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Next meeting planned for I-69 expansion

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 08:08:54-04

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- People who live on the south side of Indianapolis will have another chance to voice their concerns about the latest I-69 project, which will extend the interstate from Indy to Martinsville.

There is another meeting Tuesday night at Martinsville High School Tuesday at 6 p.m.

At issue is what will happen to homes and businesses along that route. Attendees may ask questions during a public comment session.

People along I-69 who work and own businesses will learn how the construction could impact their lives at the meeting. Last week, INDOT announced US 37 as the general route to connect I-69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis.

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At Monday's meeting, some residents expressed frustration about how this expansion could represent the end of a losing battle to keep the construction away from their homes.

"We've been here for 20 years and we plan on retiring here," said Kevin Daugherty, a south side homeowner. "It's a beautiful area and we love it and the chance that we'll have to move … it hurts."

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