At a press conference today in Henderson, KY, Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced and signed a Memo of Understanding to begin the I-69 bridge project. “Effective today, we will initiate both the study and design of a new bridge for I-69 over the mighty Ohio River,” said Governor Pence at a standing room only press conference.
In a press release sent out by the Indiana Department of Transportation, both Governors shared these thoughts. “As the Crossroads of America, we know that roads mean jobs here in the Hoosier state,” said Governor Pence. “The partnership we are announcing today is a significant step in completing the vision of I-69 that will strengthen our transportation network and support economic investment and opportunity for generations of Hoosiers to come.”
Governor Bevin added, “I-69 is opening up Western Kentucky like never before. Advancing the Ohio River Crossing will continue to build on that momentum. This additional north-south trunk will invite investment and spark further job growth in Kentucky. Our partnership will pay dividends for the entire Commonwealth.”
This is a monumental announcement as this critical infrastructure project now moves closer to becoming a reality. The Request for Proposals for the Environmental Impact Study will be released in the coming months. For more information about the project from the Indiana Department of Transportation, visit www.I69Crossing.indot.in.gov.