US 31 construction to begin in Carmel Friday

US 31 Construction (WISH Photo)

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – A new road project will begin in Hamilton County Friday along a stretch of US 31 in Carmel.

The project is part of a plan to improve the highway from Indianapolis to South Bend. The new phase of the project will produce bridge upgrades and roundabouts similar to what is already in place on Keystone Ave.

“One of the major reasons the state gave us $90 million to redo Keystone Avenue was that it could be used as a detour route for through traffic during the US 31 construction,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard told 24-Hour News 8’s Eric Halvorson.

Mayor Brainard said during the construction, big trucks will be allowed to use Keystone Avenue. But, a city ordinance says they won’t be allowed on Keystone Ave. after the work is done.

This phase of the project will be done by Thanksgiving. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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