Sep. 15—Since 1983, the idea of a connector road from Oak Street in Zionsville north to County Road 875 East, has been planned.
Wednesday, officials from Zionsville officially opened Marysville Road. The $7 million project included a 1.2 mile road and two roundabouts.
The plan was part of the town's transportation plan, Amanda Vela, Zionsville spokesperson, said.
"With all the growth happening in western Zionsville and new neighborhoods and the greater population on this side of town, it provides another access road," Vela added.
Zionsville Mayor Emily Styron publicly thanked former Mayor Tim Haak for his work on the project while in office.
"If he had not prioritized this project, we would not be here today," she said at the Wednesday ribbon cutting event.
The name of the road was the result of a contest. Four contestants submitted the same name Marysville Road in honor of Mary "Polly" Cross, who along with her husband Elijah, owned the land and lobbied for the creation of Zionsville. One of the original names proposed for Zionsville was Marysville.
The road also is attached to one of the first roundabouts on Oak Street. Marysville Road is aligned with C.R. 850 E. to the south and connects to C.R. 875 E. and intersects with C.R. 500 S. to the north of Oak Street.