The US 31 project is a 122 mile corridor improvement between I-465 in Indianapolis, Indiana and the US 20 bypass in South Bend, Indiana. The upgrade of the road will eliminate over 30 traffic signals and 630 unsignalized and private entries onto US 31, turning the road into a stoplight free highway.
The need for an improved US 31 corridor has been recognized for decades. In 1990, the US 31 Coalition was formed to accelerate the design and construction of the much needed upgrade.
Since that time, construction has begun on US 31 in the urban areas along the corridor, in Hamilton County, Howard County, and St. Joseph/Marshall County. The Howard County piece will be the first to be open to traffic, in 2013!
The Coalition is now working on the next critical pieces of the corridor, found in Fulton, Marshall, Miami and Tipton Counties. With the completion of a free flowing US 31 all the way from Indianapolis to South Bend, Indiana will realize significant safety and economic benefits!