The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a public information meeting will be held Thursday, December 15 for the proposed I-65 and U.S. 52 Interchange Improvement Project. This project extends approximately 1.62 miles north and 0.45 mile south along I-65, from the existing I-65 and U.S. 52 Interchange.
The meeting will be held at Lebanon High School, located at 510 Tiger Way in Lebanon. Please enter through Door Five. The presentation is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. An informal open house session will follow, providing community members an opportunity to view project exhibits and displays, as well as interact with the project team.
The purpose of the proposed project is to provide improved mobility and direct access to the areas east and west of I-65, north of Lebanon. In addition, the purpose of the proposed project is to support the economic development that is currently underway north of Lebanon, as well as the future growth of Lebanon and Boone County.
The need for this project is due to the lack of access at the I-65 and US 52 interchange, which currently only provides I-65 northbound to U.S. 52 northbound access, and U.S. 52 southbound to I-65 southbound access. Traffic currently must utilize the S.R. 47 and S.R. 32 interchanges to reach the areas east and west of I-65. These less direct routes travel through low-speed residential areas and downtown Lebanon.
Additionally, the meeting presentation and exhibits will be posted online a week prior to the meeting at the project’s website (www.i65us52improvement.com) and comments can be submitted through the website as well. INDOT respectfully asks that all comments be submitted by January 16, 2023.
This public information meeting is an opportunity for INDOT construction contractor American Structurepoint to meet with members of the community regarding the road work, solicit input and address concerns the community may have regarding the proposed project.