Cost for the current I-69 route continues to increase as Hoosier infrastructure crumbles. Learn more and then explore the alternative.
“Floods are an act of God; flood damages result from acts of men.”
–House Document 465, 89th Congress, 2d Session (August 1966)
Wetlands help soak up floodwaters, protect water quality by absorbing pollutants, and provide critical habitat for thousands of plants and wildlife species. Learn how the current route will impact miles of rivers and wetlands and then explore the alternative.
Read the EPA’s Wetland Fact Sheet
Highways harm wildlife by dividing populations, creating a barrier to movement, and destroying habitat. Learn how the current route will slice through a National Wildlife Refuge and affect Indiana native species and then explore the alternative.
Southern Indiana is home to two rare areas of mature karst landscape, Mitchell Plain and Muscatatuck Plain. Karst terrain — known for fissures, caves, sinkholes, and springs – is particularly vulnerable and requires special consideration and planning. Learn how the current route will affect these delicate environments and then explore the alternative.
Highway construction fragments communities, depletes farmland, and promotes uncontrolled sprawl. Learn how the current route will cut off families from their neighbors and how family farms are being taken and then explore the alternative.
Cost. Families. Farmland. Wilderness. Habitats. Why wouldn’t you save these things if you can? Connect Indianapolis and Evansville the smart way. Explore why U.S. 41 / I-70 alternative is the simplest, most cost effective route for I-69.
It’s been over 20 years since Interstate 69 became a household topic. And, while most everyone agrees that Evansville and Indianapolis would both benefit from a better connection, the “new terrain” route is the one that costs more and is more destructive to families and environments in its path. While the “new terrain” route is plugging ahead (regardless of the swelling costs and damaging effects), there is another direction. And its not too late to take it.
Please sign on in support of the alternative route for I-69. Then, download this letter to send to your local and state officials. Together we can change direction.