INDOT: Indiana 37 ‘the logical choice’ for I-69 extension

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials say the Indiana 37 corridor was chosen for the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension in part because it will minimize the project’s costs and impacts on residents and the environment.

Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson says routing the I-69 extension from Martinsville to Indianapolis using State Road 37 “is the logical choice.”

The state highway was chosen from among five proposed routes as the preferred route for the final leg of the Evansville-to-Indianapolis I-69 extension.

Although Tuesday’s decision establishes the Indiana 37 corridor for that segment, the exact route still must be designed.

A state report said nearly 280 residences and 96 businesses between Martinsville and Indianapolis would need to be relocated if Indiana 37 was chosen.

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