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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
Phone: 512-465-9559
[email protected]

David Bednar, Local Outreach Coordinator
Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
7203 Sheridan Road, Suite M
White Hall, AR 71602
Phone: 870-247-3979
Fax: 870-247-5094
Email: [email protected]