Link 101 public meetings are scheduled for early August to provide more details about the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project. Two in-person meetings are scheduled, along with a virtual meeting. The Project Team will present the project’s draft Purpose and Need and preliminary alternatives to the public for review and comment.
Link 101 is evaluating alternatives for an improved State Road 101 connection between the Markland Dam and US 50. The project area includes portions of Switzerland, Ohio, Dearborn and Ripley counties.
Link 101 was introduced early this year when the first public meetings were held. The Project Team has been identifying needs and collecting and reviewing data.
Three public meetings – two in person and one virtual – will include the latest project information, an opportunity for comment, and outline next steps.
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Dearborn High School
5770 Highlander Place, Aurora, IN
Thursday, Aug. 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Switzerland Co. Middle and Jefferson-Craig Elementary schools
1004 W. Main Street, Vevay, IN
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m.
Register at bit.ly/VirtualMeetingLink101
The in-person public meetings will be open house format with a project presentation planned for 6 p.m. both nights. They’ll 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. Preliminary alternatives will go through a preliminary screening process with a small number of alternatives being carried forward for more detailed analysis. The Project Team will then analyze in greater detail the benefits, impacts and costs of those alternatives to identify a single preferred alternative.
The preferred alternative is expected to be identified in summer 2024. The draft environmental document, public hearing and formal comment period are expected in fall 2024. The final environmental document is expected in early 2026.
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.