State leaders in Bloomington for I-69 update

State leaders in Bloomington for I-69 update

BLOOMINGTON, IN (WFIE) - Representatives from across the state are in Bloomington to discuss the status and impact of I-69.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says the section of I-69 from Crane to Bloomington will be open by December 2015.  It will connect Evansville and Bloomington.

Construction on the next section of the interstate, which will connect Bloomington and Martinsville, will start in November.  It should open by the end of 2016.

Funding is in place for construction of I-69 to Martinsville but not to 465 in Indianapolis.

INDOT says they have time with 2 to 3 years of environmental studies and planning ahead of them for that section of the interstate.

When complete, I-69 will connect Evansville to Canada.

Indiana exports $11.8 billion of goods to Canada and imports $7.8 billion.

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