Daviess Co. leaders drum up interest in I-67 plan

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Associated Press

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:01 AM

WASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Business leaders in Indiana and Kentucky are joining forces to drive interest in a cost-effective interstate proposal that would use existing infrastructure to link the states.

The Interstate 67 project would tie into Interstate 69 near Washington, Ind., and eventually link up with Interstate 65 in Bowling Green, Ky.

Washington Mayor Joe Wellman says the ability to tie into I-69 in Washington has spurred interest among Daviess County officials.

The Washington Times-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/13LRvv9 ) a $200,000 study shows the road would draw at least 16,000 vehicles a day and could ease congestion on I-65 near Louisville.

Coalition member Hank Menke says there's no money for the project right now. But he hopes the study has sent a strong message to state transportation officials that the idea is worth considering.

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Information from: Washington Times-Herald, http://www.washtimesherald.com

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