One other piece of construction that could have an impact on future development along the road is the proposal to connect I-67 into I-69 on the east side of Washington, creating another interstate running south through Jasper, Owensboro and Bowling Green, Kentucky. “I-67 would have a big impact in terms of traffic,” said Arnold.
“If I-67 happens, my goodness, Daviess County will probably be on the other side of economic development with a lot more companies wanting to come in,” added Cox.
The $38 million in private investment in the county in the first year is good, but officials believe it is just a start. “That should just be a drop in the bucket,” said Arnold. “I expect to see a lot more. Things are going to happen. It’s just a matter of time.”