INDOT is pleased to announce the resumption of environmental activities leading to a Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Section 6 of I-69, connecting Martinsville to Indianapolis. With the completion of Sections 1, 2, and 3 and the continued progress through Sections 4 and 5, the resumption of Section 6 is in line with Governor Pence’s emphasis to “finish what you start”.
The Section 6 study will be prepared by FHWA and INDOT, with support from HNTB and Lochmueller Group. The study will include alternatives analysis and environmental studies consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other laws.
With the resumption of the Section 6 study, the appropriate federal and state resource agencies and the public will be included in additional scoping activities. These scoping activities will identify additional alternatives for completing Section 6. All alternatives will connect Section 5 of I-69 in Martinsville with I-465 in Indianapolis. The alternatives may be outside the Tier 1 corridor for some or most of their length and may connect to I-465 directly or via I-65 or I-70. Additional schedule details on the timing of the environmental activities will be published later this year after consultation with various resource agencies.”
Agencies and the public will have opportunities to comment during this scoping process and throughout the development of the proposed project. A date for a scoping meeting for regulatory agencies to address Section 6 will be established at a later date. A public Information meeting for this Tier 2 section will also be scheduled at a later date.