The U.S. 50 East project involves construction of the eastern half of a bypass around the city of North Vernon in Jennings County. Planning is now underway on this project, which will stretch from S.R. 3, north of the city, southeast to U.S. 50. INDOT has evaluated a range of alternatives for this section of the bypass and has identified Alternative 6D as the Preferred Alternative. When completed, the U.S. 50 bypass will reduce congestion in and around North Vernon, improve safety, improve accessibility, and fulfill local and state planning objectives.