FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are the most commonly asked questions about the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project. To see additional questions by subject area, click on the hyperlinks at the end of the questions. Click here to download a document of all FAQs.

What is the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project?

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) are committed to providing a critical link between the two states’ I-69 corridors and constructing an improved Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) between Evansville and Henderson. The states have reinitiated a study of the corridor to complete a required federal environmental review. See more questions about the project.

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What corridors are being considered for a new I-69 Ohio River
            Crossing?

Five broad corridors were presented at the April 2017 open houses, including West Corridor 1, West Corridor 2, Central Corridor 1, Central Corridor 2 and an East Corridor. The corridors were assessed based on data collected and feedback gathered from the public, agencies and stakeholders. The Project Team identified the location of homes, businesses and historic structures, and studied potential environmental impacts, expected costs and other factors. After completing the Screening Report, West Corridor 1, West Corridor 2 and Central Corridor 1 were identified as the corridors with the greatest potential to meet the project’s proposed purpose and need. A No Build Alternative was also carried forward for comparison.

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 What information will be gathered
          and evaluated during the project?

The Project Team is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). It’s a document required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The process will determine the preferred route, bridge location and funding solutions needed to move the I‐69 Ohio River Crossing Project to the next phase of development.

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How much is project
construction expected to cost?

The estimated project cost will be included in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. See more questions about project costs and funding.

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Will the U.S. 41 bridges remain in service?

It’s too soon to say. Developing a long-term solution for the aging bridges means evaluating several scenarios: the removal of one bridge from service, the removal of both bridges from service, possibly removing truck traffic from the existing bridges and possibly tolling the bridges to balance traffic usage. Several factors will be considered, such as traffic demands and annual maintenance costs. See more questions about the U.S. 41 bridges.

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Evansville, IN 47715
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Henderson, KY 42420
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