INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels says Indiana leaders should revive
plans to build a highway that would connect major interstates and
communities in central Indiana.
Daniels told business leaders gathered at an Indiana Chamber of Commerce
conference Thursday that the highway would help improve traffic flow and
economic development and could be financed through a public-private
WTHR reports there’s renewed interest from top state lawmakers in the
highway, which would link communities stretching from Martinsville southwest
of Indianapolis to Pendleton northeast of the city. Senate Appropriations
Chairman Luke Kenley says he would like to see the highway studied again.
The idea for the Indiana “commerce connector” was originally pushed in 2006
but withdrawn amid opposition from communities where the proposed highway
would run through.