Indiana county alters ordinance that sparked suit


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Monroe County officials hoping to end a state agency’s lawsuit have altered a county ordinance that limits noise from construction of the Interstate 69 extension.

The county’s commissioners approved three amendments Friday to the ordinance to exempt federal and state agencies and safety signals, and clarify the criteria for being eligible for a waiver.

The Indiana Department of Transportation sued the county after commissioners revised the ordinance in June to limit I-69 construction noise between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

A Marion County judge later issued a temporary injunction blocking the ordinance.

County attorney Dave Schilling tells The Herald-Times the county hopes to file a joint motion with INDOT to dismiss the case.

INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield says the agency hopes “to resolve the lawsuit in a timely manner.”


Information from: The Herald Times,


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