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Local Legislators Discuss Issues To Be Introduced This Session

Today was the deadline for lawmakers to file bills in the state legislature, and some local representatives are already preparing for a big debate over education funding. At a forum on January 10, legislators from the Monroe County area said money for schools would be one the biggest issues this legislative session. The officials spoke at a legislative update sponsored …

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Open Streets Event Under Consideration As An ‘Inappropriate Use Of Streets’

An event meant to examine the use of streets to encourage healthy living and community may be denied a permit based on inappropriate use of streets. The Open Streets Bloomington event, scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 5, will be heard at the Board of Public Works meeting September 23, and is expected to face opposition. Board member Charlotte …

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I-69 Construction Erosion Problems In Bloomington Go Unanswered From INDOT

Bloomington and Monroe County officials pushed for answers June 13 about erosion problems that have persisted for more than a year along the planned route of Interstate 69. The policy committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization submitted questions months ago to the Indiana Department of Transportation. They asked about contaminated waterways along section 4 of the interstate, which …

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Contractor for I-69 section through Monroe County announced

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the winning contractor to finance, build, and maintain section 5 of the new interstate running through Monroe County. Section 5 of I-69 stretches from the south side of Bloomington to Martinsville. Sections 1 through 3, connecting Evansville with the Crane Military base, is complete and in operation. Section 4, from Crane and intersecting …

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Bloomington Transit Contracts Local Artists To Beautify New Downtown Transit Center

Bloomington Transit announced it has awarded contracts for exterior design and art work for the new Downtown Transit Center, which is currently under construction on Third and Walnut in downtown Bloomington. Local architect Matt Ellenwood was selected for the facility’s exterior benches and bicycle racks. His design was selected as the winning entry from among thirteen entrants in a national …

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