US 31 COALITION LOGOThe U.S. 31 Coalition, which has worked with five Indiana Governors over twenty years to improve the main highway connecting Indianapolis with cities and towns in the northern half of the state, has penned an open letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

The purpose of the letter is to offer the Coalition’s conditional support for INDOT’s recent announcement regarding Planning and Environmental Studies (PELs) along the corridor.

“If we are in agreement on these six points, we look forward to the quick implementation of the study. We are here to assist in any way possible. We recognize and greatly appreciate the continued support you have given this project, as do all of the communities, organizations and individuals that live, work and depend on U.S. 31,” reads the letter.

The letter is signed by Brad Bagwell, President of the U.S. 31 Coalition Board of Directors.

The U.S. 31 Coalition was formed in 2000 to promote improvement of the U.S. 31 corridor from Indianapolis to South Bend, Indiana. Board members consist of community leaders from every county along the corridor. The long-established goal of the Coalition is to accelerate the design and construction of these vital upgrades.

Since 2000, the Coalition has celebrated the opening of improved segments in Howard County, St. Joseph and Marshall Counties, and Hamilton County. To-date, there remain major sections of highway between Tipton on the south and Argos on the north, that have not been upgraded.

The Coalition continues its work toward the next critical pieces of the corridor in Fulton, Miami, Tipton and Marshall Counties. With the completion of all highway upgrades, the citizens of Indiana will realize significant safety and economic benefit.