Lawmaker wants I-69 route law revised

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana lawmaker wants to revise a state law restricting the route of the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension between Evansville and Indianapolis.

Republican state Rep. John Price of Greenwood says he wants lawmakers to debate a 2006 law that bans the I-69 extension from passing through Marion County’s Perry Township.

Price’s district includes part of Johnson County, which is immediately south of Perry Township.

He tells the Evansville Courier & Press the law should be reviewed because Johnson County has worked to add water and utility infrastructure along State Road 37 to support the highway’s final stretch between Martinsville and Indianapolis.

Price says “it would be a shame” if the I-69 extension doesn’t pass through that area considering the economic development benefits it would bring.

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