First section of I-69 opens to traffic - WDRB 41 Louisville News

First section of I-69 opens to traffic

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It hasn't been an easy road, but a major step has been taken to give drivers a direct route between Evansville and Indianapolis.

After four years of work, the ribbon was cut on the first section of the Interstate 69 extension just north of Evansville.

Governor Mitch Daniels then rode off on his motorcycle, leading a caravan to two more ceremonies along the road.

The highway is set to open Monday evening.

The project's first 67 miles cost just under 900 million dollars.

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