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Discussions Continue On Indiana Highway Project

Last updated on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

(JASPER) - Southwestern Indiana officials have met with Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state’s transportation commissioner in their continuing efforts to get a four-lane, limited-access highway built to ease traffic congestion in the region.

The Herald reports that the Midstate Corridor group's recent meeting with Indiana's governor comes as local officials and business leaders hope the Indiana Department of Transportation will make the proposed regional bypass more of a priority.

The Midstate Corridor would run north from Owensboro, Kentucky, go around Huntingburg and Jasper and continue north to connect to Interstate 69.

Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness said he's worried about the road running through a national forest in Orange County.

Dubois County Commissioner Elmer Brames says he still believes the project is being looked at favorably.

Information from: The Herald, http://www.dcherald.com

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