Keystone Parkway near U.S. 31 in Carmel will be closed as part of the New U.S. 31. and The Indiana Dept. of Transportation is hosting an open house Wednesday to share the information with the public.
INDOT will discuss the design and construction updates for the 13-mile U.S. 31 corridor upgrade through Carmel and Westfield. The open house runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Westfield Middle School, 345 W. Hoover St., Westfield. An overview presentation will be given at 6 p.m. In addition, community members will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with INDOT representatives and project team members.
Construction on U.S. 31 and Ind. 38 interchange began earlier this year along with the widening of the 146th Street bridge over U.S. 31. In 2012, U.S. 31 construction begin in areas from the Monon Trail to just south of Greyhound Pass. Keystone Parkway near U.S. 31 is expected to be closed for a few months in either direction and detour routes will be implemented.
INDOT will also discuss their timeline to purchase land needed for the major construction projects and updated interchange designs for areas along the corridor will also be discussed. Graphics of individual interchange designs can be found at www.us31hamiltoncounty.in.gov/interchanges.html.
Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Major Moves program is upgrading or bypassing congested sections of U.S. 31 that are expected to cut a half hour off travel time, after completion, between Indianapolis and South Bend. The U.S. 31 Hamilton County project is intended to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide continuity of commerce and regional travel for a U.S. highway that stretches from Michigan to Alabama.