Previously abandoned corridor project included in budget bill


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In 2006, then-Gov. Mitch Daniels proposed a beltway that would pass through Johnson County south of Franklin. The Indiana Commerce Connector, as it was called at the time, would be a partial loop outside of Interstate 465. The exact route of the beltway was never defined, but officials estimated -- based on drawings released by the state -- that the road would pass somewhere between State Road 44 and State Road 252. GRAPHIC BY ANNA PERLICH


Residents thought the proposal to build an outer beltway that would pass through Johnson County, south of Franklin, was dead.

But the proposal to create a toll road bypass billed as the Indiana Commerce Connector through southern Johnson County and other surrounding counties is back, at least as a possible future project.

The Indiana State Senate has approved a budget that sets aside $200 million every two years for future road projects, and the Indiana Commerce Connector is listed as a potential project.

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