INDOT scheduled to reduce possible number of I-69 routes

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP): Indiana state highway officials are scheduled to discuss potential routes being considered for the final leg of the Interstate 69 between Martinsville and Indianapolis.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon in Martinsville to discuss the reduced number of routes being considered.

Five proposed routes had been under consideration and some landowners were concerned they would lose portions of their properties. A state report said nearly 280 residences and 96 businesses between Martinsville and Indianapolis would need to be relocated if a route following Indiana 37 is chosen.

State highway Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson is scheduled to attend along with economic development executives and local mayors.

A final recommendation isn’t expected until 2017.

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