Editorial: Regional approach may help I-69 interchange

Daily Journal

The completion of Interstate 69 between Bloomington and Indianapolis is several years away. But now is the time to think seriously about long-term development at the interchanges along the route.

That’s exactly what Bargersville is doing with respect to the intersection of State Road 37 and State Road 144. And just as importantly, town officials are taking a regional approach to planning by engaging their counterparts in Morgan County to create an integrated vision for what is likely to become one of the most important points — and possibly the key interchange — on the route between Interstate 465 and Martinsville.

Without a coordinated approach to planning, the result will be a hodgepodge of truck stops, fast-food restaurants and motels.

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