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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #750 on: July 20, 2022, 07:28:43 PM »

Still not as bad as the Shelby NC bypass
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #751 on: July 20, 2022, 11:22:11 PM »

It's not like the old bypass is that congested. I know that Tennessee takes its time on highway construction and planning because its reluctance to take on debt but... this is painfully slow.

We are up to what 12 years since the dirt first turned over?

Google Maps history show dirt at US-51 as far back as 2009.
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #752 on: July 21, 2022, 09:31:38 PM »

Someone posted those roads in... Alabama that have been graded with some bridges built having sat idle for a decade +.

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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #753 on: July 21, 2022, 10:12:42 PM »

Someone posted those roads in... Alabama that have been graded with some bridges built having sat idle for a decade +.
That is nothing. Sections of US 50 in Illinois have grading done for a second carriageway with the second carriageway bridges over creeks built, and they have been there, unused, for decades. i believe these were built out when US 50 was still to be the routing of I-64. Been abandoned for just as bit now
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #754 on: July 21, 2022, 10:37:35 PM »

Someone posted those roads in... Alabama that have been graded with some bridges built having sat idle for a decade +.
That is nothing. Sections of US 50 in Illinois have grading done for a second carriageway with the second carriageway bridges over creeks built, and they have been there, unused, for decades. i believe these were built out when US 50 was still to be the routing of I-64. Been abandoned for just as bit now

If this is for the Lebanon - Caryle section of US 50, I really think those were for the supplemental freeway along US 50 (and HistoricAerials.com seems to back this).

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It's not like the old bypass is that congested. I know that Tennessee takes its time on highway construction and planning because its reluctance to take on debt but... this is painfully slow.

It does have a couple revenue cameras that discourage use of the corridor.
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #755 on: July 21, 2022, 11:37:12 PM »

Someone posted those roads in... Alabama that have been graded with some bridges built having sat idle for a decade +.

You are thinking of the realignment of U.S. 98 in Mobile County. Grading for the four lane highway near Wilmer from January 29, 2010:




This grading work was completed sometime in 2009. They are finally working on the actual road, but the completion keeps getting delayed due to funding issues.

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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #756 on: July 21, 2022, 11:39:22 PM »

Someone posted those roads in... Alabama that have been graded with some bridges built having sat idle for a decade +.
That is nothing. Sections of US 50 in Illinois have grading done for a second carriageway with the second carriageway bridges over creeks built, and they have been there, unused, for decades. i believe these were built out when US 50 was still to be the routing of I-64. Been abandoned for just as bit now

If this is for the Lebanon - Caryle section of US 50, I really think those were for the supplemental freeway along US 50 (and HistoricAerials.com seems to back this).

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It's not like the old bypass is that congested. I know that Tennessee takes its time on highway construction and planning because its reluctance to take on debt but... this is painfully slow.

It does have a couple revenue cameras that discourage use of the corridor.

This is correct. The supplemental 4 lane routing for US-50 between Xenia and Clay City was canned in 1974 as part of the oil shocks.

Funding was restored for the Lebanon-Carlye route, but "Big Jim" Thompson had the funding redirected and all work again stopped in their tracks. Today its a frankenstein road, with part 4 lane limited access, part Super 2 and part local access 2 lane. They left all the east bound bridges behind with no road for them., Today they are used by IDOT to store equipment. They are now well over 40 years old, were never maintained, and are starting to reflect the effects of nature. The Lebanon Bypass (Summerfield to IL-4)  is currently funded by IDOT and is in engineering phase, but will most likely be a Super 2 or less to save money.

The US-50 Coalition for Illinois is functionally dead and has been since 2015 when IDOT mysteriously removed the funding for the final phase of the EIS for the Olney-Lawrenceville segment.
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #758 on: July 30, 2022, 03:10:11 PM »

New images on Google Maps as the Google car drove by the US 51 I-69 interchange on the Northern side of Union City this month.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.4636435,-88.9791005,3a,37.4y,252.36h,87.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdQ2869CfYA0vClnVvrjrzA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?authuser=1

I was struck by the amount of embankment erosion on a relatively older roadbed.

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Better view, just a bit North...

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.4645278,-88.9775209,3a,22.9y,276.23h,90.17t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1skhIu2smpeL5RIjyjz9ty7A!2e0!5s20220701T000000!7i16384!8i8192?authuser=1

Does this construction package include paving or is it grade, drain, and bridge only?
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #759 on: July 31, 2022, 12:13:33 PM »

IIRC the last section also includes paving the other two sections so the bypass will open.  The main travel lanes are redirected onto the bypass with drivers having to exit to remain on US 51.
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #760 on: July 31, 2022, 09:37:12 PM »

Any word on when TDOT will let construction contracts for the two sections that will bypass Troy?
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Re: I-69 in TN
« Reply #761 on: August 01, 2022, 06:32:25 AM »

FYI, paving on the two sections of the Union City bypass that are already built began about a year ago...

https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2021/07/16/paving-interstate-69-bypass-obion-county-tennessee/7937940002/
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