(STATEHOUSE) Dec. 12, 2007 - Today, Gov. Mitch Daniels and State Rep. Randy Borror announced the widening of U.S. 24 and two diamond interchanges. The development is part of a $130 million Fort to Port project scheduled to begin next spring.
"I would like to thank Rep. Borror for his leadership in bringing unprecedented infrastructure investment to Northeast Indiana," said Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla). "U.S. 24 is an extremely hazardous highway, in desperate need of improvements. By widening the highway and adding two interchanges, many lives may be saved."
The interchanges will be built at Webster Road and State Road 101, along with a pedestrian overpass at Ryan/Brick roads. Construction will begin in spring 2008, with an anticipated completion date of 2012. Design for the interchanges will begin immediately, with construction likely starting in 2011 or 2012.
After 17 years of planning, this project was made possible through Major Moves funding.