LOGANSPORT, Ind. — State officials are calling off intersection projects on two highways in northern Indiana after receiving complaints from the public about the unfamiliar designs being proposed.

The Pharos-Tribune reports that the Indiana Department of Transportation has shared proposals for six J-turn intersections over the past few months. The proposals were for U.S. 24, which is part of the Hoosier Heartland Highway linking Fort Wayne and Lafayette, and U.S. 31, the main route between Indianapolis and South Bend.

The department had planned to begin construction in 2018, but many residents opposed the projects.

Republican state Rep. Bill Friend of Macy, and Republican state Sen. Randy Head of Logansport announced Tuesday that the transportation department has decided to cancel the projects.

A spokesman for the department says the department will keep an “open dialogue with residents, business, owners and local officials.”


Information from: Pharos-Tribune, http://www.pharostribune.com