Three public meetings are scheduled this week for people interested in learning more about the proposed Mid-States Corridor project. The first meeting is Monday night. The new highway would run from Rockport through Jasper and connecting to Interstate 69. The precise path has yet to be determined which is why the Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority is conducting the meetings.
According to the RDA, the meeting will allow residents to review the general concept of the project. Attendees will be able to hear about the need for the roadway and discuss potential alternatives to the route.
The meetings will be held at the following locations:
- Monday, Aug. 5: Washington High School, 608 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN
- Tuesday Aug. 6: Springs Valley High School,m 326 S. Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick, IN
- Thursday, Aug. 8: Jasper High School, 1600 St. Charles St., Jasper IN
The public meetings are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. ET.
The RDA says following a short project presentation, team members will be available to answer questions.
Last month, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Mid-States Corridor RDA announced the start of a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement. The federal government requires an EIS any time a major infrastructure project will include money from Washington.
The EIS is expected to take two years, to be followed by a more details Tier 2 study which would determine preferred route alignments.