Scenes from the Interstate 69 Community Day Celebration on Saturday

Saturday, October 20, 2012
By Nick Schneider, Assistant Editor

Greene County celebrated its Interstate 69 Community Day event under cool, sometimes rainy skies Saturday morning with a variety of activities at a site along the interstate in Taylor Township. Assistant Indiana Department of Transportation Director Sam Sarvis joined with District 62 State Representative Matt Ubelhor and Indiana Economic Development Corporation Director Joan Bethell in cutting the ribbon on the new roadway that is expected to be open for public traffic before the end of the year. Brianne Jerrels, Community Development Specialist in the Greene County Economic Development Corporation Office who led the local community day effort, said the county was been designated a 1.7 mile stretch in the north lane of the highway for its variety of activities billed "Let's Rock Before We Roll." The Greene County celebration site was near the intersection of the State Road 58/U.S. 231 junction with the new interstate highway -- just off of County Road 700. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provided limited access to sections of the nearly completed I-69 for Community Day events at five locations along the I-69 corridor. Other celebrations were held near Odon, Washington, Petersburg and Oakland City.