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[INDOT - East Central] Open Houses to Discuss US 31 Construction and Closure
Start Date: 3/17/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/18/2014End Time: Midnight
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Open Houses to Discuss U.S. 31 Construction and Closure


HAMILTON COUNTY – The New U.S. 31 Hamilton County project team is inviting the public to two open house meetings this week to discuss construction progress and the planned closure of U.S. 31.


Two open houses will be provided for convenience. Project team members will be available to answer questions about The New U.S. 31 Hamilton County. Both meetings are open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 18:  Carmel High School Freshman Cafeteria, 520 E. Main Street, Carmel
  • Wednesday, March 19:  Westfield Middle School Cafeteria, 345 W. Hoover Street, Westfield


Early utility relocations and cleared right-of-way will allow the previously planned closure of U.S. 31 between Old Meridian Street and 136th Street in Carmel to begin on or after Friday, April 4, 2014. U.S. 31 will reopen to traffic before Thanksgiving 2014 as construction on the corridor continues through the end of 2015. Keystone Parkway and I-465 will serve as the official detour while Carmel city streets will provide access to businesses on either side of U.S. 31.


Closing U.S. 31 in 2014 for construction provides benefits for motorists and construction crews that are anticipated to outweigh the inconveniences, including:

  • Improving work zone safety while elevation changes are made for new bridges at 126th Street/Carmel Drive, 131st Street/Main Street and 136th Street
  • Shortening the closure duration to eight months, compared to approximately ten months if the closure were to happen during 2015
  • Balancing traffic impacts of overpass and interchange construction across 2014 and 2015
  • Removing traffic signals from 8 miles of U.S. 31 through Carmel and Westfield by the end of 2014
  • Allowing INDOT to honor its commitment to open the New U.S. 31 Hamilton County freeway to traffic by the end of 2015


For updates on the U.S. 31 closure in Carmel, the public is encouraged to:


The New U.S. 31 Hamilton County project is upgrading 13 miles of existing highway through Carmel and Westfield to freeway standards from I-465 to State Road 38. The 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. When it opens to traffic at the end of 2015, upgrades to three congested sections of U.S. 31 is expected to decrease travel time between Indianapolis and South Bend by about 30 minutes.

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