If you are new to Indiana, there are mysteries you need to understand. One of those is called Interstate 69, the highway being built between Indianapolis, Bloomington, Crane and Evansville.
Interstate 69 now runs from Michigan via Fort Wayne, skirting Marion, Muncie and Anderson, to the northeast corner of Indianapolis. The current construction extends the road to the southwestern part of the state.
There is the first mystery. Why do people, particularly those from the Terre Haute region, refer to this project as the Indianapolis to Evansville road?
The purpose of the road is to increase connectivity between the state’s largest city, key resources at Bloomington, Crane and Evansville. Traffic directly from Evansville to Indianapolis is incidental to this larger scope. Opening a major section of the state to contemporary transportation is the chief idea.