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I-69 Ohio River Crossing Open House Held in Evansville

I-69 Ohio River Crossing Open House Held in Evansville

Bill Stephens

April 21st, 2017


Additional open houses planned for this summer

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (April 21, 2017) – A second open house for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) was held Thursday evening in Evansville. Members of the community were invited to attend the open house at Cedar Hall Community School. An open house was held Tuesday at the Preston Fine Arts Center at Henderson Community College.

Both events included a presentation to provide an overview of the project, a discussion of broad alternatives identified to date and a timeline for the I-69 ORX Project.

The five broad alternatives identified include two west corridor routes at and near US 41, two central corridor options and an east corridor path. Broad alternatives will be assessed based on meeting the purpose and need of the project; potential impacts to homes, businesses and natural resources; cost; traffic data and other factors.

A short list of alternatives is expected this summer, when a second round of open houses will be held.

A preferred alternative will be identified and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement is expected in summer/fall 2018. Public hearings will follow. A Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (ROD) are expected in late 2019. The ROD allows the states, with the help of available federal funds, to move forward with design, land purchases and construction.

Project Offices Open

As work begins on the I-69 ORX Project, project information centers are open on each side of the river. A project representative is available during office hours, and a variety of handouts and information are available. Identical materials, including handouts and displays from the open houses, are located at each office.

Evansville Project Office Henderson Project Office

320 Eagle Crest Dr., Ste. C 1970 Barrett Ct., Ste. 100

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Wednesday and Friday

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Members of the community can reach either project office by calling 888-515-9756. There are a number of other ways to follow project progress, ask questions and offer feedback.

Find project information online at www.I69ohiorivercrossing.com.
Sign up for project e-newsletters on the website.
Receive project text alerts by texting ORX to 33222.
Email questions and comments to info@I69ohiorivercrossing.com.

Information and updates are also provided on social media, Facebook (I-69 Ohio River Crossing) and Twitter (@I69ORX).


Indiana and Kentucky are committed to improving the I-69 corridor by creating an I-69 Ohio River Crossing between Evansville and Henderson. The states have reinitiated a study of the I-69 corridor, required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The study is expected to take 2-3 years, and will identify the route, bridge location and financing solutions for a new I-69 Ohio River Crossing. Find more information at www.I69ohiorivercrossing.com.

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