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I-69 Public Comment Period Ending Soon

Isaiah Seibert

Friday is the last day to comment on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) from the I-69 Ohio River Crossing Project Team about the future of travel between Evansville and Henderson. 

The team has already received over 200 comments since mid-December, when it published the DEIS. The document announced the team’s preferred bridge alternative, which calls for removing one U.S. 41 Twin Bridge from service and possibly putting a toll on the other. That’s in addition to a new four-lane toll bridge.

Spokesperson Mindy Peterson says many of the people who’ve commented want both U.S. 41 Twin Bridges to stay open.

"What we can tell those folks today is that the preferred alternatives currently on the table call for retaining one U.S. 41 bridge," she says. "However, that public feedback…is very important.”

The project team will finalize its preferred alternative later this year, but Peterson says keeping both bridges in place would widen a funding gap that already exists.

"We don’t want this project to get to a point where financial feasibility is going to keep it from moving forward," she says. 

Comments can be submitted via mail, in-person, or online.

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