The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled two meetings — one in person and one virtual — to share information about its Interstate 70 project in Wayne County.
The in-person meeting will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 in Indiana University East’s Whitewater Hall, 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, according to a news release. The virtual meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 10, and those interested may register at bit.ly/VirtualMeetingReviveI70.
The meetings are designed to share more detailed information about planned I-70 changes in Wayne County. The in-person meeting will be an open house format with a project presentation at 6 p.m., the release said. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the project one-on-one with project team members and share their feedback.
Special accommodations can be made by contacting Berry Craig at 270-705-1640 or email@example.com.
The Revive I-70 project will expand I-70 from the Ohio border to Indianapolis, according to the release. The project is expected to include added travel lanes in each direction, interchange improvements, bridge improvements, pavement replacement and the replacement of drainage structures. The goal is to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety.
Significant changes are being identified for the interstate’s interchanges at U.S. 40 and U.S. 35.
A public hearing and formal comment period are expected during fall, and construction is expected to begin in late 2024.
About 75 people attended a Jan. 23 project meeting at IU East.
A version of this article appeared in the August 2 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.