How Indiana Got to the ‘I-69 Finish Line’

The Indiana Department of Transportation has dubbed Section 6 of the Interstate 69 project the “I-69 Finish Line.”

“It’s a new name for the end of a huge project,” department spokeswoman Mallory Duncan said.

The scope of the I-69 project can be difficult to grasp. From a national perspective, the highway is supposed to stretch about 2,680 miles from Canada to Mexico. Much of the work needed to make that a reality remains unfinished.

Among the eight states the completed I-69 is supposed to pass through, Indiana stands out. The Hoosier state has nearly fulfilled its responsibility for the project, but it’s taken decades to reach this point.