Public meetings are planned for this week to introduce a new Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project in southeast Indiana. Link 101 will identify a selected alternative for an improved State Road 101 connection between the Markland Dam and US 50.
A SR 101 extension will improve connectivity in southeastern Indiana and is expected to provide more direct access to I-71 and US 50. The project area includes portions of Switzerland, Ohio, Dearborn and Ripley counties.
Two public meetings – one in person and one virtual – will introduce the project, provide more information about the process and solicit feedback from the public.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Dillsboro Elementary School
13200 North St., Dillsboro, IN
Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.
Register at bit.ly/Link101VirtualMeeting
The in-person public meeting will be open house format with a project presentation planned for 6 p.m. It will offer an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with members of the Project Team and allow attendees to share their feedback. All meeting materials, including a recording of the virtual meeting, will be posted on the project website following the meetings.
With advance notice, INDOT can provide special accommodation for persons with disabilities and/or limited English speaking ability and persons needing auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters, signers, readers or large print.
Should special accommodation be needed, please call 844-Link101 (844-546-5101) or email info@Link101Corridor.com.
Link 101 is in the environmental and preliminary design stage. The project will determine the Purpose and Need – the why – for the project. It will analyze the benefits, impacts and costs of alternatives developed by the Project Team. The process of identifying a selected alternative is expected to take about three years.
Governor Holcomb announced $200 million in funding for the project in 2021 to move construction forward. A timeline for construction will be determined at the end of the environmental study.
The Project Team is coordinating with local, state and federal officials throughout the project with public input playing an important role in project development.