The new U.S. 31 freeway in Westfield is now open to traffic. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the $63 million project enhances safety, mobility and economic growth in Westfield.
“Upgrading U.S. 31 to freeway standards has helped open the door for Westfield to compete for national economic development projects. The U.S. 31 freeway has brought Westfield about 15 minutes closer to Indianapolis and the Indianapolis International Airport. Combine that with development projects like Grand Park, and now our family-focused community is being recognized as one of the best places to raise a family,” Mayor Andy Cook said.
INDOT says the project rebuilt nearly four miles of U.S. 31 in Westfield and created new interchanges at State Road 32 and 191st Street. Officials say all lanes and ramps are open from 146th Street to the State Road 38 interchange. The Westfield section is now three lanes in each direction between 146th Street and State Road 32 and two lanes from State Road 32 to State Road 38. INDOT says drivers can only access the freeway through entrance and exit ramps.