Indianapolis to Evansville Extension
Section 1: I-64 to SR 64 near Oakland City – approximately 13 miles
a. Construction Package #1: I-64 to SR 68 – Design/Build Project broke ground July 17, 2008
i. Project is complete
ii. This portion of roadway opened to traffic in November 2009
b. Construction Package #2: Pigeon Creek Bridges – Construction on these structures was initiated in May of 2009 and is expected to be completed in June 2011. [Approximately 75% complete]
c. Construction Package #3: SR 68 to Pigeon Creek Bridges – Construction of this package began in the spring of 2010 and is expected to be completed in July 2011. [Approximately 80% complete]
d. Construction Package #4: Pigeon Creek Bridges to SR 168 – Let in December 2010 and began construction in spring 2011.
e. Construction Package #5: SR 168 to SR 64 – Let in March 2011
f. Section 1 in its entirety is expected to be open to traffic by the end of 2012
Section 2: SR 64 to US 50 near Washington – approximately 29 miles
a. Section 2 is divided into nine design segments: 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5a, 6 and 7 and let as seven contracts.
b. Segment 1: SR 64 up to the Patoka River Bridges was let in October,2010
c. Segment 1A: Patoka River Bridges was let in October, 2010
d. Segment 2 and 3: north of Patoka River Bridges up to and including the SR 61 Interchange was let in November, 2010
e. Segment 4: SR 61 to Pike County Road 650 N will be let in May 2011.
f. Segment 5: Pike County Road 650 N to White River Bridges was let in January, 2011
g. Segment 5a: White River Bridges was let in August, 2010
h. Segment 6 and 7: just north of the White River Bridges up to and including the US 50 Interchange was let in December, 2010
i. Section 2 in its entirety is expected to be open to traffic by the end of 2012
Section 3: US 50 to US 231 near Bloomfield – approximately 25 miles
a. Section 3 is divided into 6 design segments: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 which were let as three combined contracts and a fourth overpasses contract.
b. Segment 8 and 9: US 50 to near the North Fork of Prairie Creek was let in April, 2010 and went to construction in the summer of 2010. [Approximately 25% complete].
c. Segment 10 and 11: North Fork of Prairie Creek to Daviess County CR 1400 N was let in June, 2010 and went to construction in the fall of 2010. [Approximately 20% complete]
d. Segment 12 and 13: Daviess County CR 1400 N up to and including the US 231 Interchange was let in August, 2010
e. The overpasses contract including Daviess County CR 1200 N, Daviess County CR 700 E/Greene County CR 500W and Greene County CR 100 W was let in February, 2010 and construction began in the spring of 2010. [Approximately 30% complete]
Section 4: US 231 to SR 37 south of Bloomington – approximately 27 miles
a. Draft EIS – Federal Register Notice Date – July 30, 2010
b. Public Hearing – Held on August 26, 2010
c. FEIS issued in summer 2011
d. Record of Decision (ROD) issued in September 2011
e. First Section 4 contract awarded in November 2011 to Crider and Crider of Bloomington. The contract includes construction of 4.6 miles of four-lane interstate highway.
f. Second Section 4 contract awarded to Milestone Contractors, LP of Columbus, IN.
Section 5: SR 37 south of Bloomington to SR 39 near Martinsville – approximately 23 miles
a. Environmental studies ongoing
Section 6: SR 37 near Martinsville to I‐465 in Indianapolis – approx.26 miles
a. Environmental studies ongoing
Indiana – Kentucky Ohio River Bridge Crossing
• The northern terminus is the I‐64/I‐164 interchange and the southern terminus would be near Henderson, KY at the Pennyrile Parkway. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement was issued in March, 2004. A “draft” Final Environmental Impact Statement was prepared, however, cannot be issued a Record of Decision (ROD) until a financial source is identified to pay for construction.
• On July 15, 2009 the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the financial plan which now estimates construction to cost $1.4 billion.
• During the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, new authority was approved to move the Ohio River Bridge project forward through innovative financing mechanisms at the local or regional level.
• The national I-69 corridor stretches approximately 2,500 miles from eastern Michigan to Houston, Texas, comprising of 32 Sections of Independent Utility (SIU).
• Continued progress is occurring while portions of the highway are open to traffic in Michigan, Indiana, and Mississippi.