The states have reinitiated a study of the corridor under the National Environmental Policy Act, which will help determine the route, structure(s) and financing solutions to move the project from conversation to construction.
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.
How will the project benefit drivers in the area?
Connecting the two states’ segments of I-69 and improving the Ohio River Crossing will improve safety and mobility. A modern crossing built to federal interstate standards is needed to handle current and future traffic volumes.
Will Kentucky and Indiana have equal influence over decisions?
This is a bi-state project, and both Kentucky and Indiana will partner closely with FHWA throughout the decision-making process.
When can the public review and comment on the study?
INDOT and KYTC are committed to updating the public about the study process often. Updates will be shared on the project website and public open houses will be held on both sides of the river.