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Raising I-29

Started by US71, October 23, 2019, 12:33:01 PM

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The Ghostbuster

Looking at the StreetView image within the vicinity of the project, the flooded land surrounding the Interstate looks ghastly:,-95.9001033,3a,60y,245.55h,76.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5LPMsI9pFJtjektyFWID7A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

That StreetView image justifies this road-raising project perfectly.

-- US 175 --

Wow, hope 2 feet is enough.


Good, we can't have a crucial piece of National infrastructure closed during it's peak season.... and it's going to only happen more often.


Like Alice I Try To Believe Three Impossible Things Before Breakfast

J N Winkler

Quote from: -- US 175 -- on October 23, 2019, 07:41:12 PMWow, hope 2 feet is enough.

Per the linked article, the aim is to bring the lowest point on that segment of I-29 to the same elevation as the lowest point on I-680, so that the former road is no longer affected by localized flooding.  For major flooding such as in 2011 and earlier this year, which destroyed parts of I-680 on both occasions, this is not going to help.
"It is necessary to spend a hundred lire now to save a thousand lire later."--Piero Puricelli, explaining the need for a first-class road system to Benito Mussolini

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