Watch it go: website tracks Project I-69 | New

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HENDERSON, Ky. (KT) — Now that groundbreaking has taken place on the I-69 Ohio River Crossing, a multi-year, multi-phase project that will build a new bridge and interchanges in the area between Henderson and Evansville, the website so that people can follow the project has been reorganized.

The updated website for the Ohio River Crossing, or I-69 ORX, is at the same location, I69OhioRiverCrossing.com. Visitors to the new site can sign up to receive project updates by email or SMS. These alerts will include traffic updates for Section 1 of I-69 ORX where construction is underway in Henderson.

I-69 ORX is divided into three sections for construction. Governor Andy Beshear joined local leaders last month to open Section 1 in Henderson. It runs from KY 425 to US 60 and will include a six-plus-mile extension of I-69, new interchanges with US 41 and US 60, and a rebuilt KY 351 interchange. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet oversees Section 1, where construction is expected to continue through 2025.

Section 2 is a bi-state project between Kentucky Indiana and Kentucky that will complete the I-69 connection from US 60 in Henderson to I-69 in Evansville, including the new river crossing itself. Design is expected to begin in 2025 and construction is expected to begin in 2027 and continue through 2031. However, the two states say they are looking at ways to speed up the schedule.

Section 3 includes access roads and bridges in Indiana, including a new interchange at I-69 and the Veterans Memorial Parkway in Evansville. The Indiana Department of Transportation is overseeing Section 3. Design development continues with geotechnical and surveying work underway. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 with a competition in 2027.

The new site makes it easy to find information on each of the three components of the project.

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