What route should Interstate 69 take?

In the next few weeks, state officials will release more details about the future route of Interstate 69, including where interchanges and access roads could be built.

The state still is considering five routes for the interstate, including the current path of State Road 37 from Martinsville to Indianapolis, which would bring I-69 through the northwest corner of Johnson County. The other four routes branch off State Road 37 north of Martinsville and either head north to Interstate 465 or head northwest to Interstate 70 near Plainfield.

At meetings in the next few weeks, the state is looking for feedback from the public on those routes and the location of interchanges and access roads. That information will help reduce the total number of routes, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m., with an open house, followed by a presentation and public comment session at 7 p.m. The meetings will be on:

Monday at Perry Meridian High School, 401 W. Meridian School Road, Indianapolis.

Wednesday at Mooresville High School, 11 N. Carlisle St., Mooresville.

Dec. 3 at Martinsville High School, 1360 E. Gray St., Martinsville.

Public comments also can be sent by Dec. 17 with a Web form at in.gov/indot/projects/i69/2463.htm, by contacting I-69 Section 6 at section6pm@indot.in.gov or 881-6408, or visiting the project office at 7847 Waverly Road, Martinsville, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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