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Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?

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Rothman:

--- Quote from: 1 on September 14, 2022, 09:01:34 PM ---I thought this was about forum regions at first...

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You win the Internet for the day.

SSR_317:

--- Quote from: monty on September 14, 2022, 08:58:30 PM ---Interesting study of proposed Indy south split. Group lobbying to take the interchange lower instead of elevated. https://www.wishtv.com/news/i-team-8/indianapolis-group-lays-a-once-in-a-generation-plan-to-lower-the-interstate/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WISH-TV&fbclid=IwAR3x_YM-qiv8qw6WotoLgXz2_s8qFib3w-RABNHfNJ-nIK1Hm8pttlE6xi0

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I question this "private" group's motivations. Exactly who founded this group? Who belongs to it? And whom do they propose pay for what they are proposing? Exactly who would benefit from what they envision, should it be designed and constructed as they propose?

We likely won't get these answers from our local Indianapolis media, or their national "mainstream" counterparts either. This is how expensive boondoggles often begin, with taxpayers picking up the bloated tab, as usual.

silverback1065:

--- Quote from: SSR_317 on September 24, 2022, 12:15:57 PM ---
--- Quote from: monty on September 14, 2022, 08:58:30 PM ---Interesting study of proposed Indy south split. Group lobbying to take the interchange lower instead of elevated. https://www.wishtv.com/news/i-team-8/indianapolis-group-lays-a-once-in-a-generation-plan-to-lower-the-interstate/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WISH-TV&fbclid=IwAR3x_YM-qiv8qw6WotoLgXz2_s8qFib3w-RABNHfNJ-nIK1Hm8pttlE6xi0

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I question this "private" group's motivations. Exactly who founded this group? Who belongs to it? And whom do they propose pay for what they are proposing? Exactly who would benefit from what they envision, should it be designed and constructed as they propose?

We likely won't get these answers from our local Indianapolis media, or their national "mainstream" counterparts either. This is how expensive boondoggles often begin, with taxpayers picking up the bloated tab, as usual.

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Seems like mostly local people but who knows. and I think the area would benefit from a cap. I picture Columbus Ohio and KC. those cities have small areas of capped freeway and it really makes the area connect better and it adds more businesses on top of the freeway. I see that as a win for both. North Split area it makes no sense for other reasons. South Split is a good candidate imo. But cost is king and I don't see it happening because of that.

SSR_317:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on September 24, 2022, 04:04:09 PM ---Seems like mostly local people but who knows. and I think the area would benefit from a cap. I picture Columbus Ohio and KC. those cities have small areas of capped freeway and it really makes the area connect better and it adds more businesses on top of the freeway. I see that as a win for both. North Split area it makes no sense for other reasons. South Split is a good candidate imo. But cost is king and I don't see it happening because of that.

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Also, Reno has a small cap over one block of I-80 (between Virginia St & Center St), originally constructed to allow for a proposed casino that later failed before being built. There is now a Walgreens drug store (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5349643,-119.8136941,3a,75y,276.42h,88.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smWnO18LXwhxDsogOVpw6iw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) and its parking lot occupying the site.

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