CR 17 Corridor
Elkhart County has been actively developing the County Road 17 (CR 17) corridor for more than ten years, with the concept having originated more than twenty years ago. The goal is to construct a direct north/south link for traffic, providing a straight route to the I-80/90 Toll Road and the industrial areas, avoiding the urban areas on SR 19 and SR 15. To accomplish this goal, Elkhart County has divided the project into 4 phases. Phase 1 (CR18 to CR28) was completed 2005. Phase 2 (CR 28 to CR 38) has been split into 3 individual phases (Phase 2A, 2B and 2C) due to funding. Phase 2B construction was completed in 2010. Phase 2A construction began in the fall of 2010 and was completed summer of 2011. Phase 2C was bid in the spring of 2011 and was completed in the fall of 2012. CR 17 was paved from CR38 to CR40 in the summer of 2014. CR 17 was paved from CR40 to CR 142 in the spring of 2015.
The maps below provide an overview of the project and phasing.