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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2625 on: January 10, 2018, 09:19:08 PM »

I've noticed that for the new overpasses going in, there is a vertical wall at the ends of the overpass, where it meets the outside shoulder of the road it's passing over. This makes something of a "cliff" right where the actual overcrossing begins.

Some other overpasses elsewhere have a different style, where there is an angled incline and then an angled decline before meeting the outside shoulder. This makes something of a hill, and the overcrossing begins a bit before you get to the actual road.

Here's a GSV of an an example of the first kind:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1227093,-86.5715931,3a,75y,156.72h,99.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGuHCF-b3zQNrg5CbuMlUsA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

And the second:
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.3081878,-82.3389504,3a,75y,63.88h,102.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPVf4PEg1kqhocsh2d7fyrA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Does anyone know why one would choose the "cliff" over the "hill" or vice-versa? What sort of though goes into this decision?
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2626 on: January 11, 2018, 12:09:59 AM »

With the excessively cold weather and the holidays, what work, if any has been done on I-69 SIU-3 Section 5?

How cold does it have to get to stop construction?  Did they stop work around Christmas and New Year's at all?

Went from Indy to Vincennes via 37-69-50 on the Friday between Christmas and New Year's.  Left Indy at Noon.  Saw no work being done on our trip.  Plenty of Indiana's finest running radar between Martinsville and Bloomington, but no construction workers.

Ended up coming back late Saturday night and took 41 to 70.  The stretch between Bloomington and Washington was just too desolate for a late night ride for me with temperatures below zero.  I had been on 69 between Washington and 231 when that was open, but my first time on the stretch west of Bloomington.  Was interesting to see the one section where the median disappeared and had a wall between the lanes.  Made sense as it was the stretch where a couple of valleys were crossed and building up the normal wide median made no sense.  Saw that Country Mark was building a new, larger store building at the 231 exit.  Since that served as our rest area on the way, that's good to see.  I now know to stop in Bloomington to use the restroom if I ever drive that way again.
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2627 on: January 11, 2018, 11:12:25 AM »

I've noticed that for the new overpasses going in, there is a vertical wall at the ends of the overpass, where it meets the outside shoulder of the road it's passing over. This makes something of a "cliff" right where the actual overcrossing begins.

Some other overpasses elsewhere have a different style, where there is an angled incline and then an angled decline before meeting the outside shoulder. This makes something of a hill, and the overcrossing begins a bit before you get to the actual road.

Here's a GSV of an an example of the first kind:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1227093,-86.5715931,3a,75y,156.72h,99.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGuHCF-b3zQNrg5CbuMlUsA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

And the second:
https://www.google.com/maps/@36.3081878,-82.3389504,3a,75y,63.88h,102.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPVf4PEg1kqhocsh2d7fyrA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Does anyone know why one would choose the "cliff" over the "hill" or vice-versa? What sort of though goes into this decision?

I talked to a structural engineer, the "hill" you mentioned is called a "slope wall", the "cliff" is an MSE (mechanically stabilized earth) Wall.  You are starting to see more of the MSE style, because it's cheaper.  he gave other reasons too, but it seems that the biggest reason is costs.   
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2628 on: January 11, 2018, 11:23:50 PM »

WTHR’s weather map shows I-69 going into Morgan County halfway to Martinsville 🤨
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2629 on: January 11, 2018, 11:43:34 PM »

WTHR’s weather map shows I-69 going into Morgan County halfway to Martinsville 🤨
Who cares?
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2630 on: January 12, 2018, 02:03:28 AM »

Does anyone have any guesses when this is going to be done?
My guess is 25 years from now.
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2631 on: January 12, 2018, 06:51:25 AM »

WTHR’s weather map shows I-69 going into Morgan County halfway to Martinsville 🤨
Who cares?

Damn, just pointing it out. Thought it was interesting...
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2632 on: January 12, 2018, 12:40:12 PM »

WTHR’s weather map shows I-69 going into Morgan County halfway to Martinsville 🤨
Who cares?

Damn, just pointing it out. Thought it was interesting...

I think the recent cold snap down there, and the threat of a snowflake has everyone in Florida a little edgy.
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2633 on: January 12, 2018, 03:06:03 PM »

I love the cold. I hate people freaking out over random fourth-party maps.
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2634 on: January 12, 2018, 03:53:27 PM »

Your age explains your comments. I’ll leave you alone.
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Re: Update on I-69 Extension in Indiana
« Reply #2635 on: January 13, 2018, 09:09:36 PM »

I love the cold. I hate people freaking out over random fourth-party maps.
Someone sharing a small piece of information they noticed constitutes them freaking out. Gotcha.

Edit: the term gotcha was used in light manner and rather sarcastically but not too sarcastic. Only enough to indicate I am not “freaking out” which you might try and claim I am doing.
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