Meeting Held for I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Details on the future of I-69 through Evansville and Henderson are on display Thursday.

Project leaders showcase five options in three target areas that will cut a path through farmland and link two states across the Ohio River.

The second of two meetings happened Thursday as people were able to catch a glimpse of what's to come.

Last night Eyewitness News's Stuart Hammer talked to people across the Evansville and Henderson metro about the plans that were unveiled earlier this week.

The east corridor would carry I-69 South from Covert Avenue and continue far east of Henderson.

Two central corridors would branch off 60 near Green River Road, and two west corridors would bring the interstate near the U.S. 41 Twin Bridges and hug the Henderson strip.

People are mixed on which one is best, but they all agree something will be better than nothing.

Project leaders will begin a two to three year study of the environment.

They have to figure out how the interstate will fit into nature and be the most cost-effective.

Officials say they should have shorter list of options by this summer.


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