Southern Indiana leaders say area must seize I-69 prospects
Several southern Indiana officials say the area needs to seize the economic opportunities that the opening of the Interstate 69 extension will present.
The first main section of the new I-69 route is scheduled to open Monday with drivers allowed to use a 67-mile stretch from the Evansville area to near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center.
The Herald-Times reports Lt. Gov.-elect Sue Ellspermann told a business and government leaders in Huntingburg on Monday that the I-69 construction is the "opportunity of a lifetime" for the region. She says leaders need to act to stem its "brain drain" of young adults.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke tells WFIE-TV that the highway opening can bring transformational change to the entire region.
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