LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - Drivers have been on the newest section of the Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor for about a week. But on Wednesday state and local leaders celebrated the section between Delphi and Logansport, which is the final section of the highway to open.
The new State Road 25 connects Lafayette to Logansport. It's a 35-mile, $334 million project more than 30 years in the making.
Speakers at Wednesday's ribbon cutting ceremony included former U.S. Representative Steve Buyer, Governor Mike Pence, Logansport Mayor Ted Franklin, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, and Hoosier Heartland Association President Tom Weatherwax.
Many speakers credited former Governor Mitch Daniels' Major Moves campaign in pushing the Hoosier Heartland project along.
Franklin said he is ready for the open road to reward the people of Logansport.
"As you look over your shoulder you see acreage available for development," Franklin said. "We've taken the steps to make this a productive venture not only for the state, but for the local people as well. We're really excited about the opportunities this is going to bring to Logansport."
News 18 asked Pence and Franklin if the public will see development almost immediately, or if it will take some time. Both said it will happen fairly quickly.
In fact, Franklin said to be on the look out soon for a specific announcement about development coming to the area.
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