KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – INDOT has agreed to plant nearly 300 trees along the US 31 in Kokomo. Officials say some of the original vegetation in the area was removed during the 31 construction project.
Mayor Greg Goodnight says after the new highway was put into place, the area looked barren. “The State removed hundreds of mature trees leaving a vast empty landscape where the new highway cuts through,” said Mayor Goodnight. “This is in stark contrast to communities like Westfield and Carmel, where the State installed landscaping when new interchanges and overpasses were built. Our community deserves the same level of consideration.”
The s will include Bur Oaks, American Sycamores, Red Maples, Sweetgum and Eastern Redbuds.