Indiana Department of Transportation—U.S. 31 Hamilton County

InDOT’s $350 million U.S. 31 Hamilton County project, the most expensive transportation project to ever take place in the county, upgraded the existing highway to federal standards, which included upgrading 13 miles of highway, building 49 new bridges and 12 interchanges, and removing 13 stoplights in the area. This was all done to save drivers travel time, ease congestion, increase safety and provide easier travel for motorists and freight. Though construction began in 2011, InDOT spent years prior communicating with local businesses throughout the corridor to prepare them through open houses and stakeholder group presentations. InDOT also kept the public informed through e-newsletters, social media, real-time construction updates, and a text messaging service.U.S. 31 Hamilton County 4 (1).jpg