Indiana Opens $17.4M Parkway Interchange

Mon July 28, 2008 - Midwest Edition

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) The $17.4 million Ronald Reagan Parkway interchange at I-74 opened July 9, approximately two months ahead of schedule.

Local and state officials, including Sen. Connie Lawson, R-Danville, and Rep. Greg Steuerwald, R-Avon, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 7 to commemorate the completion of the work.

The project, which began last summer, is part of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Major Moves highway construction program.

The interchange could be an important link in Hendricks County’s long-awaited Ronald Reagan Parkway. The north-south corridor eventually will extend nearly 15 mi. (24 km) through Plainfield, Avon and Brownsburg. The parkway eventually will connect I-70 and I-74.

The new interchange will be about two miles east of the Ind. 267 interchange.