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Author Topic: I-65 expansion from Indy to Chicago?  (Read 3275 times)

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Re: I-65 expansion from Indy to Chicago?
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2022, 03:33:00 PM »

The part from US 231 to SR 2 was overkill enough. Why go even further? While I supported the widening from US 30 to US 231 100% going all the way to SR 2 was not needed and was a waste of money. It's not that busy it did not need 3 lanes.
Can you post the traffic study you did to warrant that opinion?
Just take a drive down there. Have you ever been there? Nothing but cornfields as for as the eye can see. The development stops around 231 by then you are out of Chicagoland.
Your traffic study had no mention of the road itself, just the surroundings.
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Re: I-65 expansion from Indy to Chicago?
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2022, 03:56:19 PM »

Yeah, that Mt. Comfort to SR 3 part should be the next thing to be widened along I-70, I think it may very well begin this year.

Back to I-65 from Indy to Chicago, I would imagine that the part from SR 10 to SR 2 would be more imminent than not since they went through the trouble of widening those bridges over the Kankakee River. I would guess that widening that would be pretty simple at this stage. As for where to go next, I think they should finish widening I-65 from SR 47 up to SR 28 to create a six-lane corridor from I-865 to Lafayette. Then they can slowly go north from there and work on the White/Jasper County portion of the highway.
The part from US 231 to SR 2 was overkill enough. Why go even further? While I supported the widening from US 30 to US 231 100% going all the way to SR 2 was not needed and was a waste of money. It's not that busy it did not need 3 lanes.
Can you post the traffic study you did to warrant that opinion?
Just take a drive down there. Have you ever been there? Nothing but cornfields as for as the eye can see. The development stops around 231 by then you are out of Chicagoland.

Driven it multiple times, I question whether you have  :-D
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