Why Build?

I-69 will bring jobs to the state of Indiana.

  • According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), 47,000 jobs are created for every $1 billion invested in roads.
  • I-69 will generate 4,600 additional permanent jobs by 2025 and 4,300 to 7,500 temporary jobs that include construction related employment.

I-69 will serve as an economic development engine.

  • New employers require good access to transportation.
    • Toyota built in Princeton near highway 41 and I-64.
    • General Motors built in Fort Wayne off I-69.
    • Wal-Mart and Dollar General are building regional warehouses in Marion off I-69.
    • New High Tech parks are springing up in Indiana off I-69, I-74, and I-65.
  • I-69 will generate $3.5 billion in additional personal income growth.

I-69 will solidify Indiana as the “Crossroads of America” and enhance our transportation logistics infrastructure.

  • It is estimated that Seventy-five percent of the United States and Canadian populations live within one day’s truck drive of Indiana.
  • Seventeen of the nation’s top 25 seaports will be directly connected to I-69. Fifteen of the nation’s top 25 air cargo airports will be directly accessible to I-69.

I-69 will directly link Southwest Indiana to the rest of the state of Indiana.

  • I-69 will provide an additional 446,000 Hoosiers with one hour access to major colleges and universities across the state of Indiana.
  • I-69 will reduce travel time between Evansville and Indianapolis by an average of 27 minutes and will provide an additional 37,000 Hoosiers 30-minute access to major urban areas, where major medical facilities, educational institutions and job opportunities are located.
  • According to the USDOT, the I-69 extension will save Hoosiers $1.1 billion in driver time and vehicle operating costs during the first 20 years on trips and prevent nearly 40,000 serious injuries.