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Title: New US 20 interchange at Beech Road
Post by: The Ghostbuster on May 18, 2022, 04:52:31 PM
A study has begun about adding a new interchange along the US 20 St. Joseph Valley Parkway south of Osceola: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-study-looking-into-possibility-of-adding-new-interchange-on-u-s-20-bypass/ar-AAXos0D?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=63e0186c076b4841b17395e4430041e5. The new interchange would be east of the IN 331 North/Elm Rd. interchange, and west of the IN 19 interchange: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6166455,-86.0816131,864m/data=!3m1!1e3. Does anyone have more information on this?
Title: Re: New US 20 interchange at Beech Road
Post by: tosa on May 19, 2022, 08:21:58 AM
From the history map on Google Earth, the land has been reserved for an interchange for more than 20 years, but it was never built. Just like US24/224 intersection in Huntington.
Title: Re: New US 20 interchange at Beech Road
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on May 19, 2022, 08:39:50 AM
A study has begun about adding a new interchange along the US 20 St. Joseph Valley Parkway south of Osceola: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-study-looking-into-possibility-of-adding-new-interchange-on-u-s-20-bypass/ar-AAXos0D?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=63e0186c076b4841b17395e4430041e5. The new interchange would be east of the IN 331 North/Elm Rd. interchange, and west of the IN 19 interchange: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6166455,-86.0816131,864m/data=!3m1!1e3. Does anyone have more information on this?

I know Osceola residents have been begging for an underpass under the tracks for a very long time. That project I think would be a higher priority than the interchange, though that would be nice as well.

If they're going to do the interchange, reviving IN 219 would be nice but of course that's just a pipe dream.
Title: Re: New US 20 interchange at Beech Road
Post by: paulthemapguy on May 19, 2022, 08:08:54 PM
Looks interesting!  Do we think the interchange will be a standard diamond? Or something else?  Maybe a half-folded diamond with the westbound ramps in the northwest quadrant, since there appears to be buildings in the northeast quadrant?