Mid-State's Corridor Officials to Host Public Meeting Thursday Night in Jasper

FROM LOCAL SOURCES / PHOTO: From Wednesday's Meeting in Bedford 

JASPER -- A public meeting on the Mid-State’s Corridor will be held tonight at Jasper Middle School.

It will run from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a presentation set to begin at 6 p.m.  Project team members will be available for one-on-one conversations and questionnaires will be available to gather public input.

The first of three public meetings kicked off Tuesday night in Loogootee and another was held Wednesday night in Bedford, both meetings drew big crowds.

Project spokesperson Mindy Peterson says the team is considering many factors during the screening process.

"It really is a three-legged stool, looking at impact, cost and performance," she tells Inside Indiana Business. "We're talking about increased accessibility to major business markets. We're talking about more efficient travel for trucks and freight in southern Indiana. We're talking about reducing crashes in southern Indiana."

"We are working toward identifying a single preferred corridor by this fall, so the feedback that we get right now from both public and various agencies will help inform that decision," Peterson said.