Pence signs law lifting ban on building I-69 through township

Legislation that lifts a ban on building Interstate 69 through Perry Township has become law.

Gov. Mike Pence signed the legislation, which allows the Indiana Department of Transportation to decide the best route for the interstate.

Currently, the state is considering five routes for I-69, including one along State Road 37, which was banned under previous legislation.

The proposal signed by the governor removes that language in the legislation. The bill was proposed by state Rep. John Price, R-Greenwood, who represents parts of Johnson County.

“This is a major win for the Crossroads of America,” Price said in a news release. “This law will enable INDOT to determine the best possible route for the final phase of I-69, connecting Indianapolis to Evansville.”

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.