- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - In a story Oct. 27 about a New York-based company downgrading the status of bonds issued for the Interstate 69 segment that will run from Bloomington to Martinsville, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bond status was lowered from B to BB. Fitch Ratings has lowered the bond status from BB to B.

A corrected version of the story is below:

I-69 construction disputes spur downgrade in bond ratings

Construction delays along the Interstate 69 segment that will run from Bloomington to Martinsville have prompted a New York-based company to downgrade the status of bonds issued for that project

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Construction delays along the Interstate 69 segment that will run from Bloomington to Martinsville have prompted a New York-based company to downgrade the status of bonds issued for that project.

Fitch Ratings said Wednesday it’s lowered from BB to B the status of bonds issued on behalf of the segment’s private developer, I-69 Development Partners LLC.

The Indianapolis Star reports (https://indy.st/2dLUQY1) Fitch cited “continued delays in construction and unresolved disputes” between I-69 Development, the Indiana Finance Authority and Isolux Corsan, which was hired to build the segment.

The project’s subcontractors temporarily walked off the job last month after not getting paid amid those disputes.

About 95 miles of the planned Evansville-to-Indianapolis highway have opened between Evansville and Bloomington. The 21-mile Bloomington-to-Martinsville stretch is set to open next fall.

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