- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Restrictions on the route for the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension near Indianapolis would be lifted under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

A state Senate committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to revoke the 2004 law that prohibits the highway from passing through southern Marion County’s Perry Township.

Supporters say they want state highway officials to have the option of using the Indiana 37 corridor for the I-69 section between Martinsville and I-465. Opponents maintain using that route would cause traffic troubles and hurt businesses in the area.

The bill now goes before the full Senate for consideration. The House approved the proposal by a wide margin in February.

Work is underway on a section of I-69 between Bloomington and Martinsville.

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