Indiana Governor Explains I-69 Delay

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb stopped by the Old National Events Plaza for a luncheon held by the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce Monday.

Holcomb sat on stage with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and fielded questions about economic development in the state and in Evansville.

Improving infrastructure and attracting more workers to the state were topics the governor hit on.

When asked about the completion date delay of the I-69 section five project to August 2018, Gov. Holcomb revealed the state is in talks to take over management of the project from bond holders -

"We're going to finish the project. So, I don't waste a lot of time looking in the rear-view mirror, or thinking about what's the hardest part of anything at this job. I focus on getting the job done, and we're going to get this job done, and folks are gonna be able to drive from Evansville to Indianapolis light free and on a true freeway."

Holcomb says the project is the top priority with his administration.

To show appreciation, Mayor Winnecke and the chamber gave Gov. Holcomb, an avid basketball fan, an 'E is for Everyone' branded basketball.

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