From staff reports
Tribune staff writer
A new traffic signal is being installed today at the intersection of the newly realigned U.S. 35 and the current U.S. 31, as part of the state’s project to build a new bypass around the eastern edge of Kokomo.
With the traffic signal, the new U.S. 35 alignment north of Kokomo will be open to traffic, and a quarter-mile section of the old U.S. 35 alignment will be closed.
At the same time, Howard County Road 450 North, east of U.S. 31, will be closed to County Road 50 East.
Next week, INDOT plans to restrict the merger of the new U.S. 31 bypass and the old U.S. 31 — now referred to by the state as Ind. 931 — to a single lane in each direction at the north side site where new southbound lanes will soon be under construction.
Primco, the state’s prime contractor for the $30.8 million north terminus Major Moves project, is realigning U.S. 35 with tie-ins to Ind. 931 (existing U.S. 31) to Kokomo while constructing a partial diamond interchange at County Road 400 North and realigning 50 East.
Primco’s contract also calls for building 2.3 miles of new U.S. 31 mainline.
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