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I-69 Section #13 General Information
Final Environmental Impact Statement Now Available (19 MB)
Overall Purpose of I-69
(From the Feb. 7, 2000 “I-69 corridor 18 Special Environmental Study”)
Corridor 18 was designated by Congress as a High Priority Corridor of National Significance in the 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). It also has been described as a “North American trade route,” and “international trade route,” and a “NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) corridor.” Congress also passed legislation that designates the extension of Corridor 18 from Indianapolis to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas as I-69.
A steering committee consisting of representatives of eight state departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration has directed the analyses for Corridor 18 and I-69. In recognition of the important role I-69 can play, the steering committee adopted this statement of overall purpose:
To improve international and Interstate trade in accordance with national and state goals; to facilitate economic development in accordance with state, regional, and local policies and plans; and, to improve surface transportation consistent with national, state, regional, and local needs and with Congressional designation of the corridor.
For direct information contact:
Timothy J. Smith, Project ManagerBaker
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
7700 Chevy Chase Drive
Building 1, Suite 210
Austin, TX 78752
David Bednar, Local Outreach Coordinator
Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
7203 Sheridan Road, Suite M
White Hall, AR 71602
Email: [email protected]