The Mid-States Corridor Project Team is making it easy for residents to find out more information about the project and share their opinions.
Project handouts and comment forms are available at several public libraries in the area. Residents can pick up a handout, learn more about the project and leave their comments. Project Team members will pick up the completed sheets and consider all comments.
The handout and comment forms are the same ones shared at public meetings earlier this month. Meetings were held in Washington, French Lick and Jasper. More than 430 people attended the meetings and nearly 200 comment forms were completed.
The comment sheets include a map of potential preliminary alternatives and allow residents to mark their preferred path for the Mid-States Corridor or draw a corridor they think the Project Team should consider.
The Mid-States Corridor Project examines the concept of an improved highway connection in southern Indiana. It’s anticipated to begin at SR 66 near the William H. Natcher Bridge crossing the Ohio River at Rockport, continue generally through Huntingburg and Jasper and extend north to connect to Interstate 69.
The project materials are available at 17 area libraries.
More information is available on the project website here.
Materials will be available through Sept. 20.
The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have started a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for major construction projects that
will include federal funding.
The Tier 1 EIS is expected to take just over two years to complete with a Record of Decision (ROD) expected in summer 2021. The ROD is the Federal Highway Administration’s final approval of the preferred corridor.
After a Tier 1 ROD, a more detailed Tier 2 environmental study will determine specific alignments and preferred alternatives within the selected Tier 1 corridor.