Contractors have opened the ramp between 151st Street and Greyhound Pass. The ramp is part of a new “split diamond” interchange system that will connect 146th Street to the north with Greyhound Pass and 151st Street.
Rieth-Riley Construction, the state’s contractor for the $58 million project to upgrade U.S. 31 to freeway standards north of 146th Street to just south of 169th Street, opened access on the ramp from 151st Street to Greyhound Pass west of U.S. 31. Access to U.S. 31 and the future “split diamond” interchange remains closed from Greyhound Pass west of U.S. 31 as Rieth-Riley continues to make progress on the improvements.
The exit ramp from southbound U.S. 31 to 151st Street is expected to open in September when both directions of U.S. 31 are shifted to newly-constructed southbound lanes.
Upgrading U.S. 31 to freeway standards from I-465 to State Road 38 is the largest and most aggressive road project ever implemented in Hamilton County. The New U.S. 31 Hamilton County is part of a Major Moves program to upgrade or bypass congested sections of U.S. 31 between Indianapolis and South Bend – reducing congestion, improving safety and providing continuity of commerce and regional travel for a U.S. highway that stretches from Michigan to Alabama.