The bypass will run about 6 miles and link Interstate 70 and U.S. 41 around the city's southeast side.
The $155 million project eliminates more than a dozen stoplights for those going through Kokomo — and other projects on U.S. 31 are still to come.
Kokomo, North Vernon and Salem are among the Indiana communities getting what Greencastle has long wanted: a highway bypass.
The 45/46 bypass construction project, headed by the Indiana Department of Transportation, is being completed on schedule.
The road will be closed because of a failing storm sewer line needing repaired along the 45/46 Bypass Project.
Indiana University says it will turn the land into a "technology quad."
Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
McKillip says he still has to resolve how local government will pay for maintenance of the existing U-S 31 if and when they take over ownership.