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July 21, 2011

City gets another I-69 grant

WASHINGTON — Washington Mayor Larry Haag announced Wednesday an additional $846,833 grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation to build the new U.S. 50/Business 50 interchange in preparation for I-69. These monies are in addition to the $2.03 million the city and county received last month for the project. 

“Once again I want to thank Gov. Daniels and INDOT for the support they have given to the city of Washington,” Haag said. “We continue to work in a bipartisan way to get things done here in Washington and Daviess County. And it is important that I-69 is a growth opportunity not only for new businesses, but also for our existing businesses right here in Daviess County.”

The city had originally requested $2.88 million in grant monies and this new grant completes the funding for the project, Haag said. With the completion of the funding for the interchange the timeline for its design and construction will be able to move forward, he added.

 City and county monies will be used as a match for what will be a new “entrance into Washington,” Haag said.

Daniels said during a June news conference, “Thousands of construction workers are at work today and have been for the last five years, in a record-building boom in our state. Those are not even the most important jobs. The most important jobs are those that . . . will come and are coming to Indiana because the ‘Crossroads of America’ got serious about infrastructure.”

Ron Arnold, executive director Daviess County Economic Development Corporation, is equally encouraged by this announcement.

“I always told my kids that good things happen when you work hard,” Arnold said. “There have been a lot of people working hard on this project and good things are continuing to happen.” 

INDOT projects the completion of the Daviess County portion of I-69 by the end of 2012.

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