First meeting on Mid State Corridor Project is tonight at WHS

A proposed road project that would connect to Interstate 69 is set for three public meetings.

 This week’s meetings will give the public an overview of the Mid-States Corridor Project and explain the road’s purpose.

 The corridor would start at the William H. Natcher Bridge crossing of the Ohio River near Rockport and run generally through the Huntingburg and Jasper area before extending north to connect to I-69.

 The first meeting is this evening in Washington.  The proposed road would definitely run through Spencer and Dubois Counties.  Washington Mayor Joe Wellman tells us why it’s important for local residents to get to the public meeting at 5:30 at Washington High School…

 It will be an open house format, come and go as you please, there is an informal presentation at 6 to explain the project and process.    Enter Gate 4 at Washington High School.

 The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority recently began work on an environmental impact statement that’s required for construction projects that will include federal funding.