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SSR_317:

--- Quote from: ysuindy on March 10, 2023, 03:51:55 PM ---
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The morning commute is often interesting trying to merge in to traffic on 37.  The ramps are not that long and having just a half mile between the 131st and 126th ramps makes for a short merge zone, particularly with the people who hug the right lane because they are exiting farther down the road.  I haven't had to go up and down the 126th street ramps yet, but I bet it happens sometime.

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This is what occurs when the state lets local entities do their own thing rather than enforcing standards on them. Same thing occurred on Keystone Avenue when the state relinquished S.R. 431 to the city of Carmel. They promptly turned it into a sub-standard freeway, designed & built as cheaply as possible, which they now call "Keystone Parkway".

silverback1065:

--- Quote from: SSR_317 on March 11, 2023, 10:01:46 AM ---
--- Quote from: ysuindy on March 10, 2023, 03:51:55 PM ---
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The morning commute is often interesting trying to merge in to traffic on 37.  The ramps are not that long and having just a half mile between the 131st and 126th ramps makes for a short merge zone, particularly with the people who hug the right lane because they are exiting farther down the road.  I haven't had to go up and down the 126th street ramps yet, but I bet it happens sometime.

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This is what occurs when the state lets local entities do their own thing rather than enforcing standards on them. Same thing occurred on Keystone Avenue when the state relinquished S.R. 431 to the city of Carmel. They promptly turned it into a sub-standard freeway, designed & built as cheaply as possible, which they now call "Keystone Parkway".

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they have to have had to follow INDOT standards for 37 since INDOT will retake control of the road once the project finishes. Keystone is not a state road so Carmel could do whatever they wanted to it.

Great Lakes Roads:
https://www.nwitimes.com/business/transportation/indiana-highway-speed-camera-enforcement-heading-for-final-approval/article_d6890c4e-b5a7-5e83-a21d-85d79c1be02c.html

We are one step closer to getting speed cameras in construction zones in Indiana as the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation voted 8-1 to advance House-approved speed camera legislation to the full Senate for a decision possibly as soon as next week on sending House Bill 1015 to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to be signed into law.

nwi_navigator_1181:
Back to work on Northwest Indiana expressways.

Traffic on I-80/94 in both directions have already been shifted to the outside as work to finish concrete restoration between I-65 and Cline Avenue. The bigger concern will be on I-65.

Starting next week, two sections of I-65 will be under construction for more concrete restoration. The first section targets the area between 61st Avenue and I-80/94.

Work will start to shift the northbound lanes to the outside shoulder, with both shoulders closed in that direction. After said shift, southbound lanes will be moved to the inside, with the farthest left lane crossing over into the northbound side (the counter flow). Southbound access to and from Ridge Road (including the slip ramp from the I-80/94 east to I-65 south connector) will be closed off until completion, which is set for early- to mid-June.

The more challenging section involves the area between 73rd and 137th Avenues (for reference, from just north of US 30 to just south of US 231). Next week, both directions will be down to two lanes, after which northbound traffic will be shifted into the southbound lanes to allow crews to do full restoration on the northbound side. As a result, the ramp from US 231 to I-65 north, as well as the northbound exit and entry ramps at 109th Avenue will be closed. All work there is set for August completion.

Detours for impacted ramp closures will likely involve Indiana 53 (southbound from Ridge to US 30, and northbound from US 231/109th Avenue to US 30).

TempoNick:

--- Quote from: nwi_navigator_1181 on March 06, 2022, 05:53:52 PM ---Officials are looking to confer with federal transportation authorities and INDOT about the feasibility of having an interchange there.

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I thought the days when federal officials had a say about what happens with interstates was something from a bygone era. What do the feds know about Indiana's needs? When they built i-670 here in Columbus local officials were telling them we needed four lanes in each direction. They insisted on three.

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