U.S. 31 Has A New Name

Michiana’s newest highway now has a new name. At least a portion of the new U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth will now be known as the Richard Mangus Memorial Highway. Mangus was a longtime member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He was not only an ardent supporter of the 31 reconstruction but he lived along the highway. Unfortunately, he didn't live long enough to see the project completed. The new road stretches 20 miles between South Bend and Plymouth and carries a price tag of $221 million.