End of highway project marks start of growth

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A highway project envisioned nearly three decades ago is nearing its end, but officials in Logansport hope its conclusion is just the start of development along the Hoosier Heartland Highway Corridor.

The project replaces Ind. 25 with a four-lane highway connecting Lafayette to Fort Wayne. Studies for the highway were done in the 1980s, and construction kicked into gear in 2006 with money from former Gov. Mitch Daniels' Major Moves program.

Former Indiana Sen. Tom Weatherwax tells the Pharos-Tribune the next step will be marketing the highway to businesses to boost economic development.

John Hipskind of the Cass-Logansport Economic Development Organization says the group has gotten interest about the land in recent months and says the highway will benefit all counties along its path.

Information from: Pharos-Tribune

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