The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority will this week conduct two public hearings to discuss its preferred route of the Mid-State Corridor and the draft environmental impact statement behind the decision.
Last week, the organization announced it had selected the Alternative P route for the proposed highway that would run 54 miles from I-64 to I-69. The development authority says the path runs generally parallel to U.S. 231.
The hearings will be held in Crane and Jasper and allow for a public comment period. Meanwhile, the Daviess County Economic Development Corp. says it supports the Alternative P route.
“Recognizing growth and retention, workforce, and supply chain creation as top points of interest for Daviess County, we look to advance every opportunity that allows Daviess County to move forward in ways that not only promote economic development but also intentional population growth,” said Bryant Niehoff, executive director of the Daviess County EDC. “We recognized the Mid-States Corridor as a critical opportunity to further our economic development strategies.”
The first public hearing is Tuesday at WestGate Academy in Odon. The second hearing is Thursday at the Jasper Arts Center in Jasper.
The development authority says the hearings are 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m. A public comment period will follow the presentation with comments limited to two minutes per person. Speakers will need to sign up on the night of the hearing prior to the comment period.