Kentucky official: I-69 coming slower than desired
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 9:03 pm
COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s top transportation official says the long-anticipated Interstate 69 is on the way, but not as fast as initially anticipated.
Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock told the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance recently that I-69 projects are under way in multiple states, just “slower than we’d all like.”
The Murray Ledger & Times reported that the highway, when finished, will utilize several existing highway sections in Kentucky, including I-24, West Kentucky Parkway, the Julian Carroll Purchase Parkway and the Pennyrile Parkway.
The northern point of the I-69 corridor will start at Port Huron, Mich., at the Canadian border. The southernmost point will split to serve three Texas border crossings into Mexico at Brownsville, Pharr and Laredo.
The interstate is ultimately planned to run through Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee, including Obion County.
Published in The Messenger 9.27.10