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I-465 to get entrance ramp metering lamps, also Variable speed limits.

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Moose:
https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/ramp-metering-traffic-signals-variable-speed-limits-coming-to-i-465?fbclid=IwAR3AbTTwIH-UAcxJwujKiQ9y6FiFliREBf15ai1LHA3tUt3gXb4WLurTJDs



Yeah two guesses about how these abominations will work here...lol

They will likely be the most derided and ignored thing in the whole state lol.. I can't see Hoosiers dealing with these well.

Variable speed limits

"INDOT is also installing new variable speed limit signs on I-465 that will lower speeds in 5 mph increments when conditions dictate."
Yeah also to be ignored.. I 465 average speed is likely above 70 now..

INDOT has gone full mental here...


silverback1065:
It's definitely not crazy. Map meters are very common. Variable speed limits not common. I think noone will follow the variable speed limit because noone follows the current speed limit  :-D. The meters will be followed eventually when people get used to them. These, in my opinion, are an in the meantime solution to deal with traffic until they have the money to widen this stretch of 465. This area will soon be the only stretch of 465 that will be 6 lanes (everywhere else will be at least 8) after all the projects in the pipeline get complete that they have announced.

Henry:
I wonder if the forthcoming addition of I-69 had something to do with this?

abqtraveler:

--- Quote from: Henry on November 21, 2023, 09:55:46 PM ---I wonder if the forthcoming addition of I-69 had something to do with this?

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So in a year or so when I-69 is finished, all of that traffic going between Evansville and Fort Wayne will dump onto the south/east side of I-465, yet they didn't think to reconstruct and widen the stretch of I-465 between I-65 south and I-70 east.  I think the ramp metering and variable speed limits are a poor-man's solution until INDOT can find the money to get that stretch widened.

tdindy88:

--- Quote from: abqtraveler on November 22, 2023, 10:54:30 AM ---
--- Quote from: Henry on November 21, 2023, 09:55:46 PM ---I wonder if the forthcoming addition of I-69 had something to do with this?

--- End quote ---
So in a year or so when I-69 is finished, all of that traffic going between Evansville and Fort Wayne will dump onto the south/east side of I-465, yet they didn't think to reconstruct and widen the stretch of I-465 between I-65 south and I-70 east.  I think the ramp metering and variable speed limits are a poor-man's solution until INDOT can find the money to get that stretch widened.

--- End quote ---

Honestly, there probably won't be THAT much of an increase in traffic. Traffic heading from Evansville to Fort Wayne are already using I-465 around the city, whether that was using US 41 to I-70 to I-465, or I-69, or SR 37. I-69 is many, many years away from being a cross-country highway and is only useful within the state primarily. On top of that southwest Indiana isn't exactly population heavy outside Bloomington and Evansville. Long story short, what you currently see for the traffic is what there is. The sudden opening of the I-69 interchange shouldn't bring a huge onslaught of new traffic on that corridor. It's going to be the same traffic already using that routing.

But yes, it is a poor-man's solution to fixing that stretch of road for the time being. Going by the recent completion of the new Arlington Ave overpass, it's coming one day, a wider I-465.

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