Editorial: I-69 completion project overcoming final hurdles

The Indiana Department of Transportation says four teams of contractors are competing to build one of the final stretches of Interstate 69 between Evansville and Indianapolis.

As we long have stressed, the roadway is not a matter of getting from the capital city to the Evansville area more quickly. Rather, completion of this stretch of interstate will fuel economic growth along much of its path, in particular allowing a more efficient link between the high-tech Crane area, Bloomington and Indianapolis.

The teams answered Request for Qualifications from the state regarding the construction of I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville. A Request for Proposals is expected from the state this fall. Connect Indiana Partners, Isolux Infrastructure Netherlands, Plenary Roads Indiana and WM I-69 Partners were selected by the state early this month.

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