The Mid-States Corridor Project Team expects to identify a preferred corridor for the improved highway connection in southern Indiana later this year. The corridor will be identified in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which is expected to be published this fall.
The DEIS will compare benefits, impacts and costs of detailed alternatives. Public hearings will be held after the DEIS is published and there will be a formal comment period.
The Project Team will consider all comments and further refine the preferred alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
The final corridor will be selected in a Record of Decision (ROD) from the Federal Highway Administration. The FEIS and ROD are expected in summer 2022.
The Tier 1 FEIS and ROD will be followed by more detailed Tier 2 environmental studies if a Build Alternative is selected. There’s no timetable for the start of Tier 2 studies, but each is expected to take about two years to complete. Those studies will determine specific alignments and preferred alternatives within the selected Tier 1 corridor.