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The public hearing took place at the Henderson Public Library. They invited people from the community take a look at the plans, as well as voice their opinions on proposed projects. 

Some of those projects include US 60 improvements in Henderson County, the US 60 Bridge in Spottsville, the Lloyd Expressway and US 41 interchange, the University Parkway extension, and others. 

MPO Transportation Planner Craig Luebke says the public's input is important.

"If they have a specific concern, we can respond to that in the plan. If they have suggestions, if they have a great idea at this point, maybe it's an opportunity to make an adjustment to something that we have in there," Luebke said. "It's also an opportunity for them to come out and ask questions about projects that are in there."

The open house was until 7 Wednesday night. There will also be an open house in Evansville on Thursday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. 

The MPO is encouraging people to come out and give their opinion. 

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