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Re: I-80/94 between I-294 and I-65
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2020, 10:46:12 PM »

After suffering the I-80/I-94 corridor today, I think it really needs more message boards and other ITS components, similar to the equipment added to I-90 between Barrington Road and the Tri-State.  It could also use one or more signed emergency detour/incident bypass routes.

Another way to get the Toll Road prior to Cline would also be nice - perhaps add a half interchange (EB entrance/WB exit) on the Toll Road at Indianapolis Boulevard.

The pavement on I-80/I-94 is also not holding up, despite the amount of construction.
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Re: I-80/94 between I-294 and I-65
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2020, 03:18:37 PM »

After suffering the I-80/I-94 corridor today, I think it really needs more message boards and other ITS components, similar to the equipment added to I-90 between Barrington Road and the Tri-State.  It could also use one or more signed emergency detour/incident bypass routes.

Another way to get the Toll Road prior to Cline would also be nice - perhaps add a half interchange (EB entrance/WB exit) on the Toll Road at Indianapolis Boulevard.

The pavement on I-80/I-94 is also not holding up, despite the amount of construction.

Have you looked at what is at the Toll Road and Indianapolis Blvd?
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6129128,-87.483617,1729m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
Plus, having that rail line right up against the highway is a problem. You would need to shift the road or the railway before even thinking of an EB entrance ramp. WB exit is not much more doable because of the river and the businesses on Roxana Dr.

There's a reason why Calumet Ave/141st St is the full interchange west of Cline. Now if they could figure out a way to extend Cline Ave west to the Bishop Ford, that would help take some traffic.
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Re: I-80/94 between I-294 and I-65
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2020, 04:01:59 PM »

After suffering the I-80/I-94 corridor today, I think it really needs more message boards and other ITS components, similar to the equipment added to I-90 between Barrington Road and the Tri-State.  It could also use one or more signed emergency detour/incident bypass routes.

Another way to get the Toll Road prior to Cline would also be nice - perhaps add a half interchange (EB entrance/WB exit) on the Toll Road at Indianapolis Boulevard.

The pavement on I-80/I-94 is also not holding up, despite the amount of construction.

IMO, the tollway did a really poor job on I-80/294. They didnít rebuild the crossroad bridges and they seemed to cut corners in a lot of places (i.e, narrow shoulders). Should have gone for 5 lanes in each direction IMO.
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Re: I-80/94 between I-294 and I-65
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2020, 05:18:14 PM »

IMO, the tollway did a really poor job on I-80/294. They didnít rebuild the crossroad bridges and they seemed to cut corners in a lot of places (i.e, narrow shoulders). Should have gone for 5 lanes in each direction IMO.
Considering the Thornton Quarry, I would imagine that creates an engineering concern to expand 80/294 in this stretch

And without corresponding capacity increases on 80/94 by IDOT and INDOT, it wouldn't prove a whole lot, either
« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 05:45:37 PM by ilpt4u »
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Re: I-80/94 between I-294 and I-65
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2020, 05:33:24 PM »

After suffering the I-80/I-94 corridor today, I think it really needs more message boards and other ITS components, similar to the equipment added to I-90 between Barrington Road and the Tri-State.  It could also use one or more signed emergency detour/incident bypass routes.

Another way to get the Toll Road prior to Cline would also be nice - perhaps add a half interchange (EB entrance/WB exit) on the Toll Road at Indianapolis Boulevard.

The pavement on I-80/I-94 is also not holding up, despite the amount of construction.

Have you looked at what is at the Toll Road and Indianapolis Blvd?
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6129128,-87.483617,1729m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
Plus, having that rail line right up against the highway is a problem. You would need to shift the road or the railway before even thinking of an EB entrance ramp. WB exit is not much more doable because of the river and the businesses on Roxana Dr.

There's a reason why Calumet Ave/141st St is the full interchange west of Cline. Now if they could figure out a way to extend Cline Ave west to the Bishop Ford, that would help take some traffic.

Between the Defense Logistics Facility and Wolf Lake, there's zero chance of extending Cline. The only thing that comes even close to possible is along or above the railway from where the Toll Road crosses Columbia, along Hudson St in Hammond, though the Forest Preserve in Burnham, and along 142nd St in Dolton to the Bishop Ford.

But even that is far closer to fictional territory than realistic.
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Re: I-80/94 between I-294 and I-65
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2020, 05:38:03 PM »

IMO, the tollway did a really poor job on I-80/294. They didnít rebuild the crossroad bridges and they seemed to cut corners in a lot of places (i.e, narrow shoulders). Should have gone for 5 lanes in each direction IMO.
Considering the Thornton Quarry, I would imaged that creates an engineering concern to expand 80/294 in this stretch

And without corresponding capacity increases on 80/94 by IDOT and INDOT, it wouldn't prove a whole lot, either

Traffic backups are most often east of where 294 ends as you get the traffic from 94 added into the traffic from 80.
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Re: I-80/94 between I-294 and I-65
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2020, 08:52:02 PM »

After suffering the I-80/I-94 corridor today, I think it really needs more message boards and other ITS components, similar to the equipment added to I-90 between Barrington Road and the Tri-State.  It could also use one or more signed emergency detour/incident bypass routes.

Another way to get the Toll Road prior to Cline would also be nice - perhaps add a half interchange (EB entrance/WB exit) on the Toll Road at Indianapolis Boulevard.

The pavement on I-80/I-94 is also not holding up, despite the amount of construction.

Have you looked at what is at the Toll Road and Indianapolis Blvd?
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6129128,-87.483617,1729m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
Plus, having that rail line right up against the highway is a problem. You would need to shift the road or the railway before even thinking of an EB entrance ramp. WB exit is not much more doable because of the river and the businesses on Roxana Dr.

There's a reason why Calumet Ave/141st St is the full interchange west of Cline. Now if they could figure out a way to extend Cline Ave west to the Bishop Ford, that would help take some traffic.

Between the Defense Logistics Facility and Wolf Lake, there's zero chance of extending Cline. The only thing that comes even close to possible is along or above the railway from where the Toll Road crosses Columbia, along Hudson St in Hammond, though the Forest Preserve in Burnham, and along 142nd St in Dolton to the Bishop Ford.

But even that is far closer to fictional territory than realistic.
Oh I agree. Extending Cline is far fetched. Hence why I said "If you could figure out a way". Honestly, I would like to tie it into the 130th St interchange instead of down by Dolton but that's problematic too.
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