Residents are asked to attend a meeting to give feedback about Interstate 69 and possible alternative routes that should be considered.
The first public meeting will be May 18 at Center Grove Middle School North, 202 N. Morgantown Road, Greenwood. A second meeting will occur May 19 at Martinsville High School.
The open house-style session begins at 5:30 p.m. Residents can review information about the I-69 project and speak with state officials and consultants working on the project. A formal presentation and public comment session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The public meetings are aimed at gathering feedback about the purpose and need of the interstate and to get information about reasonable alternative routes, according to a news release.
Residents may submit comments ahead of the meeting. Those comments can be submitted using the comment form at in.gov/indot/projects/i69/2463.htm or by contacting I-69 Section 6 team directly at 881-6408 or email@example.com. The public also can visit the I-69 Section project office at 7847 Waverly Road, Martinsville, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The deadline for public comments for this phase of the project is June 2.
The state is in the midst of a two-year study to identify the best route for the final leg of I-69, called Section 6, between Martinsville and Indianapolis.
An initial environmental study conducted about 10 years ago identified State Road 37 as the best route for the new interstate. The highway is being studied as the primary option, but other routes also are being considered.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is expected to pick its preferred route in early 2017.