As work continues on the final design and planning for the new I-69, many new residents to Bloomington may not be familiar with this project.
To the right is the map of the proposed route through Bloomington/Monroe County. The complete project will connect Evansville, in the south west corner of Indiana, with Indianapolis. It is designed to increase commerce in southern Indiana.
How will it affect Bloomington? First of all it should decrease our travel time to Indianapolis by 16 minutes according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. In addition, it will decrease congestion on route 37. (Driving to Indy on Friday afternoon, traffic went at a steady pace of 5 to 10 miles per hour through all of Martinsville.)
Watch for more updates on the b-town Report on the I-69 project. Also, visit http://www.i69indyevn.org/