City and county leaders in Daviess and Dubois County approve a $200,000 road study for the proposed I-67 highway.
The Development Corporation board of director's meeting agreed to split the cost. The City of Owensboro and Daviess County Fiscal Court will pitch in $25,000 for the study.
Mayor Ron Payne says leaders plan to reach out to officials in surrounding cities as well like Bowling Green.
If built, I-67 would be a continuous four-lane interstate running from Washington, Indiana, through Owensboro, continuing to Bowling Green by connecting with I-65.
City and county leaders say this economic impact has many opportunities for a variety of business.
"In terms of folks coming down I-67 off of I-69 to hit the Natcher, they can stop here in Owensboro, gas cars up to spend the night, and make this a destination in route to somewhere else," says Owensboro City Manager Bill Parrish.
The next meeting will be held in April to determine further progress on the project.
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