The I-69 Ohio River Crossing is a key final connection of I-69 between Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky.
I-69 ORX is divided into two sections for construction. I-69 ORX Section 1 focuses on improvements in Henderson and extends from KY 425 to US 60. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is overseeing the Section 1 project.
I-69 ORX Section 2 is a bi-state project between Indiana and Kentucky and includes the new river crossing.
The I-69 Ohio River Crossing Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published September 16, 2021 and the Record of Decision (ROD) was issued.
PURPOSE AND NEED
- Provide cross-river system linkage and connectivity between I-69 in Indiana and I-69 in Kentucky
that is compatible with the National I-69 corridor
- Develop a solution to address long-term cross-river mobility
- Create a cross-river connection that reduces traffic congestion and delay
- Improve safety for cross-river traffic