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Public Comment Sought For Mid-States Corridor Project

Transportation officials are asking for more public comments on a possible highway improvement between the William H. Natcher Bridge and Interstate 69. 

The Mid-States Corridor will likely begin at State Road 66 near Rockport, continue through Huntingburg and Jasper, and then connect to the interstate.

The Mid-States Corridor Project Team is still studying several possible routes and is seeking public input.

List of libraries where the public can submit comments. (Courtesy of Mid-States Corridor Project)

The project team has left comment forms at more than a dozen libraries in the area, including ones in Spencer, Pike, and Dubois Counties.

Project team spokesperson Mindy Peterson says the form asks a couple questions.

"And on the back, we have a map that we physically want you to mark up and mark your preferred path for the Mid-States Corridor, or if there’s an idea that you don’t see on that map right now, go ahead and mark outside the lines," she says.

Peterson says that almost 200 people filled out the same forms at public hearings earlier this month.

The forms will be available at the libraries until Sept. 20.

You can also submit comments online or in-person at the project team’s office at Vincennes University.

Peterson says public input is a “key part of the study process” as the team chooses a preferred corridor.

The project team will announce that preferred corridor in about two years.