He said all the overpasses are in place and the project is scheduled to be completed in October or November.
“The governor and INDOT wants to complete the connection between Hamilton and Howard counties,” Bagwell said. “They’re focusing on the phase between Kokomo south to I-465.”
Once completed Bagwell said there will be only two railroad crossings that could slow traffic between Indianapolis and South Bend. One is the railroad crossing in Tipton County between Ind. 28 and Division Road and the second is in Lakeville.
“It will be an interstate quality road,” Bagwell said. “Gas City secured a Walmart Distribution Center because it was located along I-69, the completion of U.S. 31 will make that type of development available in Howard County.”
Once the Kokomo Corridor is completed, the existing stretch of U.S. 31 through Kokomo will become U.S. 931, he said.