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Author Topic: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]  (Read 5067 times)

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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2018, 11:41:03 AM »

Combine the Chicago Skyway and the Cline Ave. Bridge into an interstate tollway.

Yeah, pipe dream with obvious problems, but my thinking is that if you combine both somehow, it may keep more people on Cline, as well as most likely be a better value for the motorist. I've been known to be wrong, and I feel I'm wrong on this, but one can dream..

The old Cline Ave freeway, and the new one if/when it is ever finished, connects to the Toll Road at both ends, with the northwestern end 2-3 miles from the Skyway.  It's never been intended for, nor has it really been used for thru traffic.  It's for people heading to the Steel Mills and casinos from other points in Indiana or from Chicago. 
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2018, 08:30:50 PM »

So basically, Indiana has decided to do some Re-Cline-ing.  Nice.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2018, 04:13:35 PM »

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Indiana later proposed to extend I-294 east on the current Borman Expressway to Indiana State Route 912, before having it turn north at that point, west at U.S. Route 12, and then back to I-94, most likely somewhere on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 130th Street. The request was denied.[citation needed]

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What the fuck is wrong with you?

I'm glad this request was denied.  I-294 would be really confusing if it traveled along the Borman away from the city and then doubled back and headed back into the city.

(For an example of something similar, refer to proposed I-295 in NJ/PA which will happen when the Delaware Expy and the Penn Turnpike interchange is completed.)
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2018, 08:42:54 PM »

It looks like the bridge that collapsed in FL used the same engineer as the currently under construction Cline Ave. Bridge.

http://abc7chicago.com/engineers-behind-collapsed-fla-bridge-involved-in-east-chicago-project/3223988/
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2018, 09:07:40 PM »

Combine the Chicago Skyway and the Cline Ave. Bridge into an interstate tollway.

Yeah, pipe dream with obvious problems, but my thinking is that if you combine both somehow, it may keep more people on Cline, as well as most likely be a better value for the motorist. I've been known to be wrong, and I feel I'm wrong on this, but one can dream..

The old Cline Ave freeway, and the new one if/when it is ever finished, connects to the Toll Road at both ends, with the northwestern end 2-3 miles from the Skyway.  It's never been intended for, nor has it really been used for thru traffic.  It's for people heading to the Steel Mills and casinos from other points in Indiana or from Chicago. 

The 1971 Interim Chicago Area Transportation Study plan (can accessed from this site) did include an extension west to I-57.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2018, 10:28:38 PM »

Combine the Chicago Skyway and the Cline Ave. Bridge into an interstate tollway.

Yeah, pipe dream with obvious problems, but my thinking is that if you combine both somehow, it may keep more people on Cline, as well as most likely be a better value for the motorist. I've been known to be wrong, and I feel I'm wrong on this, but one can dream..

The old Cline Ave freeway, and the new one if/when it is ever finished, connects to the Toll Road at both ends, with the northwestern end 2-3 miles from the Skyway.  It's never been intended for, nor has it really been used for thru traffic.  It's for people heading to the Steel Mills and casinos from other points in Indiana or from Chicago. 

The 1971 Interim Chicago Area Transportation Study plan (can accessed from this site) did include an extension west to I-57.

This is a great link with historical perspectives on greater Chicago transportation planning.  The CATS-1960 planning document estimating requirements until 1980 was great stuff.  I am going to pass this on to some urban planning gurus who didn't grow up in this era.
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