Environmental study underway for Mid-States Corridor Project


SOUTHWEST INDIANA (WEHT) – Work is underway to create a new future path for drivers through southwest Indiana. The Mid-States Corridor Project is looking at options for a new highway.

It would start at the William H. Natcher Bridge near Rockport, continue through Huntingburg and Jasper, and connect to Interstate 69.

The project team will be conducting an environmental study the next few months. It will be looking at a number of options for the corridor determining benefits, impacts and costs.

“What you’re talking about is an improved connection,” said Mid-States Corridor Spokesperson Mindy Peterson. “And when you talk about improved connections and easier ways to get from point a to point b, you’re generally talking about increased opportunities. So, that is why this is something that’s been discussed for so long.”

The project team will be holding meetings next month to receive feedback from the public. The first one is Monday, August 5, in Washington High School’s auditorium. The next one is Tuesday, August 6, in the cafeteria at Springs Valley High School in French Lick. The last meeting with be Thursday, August 8, in Jasper High School’s auditorium. All public meetings are scheduled 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET.

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(This story was originally published on July 10, 2019)

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