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cabiness42:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on September 01, 2021, 04:15:13 PM ---
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--- Quote from: cabiness42 on September 01, 2021, 04:02:07 PM ---That's also the first I've heard of the SR 101 project. I agree that those counties need a boost, but man, that's some rough terrain through which to route a new road.

The Heavy Haul Corridor in Utica/Jeffersonville/Charlestown is most definitely a thing. The port down there is the second biggest in the state after Burns Harbor, and there are always big trucks going back and forth down there.

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I really hope they just do a divided highway, I worry about ruining the environment in that part of the state for a marginally useful road (interstate being marginally useful).  I wonder if the heavy hall road will become a state road?

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The roadway that's already there isn't signed, and I haven't seen anything indicated that it ever will be.

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does it have a name at all?

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North of 265 it's called River Ridge Pkwy and south of 265 it's called Old Salem Rd. The part that's yet to be constructed will veer SW from Old Salem Rd here:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.345966,-85.6661465,3a,75y,175.26h,68.9t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sTxI2A3NZxTcjgPM43x2Asw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DTxI2A3NZxTcjgPM43x2Asw%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D19.308264%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

I haven't been down there in a while so I don't know if that last segment is still in the works.

tdindy88:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on September 01, 2021, 03:37:07 PM ---After perusing INDOT's website I have noticed a few new projects I wasnt aware of:

I-67 is apparently actually being taken seriously by INDOT and has its own website: https://midstatescorridor.com/

SR 101 is going to extended 25 miles to connect US 50 to the Markland Dam. https://www.in.gov/indot/div/projects/sr101/

The "Heavy Haul Cooridor" is still a thing in Utica

465 NW (86th to US 31) has its own site and will be having a virtual public meeting soon.

Anyone have any further details on these projects?



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Wheres the link to the 465 NW website? Id be very interested in what that shows.

cjw2001:

--- Quote from: tdindy88 on September 01, 2021, 10:40:31 PM ---Wheres the link to the 465 NW website? Id be very interested in what that shows.

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Here is the info on the virtual meeting:

INDOT to Host Virtual Public Meeting on I-465 Northwest Project in Marion County
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a virtual public information meeting about an upcoming project on the Northwest side of I-465 in Marion County.

The meeting will take place on WebEx on Wednesday, September 8 at 6 p.m. meeting registration link

The project extends on I-465 from 86th Street to U.S. 31 (Meridian St). The project will include an interchange modification at I-465 and I-865.

bmeiser:

--- Quote from: tdindy88 on September 01, 2021, 10:40:31 PM ---
--- Quote from: silverback1065 on September 01, 2021, 03:37:07 PM ---After perusing INDOT's website I have noticed a few new projects I wasnt aware of:

I-67 is apparently actually being taken seriously by INDOT and has its own website: https://midstatescorridor.com/

SR 101 is going to extended 25 miles to connect US 50 to the Markland Dam. https://www.in.gov/indot/div/projects/sr101/

The "Heavy Haul Cooridor" is still a thing in Utica

465 NW (86th to US 31) has its own site and will be having a virtual public meeting soon.

Anyone have any further details on these projects?



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Wheres the link to the 465 NW website? Id be very interested in what that shows.

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https://www.in.gov/indot/projects/home/i-465-northwest-improvements-project/

evvroads:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on September 01, 2021, 03:37:07 PM ---I-67 is apparently actually being taken seriously by INDOT and has its own website: https://midstatescorridor.com/

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I wouldn't say I-67 is being taken seriously by INDOT at all. Certainly, they are taking at least semi-seriously some sort of route improvement along the US 231 corridor, but from what I understand, most (all?) of the funding for the Tier 1 EIS is being provided by this "Mid States Corridor Regional Development Authority" and not INDOT. I don't think this project would even be on INDOTs radar if not for this group. If you look at the maps on that website, you'll notice the options for route improvements range from freeway to a super 2. There is zero need for a freeway connection in that area. I think the absolute best anyone in that area can hope for is 1) maybe upgrading US 231 to an expressway (with bypasses of Huntingburg and Jasper) between I-64 and Jasper to match the portion south of I-64 and 2) upgrading US 231 to a super 2 between Jasper and I-69.

I'm (obviously) in Evansville, I have family in Spencer County, and several friends in Dubois County, so it's not like I'm one of those naysayers that think even I-69 was unnecessary. But the idea that INDOT would build a new interstate only 15-20 miles east of the least traveled portion of interstate in the state is laughable to anyone living in reality.

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