WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James Comer (R-KY), Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-IN), and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) convened a meeting of community leaders from Henderson, KY and Evansville, IN and officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to discuss federal funding opportunities for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project. Representatives from DOT shared insight into President Trump’s new infrastructure proposal, which would help advance critical projects like the I-69 bridge that can generate state, local and private investment and fuel economic growth in their communities, regions, and across the nation.
“From the first day I came to Congress, the development of the I-69 corridor has been a top priority of mine. The I-69 Ohio River Crossing project is a vital piece of this national freight corridor that will promote growth and opportunity in the Henderson-Evansville region, and beyond. I appreciated hearing from my constituents in Henderson, and their partners in Evansville, about their plans to advance the I-69 bridge project and I remain committed to supporting their efforts in Congress,” said Congressman James Comer.
“The Interstate 69 crossing between Indiana and Kentucky is an important step to connect interstate commerce, alleviate traffic congestion, and improve the safety of crossing the Ohio river. Congressman James Comer, Senator Todd Young and I are committed to working together with the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to ensuring the quality of construction and increased economic growth are on the forefront of this project as we bring our communities and our states closer together,” said Dr. Larry Bucshon.
“Today, I joined Representatives Bucshon and Comer for a meeting with I-69 Ohio River Bridge stakeholders and senior Department of Transportation officials to discuss the Evansville, Indiana bridge crossing. The bridge coalition was able to communicate the importance of the I-69 project to the Crossroads of America and the project’s capability to yield significant economic benefits for Vanderburgh County and Southwest Indiana. Going forward, I look forward to helping Hoosier stakeholders navigate the federal regulatory process, and exploring all options to ensure this important project is completed,” said Senator Todd Young.