timeline. 

Meeting Details

Monday, Sept. 17

Auditorium at Martinsville High School (1360 E. Gray Street)

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. INDOT officials will be available before and after the presentation. 

How to Comment

Comments can be submitted during the meeting, or online using the Section 6 comment form, or emailed to section6pm@indot.in.gov

Comments will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 28.

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