State highway officials say the first 65 miles of Indiana's 142-mile Interstate 69 extension are expected to open to traffic in November.
The Princeton Daily Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/NlRFQn ) that contractors are working to wrap up construction of the 65-mile section running from Evansville to Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center south of Bloomington.
Indiana Department of Transportation project manager Brian Malone says some crews are working six days a week to see that bridges and interchanges are completed on schedule. Malone and other INDOT officials offered a tour of a 10-mile stretch of the interstate through eastern Gibson County from Indiana 68 to the Patoka River.
INDOT spokesman Cher Elliott says a bridge in that section will be 200 feet longer than the Golden Gate Bridge's 4,200-foot main span.