Indiana is pressing ahead with its search for a company to build a 21-mile section of the Interstate 69 extension under a public-private deal that calls for a contractor to line up its own financing to design and build the highway segment.
The plan is to turn a stretch of SR 37 Bloomington to Martinsville into an interstate four lane highway with interchanges and overpasses.
The I-69 extension's first 67 miles between Evansville and the Crane area opened in November.
A 27-mile stretch that will run from Crane to Bloomington is under construction in Greene and Monroe counties.
Indiana is still working on its plans for building the remaining I-69 segment that will complete the route and run between Martinsville and Indianapolis.