Zionsville Times Sentinel

November 20, 2013

Proposed road could become part of Ronald Reagan Parkway

By Rod Rose For the Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — Boone County has endorsed the concept of a new road that would eventually extend the Ronald Reagan Parkway into Hamilton County, creating another potential link in what has been a decades-old plan to build a 100-mile-long bypass around Indianapolis. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Boone County Council unanimously approved a motion supporting the Boone County Commissioners in seeking funding for the project, informally called the “Whitestown bypass.” “We looked at several projects and felt this was the most important,” Commissioner Jeff Wolfe told the county council Tuesday. “This has a pretty significant economic impact on the Anson area.” The plan envisions a four-lane road that includes two sweeping right angle curves to connect CR 400 S (Albert S. White Boulevard) at CR 650 E with CR 300 S, just east of Whitestown’s urban center. Because the road is entirely within Whitestown, its name would be chosen by Whitestown officials, Wolfe said. It would relieve traffic congestion on Albert S. White Boulevard at the north entrance to Anson, Wolfe said. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.