Open houses to discuss I-69 changes scheduled

The state is hosting two open houses to discuss plans to get the land needed for the future Interstate 69.

The events are in response to questions from the public about the process since State Road 37, which runs through Johnson County, was announced as the route of the interstate, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Transportation.

At the meetings, officials will discuss the process of buying and relocating property. The state will not be buying land, and will not have specific information on which properties will be affected, the release said.

The meetings will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Perry Meridian High School, 401 W. Meridian School Road, Indianapolis, and Tuesday at Martinsville High School, 1360 E. Gray St., Martinsville.

The state will not be giving a formal presentation. Staff will be able to talk with property owners one-on-one and in small groups.

State officials continue to do studies on the route for I-69, and plan to have a draft environmental document with more information about impacts to specific properties in early 2017, the release said.

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