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Revive 755:
IDOT will be holding a virtual public meeting for filling the gap in the six lane section of I-64 through O'Fallon and Shiloh.  There will also be improvements to the Green Mount Road Interchange.  https://projectmeetingonline.com/i-64/

edwaleni:

--- Quote from: Revive 755 on October 29, 2021, 10:23:25 PM ---IDOT will be holding a virtual public meeting for filling the gap in the six lane section of I-64 through O'Fallon and Shiloh.  There will also be improvements to the Green Mount Road Interchange.  https://projectmeetingonline.com/i-64/

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Any reason why that section was not done with the rest? Does that enter the discussion today? (ie: environmental etc.)

ilpt4u:

--- Quote from: edwaleni on October 29, 2021, 11:52:52 PM ---
--- Quote from: Revive 755 on October 29, 2021, 10:23:25 PM ---IDOT will be holding a virtual public meeting for filling the gap in the six lane section of I-64 through O'Fallon and Shiloh.  There will also be improvements to the Green Mount Road Interchange.  https://projectmeetingonline.com/i-64/

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Any reason why that section was not done with the rest? Does that enter the discussion today? (ie: environmental etc.)

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No idea, but if I were to guess out of left field: Possible Federal Funding for the Shiloh section, since it serves/is adjacent to Scott AFB?

The bump up to 6 lanes by the AFB just to go back to 4 lanes for a couple miles to then bump back up to 6 is pretty dumb

skluth:

--- Quote from: edwaleni on October 29, 2021, 11:52:52 PM ---
--- Quote from: Revive 755 on October 29, 2021, 10:23:25 PM ---IDOT will be holding a virtual public meeting for filling the gap in the six lane section of I-64 through O'Fallon and Shiloh.  There will also be improvements to the Green Mount Road Interchange.  https://projectmeetingonline.com/i-64/

--- End quote ---

Any reason why that section was not done with the rest? Does that enter the discussion today? (ie: environmental etc.)

--- End quote ---

I vaguely remember early light rail proposals included a line down I-64 to Fairview Heights and Scott AFB in the early days of the light rail discussion before they decided on running it through Belleville instead. However, that was decades ago. It's already six lanes to the old 50 between Fairview Heights and O'Fallon. I'd assume they plan to six lane it all the way to IL 158 for the Scott commuters.

I don't know if it's worth widening east of there. I could see it if the west end of the US 50 aborted expressway to Carlyle was continued to I-64, but that keeps getting pushed down the road.

Revive 755:

--- Quote from: edwaleni on October 29, 2021, 11:52:52 PM ---
--- Quote from: Revive 755 on October 29, 2021, 10:23:25 PM ---IDOT will be holding a virtual public meeting for filling the gap in the six lane section of I-64 through O'Fallon and Shiloh.  There will also be improvements to the Green Mount Road Interchange.  https://projectmeetingonline.com/i-64/

--- End quote ---

Any reason why that section was not done with the rest? Does that enter the discussion today? (ie: environmental etc.)

--- End quote ---

Two guesses:

1)  the less than ideal spacing between the interchanges.  I get a little over a mile between the two interchanges in Google Maps; the preferred spacing nowadays is 2 miles in urban areas.

2) Funding limitations.

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