EPA Proposes Route for I-69 Extension

Bloomington, Indiana – Highway officials say they are analyzing an alternative route for the Interstate 69 extension that would have less impact on southwestern Indiana wetlands.

The route is suggested by the US Environmental Protection Agency and combines portions of one of five proposed direct routes with part of the existing route between Indianapolis and Evansville. State officials sent a letter to EPA Regional Administrator Thomas Skinner in Chicago this week, informing him Indiana was actively examining the Agency's proposal. It would link the northern half of a more direct corridor passing through Bloomington with existing US 41 from Vincennes to Evansville.