I-69 should officially reach Henderson this month

Interstate 69 is likely to officially reach the outskirts of Henderson sometime next month, Kyndle CEO Brad Schneider said.

"I think I can say the governor will be here in November when we christen I-69," Schneider told the Henderson Lions Club.

Gov. Steve Beshear has said he wants the Pennyrile Parkway to be relabeled as I-69 from Henderson to the newly reconstructed I-69/Western Kentucky Parkway interchange south of Madisonville before he leaves office Dec. 8. The I-69 designation would begin at the Kentucky 425/South Bypass south of Henderson.

Contractors already have installed new sign structures to hold I-69-related signs. Other crews continue working to upgrade Pennyrile interchanges and roadway to interstate standards.

Meanwhile, Schneider briefed club members on the 2014 proposal by BridgeLink, the coalition of Henderson and Evansville I-69 supporters, for a new bridge across the Ohio River between the two cities.

A 2004 recommendation called for the I-69 to split off from what had been the southern leg of the I-164 bypass south of Evansville, crossing the Ohio River just downstream from the mouth of the Green River, cross U.S. 60-East between the Pleasantview and Broadview subdivisions, eventually crossing Kentucky 351 and the Audubon Parkway before tying into the Pennyrile Parkway south of Henderson. The cost had been estimated at $1.4 billion.

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