US 31 Corridor Comprehensive Plan

Kokomo, Indiana

The US 31 Corridor Comprehensive Plan was a joint project of the City of Kokomo and Howard County. The original US 31 route passed through downtown Kokomo until the existing bypass was constructed approximately 1 mile east of downtown in 1952. Development soon followed and the highly traveled bypass became Kokomo's primary commercial corridor. The large combination of commercial and industrial land uses, more than 15 traffic lights, three at-grade railroad crossings, and over 140 access points along the corridor created transportation difficulties in both congestion and safety. In 2007, INDOT decided to construct a new US 31 bypass around Kokomo to improve north-south traffic flow.

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