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Author Topic: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange  (Read 12182 times)

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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #100 on: June 05, 2021, 03:08:47 PM »

Does the traffic actually warrant another lane?  Seems like there really isn't anything wrong with the interchange.
You CLEARLY have never driven through the area, and it shows.

Or simply believe that the congestion is acceptable.

Or is just an extremist who believes in not building any new roads or any new lanes for existing roads.
It’s merely trolling, it’s obvious.
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #101 on: June 05, 2021, 08:21:27 PM »

I have certainly driven over the M/A bridge.  I am merely stating that the situation has been ongoing for years and I am not sure if it needs a change.  Not every road needs to be fully controlled access from point A to point B. 
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #102 on: June 05, 2021, 10:43:51 PM »

Not every road needs to be fully controlled access from point A to point B.

I agree with you BUT this one is and has been a problem.

I question the need for some of the rural segments of US-59 north of Cleveland needing to be Controlled access. The small town bypasses are badly needed.  Likewise for US-287 east of Amarillo. Much of the port-to-plains south of Lubbock (and north of Amarillo). There are numerous others in Texas and out of it.

On the other hand, The Crump interchange is a relic from the early sixties. It might be better if there were a traffic signal there instead of the mess that is there. It was designed for US-61  through traffic to be secondary. The intent at the time was for I-55 to continue north there and cross at the Hernando Desoto Bridge.  The connecting freeway along the riverside was never completed (and probably a good thing ).  Even if this intersection were "good enough" (it isn't), the condition of the elements is such that it needs replacing regardless. 

The traffic patterns in Memphis are such that this routing is a heavier traffic routing than the new bridge. For a casual driver, it might be unexceptional. For someone who drives this route regularly or driver a TT Combo, it is entirely unacceptable and needs to be done!

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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #103 on: June 05, 2021, 11:36:24 PM »

I-69 is a complete waste even between Indianapolis and Memphis
Disagree, and given INDOT, KYTC, and TDOT all have invested into the corridor and have virtually completed the vast majority of it, they disagree as well.

Just because they built it doesn’t mean it necessary. It reeks of pork barrel spending. The extension is very redundant to the I-70 > I-57 corridor (which will be cheaper and easier to extend to Little Rock than building I-69 in TN).
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #104 on: June 06, 2021, 12:49:51 AM »

I-69 is a complete waste even between Indianapolis and Memphis
Disagree, and given INDOT, KYTC, and TDOT all have invested into the corridor and have virtually completed the vast majority of it, they disagree as well.

Just because they built it doesn’t mean it necessary. It reeks of pork barrel spending. The extension is very redundant to the I-70 > I-57 corridor (which will be cheaper and easier to extend to Little Rock than building I-69 in TN).
No different in the I-57 extension being “redundant” to I-55 and I-40.

Having a redundant corridor to 2 busy interstate highways is not a bad thing. I fully support the completion of both I-57 and I-69 for these reasons. It will take pressure off of the current main routes.

Both routes certainly have more importance, particularly on the national level, than “I-39”.
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #105 on: June 06, 2021, 01:49:44 PM »

May have found an EIS for the Riverside facility:  https://hdl.handle.net/2027/ien.35556030804082

The map on Page 43 of 154 also shows what appears to be a higher type facility almost reaching the Crump Boulevard Interchange from the east.
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #106 on: June 06, 2021, 05:46:17 PM »

On April 27, 2021, TDOT released its proposed Comprehensive Multimodal Program for FY 2022–2024. That document can be found here. There are no I-69 projects listed.
ITB made this post over on the I-69 in TN thread.

Quickly reading thru the projects, the I-55/Crump interchange IS listed, for 2022

The document is dated April 27, 2021 - I think that was before the I-40 Bridge closure
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #107 on: June 06, 2021, 07:52:47 PM »

Does the traffic actually warrant another lane?  Seems like there really isn't anything wrong with the interchange.
You CLEARLY have never driven through the area, and it shows.

Or simply believe that the congestion is acceptable.

Or is just an extremist who believes in not building any new roads or any new lanes for existing roads.
Or is just a troll who people here keep feeding.
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #108 on: June 06, 2021, 09:03:31 PM »

May have found an EIS for the Riverside facility:  https://hdl.handle.net/2027/ien.35556030804082

Thanks for that!  :clap:
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #109 on: June 06, 2021, 10:24:04 PM »

In true form for Google-scanned docs, though, the maps in that EIS do not properly show the proposed alignment.

However, the aforementioned Crème de Memph blog has a piece discussing Mud Island which also includes maps of the 1971 Location and Design Report for the Riverside Expressway between 55/Crump and I-40.
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #110 on: June 12, 2021, 02:04:36 PM »

They are supposed to be adding an additional ramp lane temporarily to alleviate some of the EB (SB ) backup
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #111 on: June 12, 2021, 02:21:01 PM »

Will it be a temporary increase of lanes or will it remain?
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Re: Interstate 55/ Crump Boulevard Interchange
« Reply #112 on: June 12, 2021, 05:41:03 PM »

Will it be a temporary increase of lanes or will it remain?

It will likely remain until a complete rebuild of the interchange.
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