The state highway located in Kokomo, Indiana, will be closed on a temporary basis. This will allow construction on a new pedestrian bridge to be completed that will expand the northern Indiana recreational trail over the highway. This bridge is something that legislators have been talking about for a very long time. However, they had a very hard time getting all of the financing together in order to pay for the construction of the bridge. The total cost is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $2 million.
The bridge project should be completed by Memorial Day. The total length of the trail is roughly 40 miles. The city will provide updates to residents about the status of the construction. This will let people know when the highway will be opened up again. Many people believe that the bridge should have been opened a long time ago. However, the contractors who will be building the bridge say that a project like this should not be rushed. It must be done right in order to ensure that it lasts for many years to come.
There were rumors that the bridge would be built five years ago. City planners had even started to talk to local contractors to get price estimates. However, the project fell through at that time because the money could not be raised. Residents are very happy that the bridge construction is finally underway. They believe this will be a huge upgrade for all of the local community to enjoy.