New U.S. 31 Hamilton county freeway opens in Indiana

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence celebrated the opening of the new U.S. 31 Hamilton County freeway Monday with Congresswoman Susan Brooks and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson.

INDOT started the freeway project in 2011, breaking ground at the north of the project near State Road 38. The $350 million project includes an upgraded 13 miles of highway, 49 new bridges and 12 new interchanges through Westfield and Carmel.

“Hamilton County has seen significant growth in recent years and ensuring our infrastructure keeps pace with this part of the state is essential,” Gov. Pence. “The unprecedented progress on the new U.S. 31 in Hamilton County and points north is a tribute to the vision of leaders across Indiana."

All of the ramps at the U.S. 31 and I-465 interchange, including the new ramps from I-465 to northbound U.S. 31, are expected to be fully open to traffic next week.

"U.S. 31 has always been a vital corridor for Carmel and we were happy to support the upgrade to this highway, not just for our benefit but for the benefit of the State of Indiana,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said.

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