At one point, former Cass County Engineer Jodi Coblentz also studied the possibility of a new road from the Heartland north to Mall Road. This is an option that may some day get a second look, not only because it would be a more direct link to the east end from the Heartland, but it would create a new commerce corridor that could add assessed value not only to the east end, but the city and county. Much of the growth in Logansport and Cass County in the past 50 years has been from Cass Plaza east with the Eel River on the north forcing development further east.
One of the great adages of our country is that “The road to success is always under construction.” The construction of the Hoosier Heartland will be over soon, but how successfully the community negotiates its opening with its existing traffic patterns is an issue that is still in progress.
Dave Kitchell is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.