Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority announces impact study for Mid-States Corridor Project

The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority or RDA is launching the first study for the Mid-States Corridor Project.

The Tier 1 Environmental Impact Study will examine the concept of connecting highways beginning at William H. Natcher Bridge, going through Spencer and Dubois Counties, and extending north to connect I-69.

For the RDA, this is a big milestone in improving the north-south highway connection through this part of the state.

The CEO of OFS Brands in Huntingburg, Hank Menke, explains why.

RDA’s funding for the study is through a public/private partnership, with 50% funded by the government, and the other half from local businesses.

Lochmueller Group of Evansville is contracted to do the study,  which is expected to take just over 2 years to complete with a Record of Decision (ROD) expected in the summer of 2021.

The ROD is the Federal Highway Administrator’s final approval of the project.

The Mid-State’s Corridor Regional Development Authority was originally a locally sponsored and funded infrastructure project.

Recent legislation sponsored by Indiana Senator Mark Messmer and US Senator Mike Braun made the project possible.

 

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