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Author Topic: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?  (Read 950 times)

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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 09:00:15 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

It's already depressed  :-D the whole freeway goes below grade for the south split, both 65 and 70. this would be a great cap candidate though. it could be like Columbus ohio.  (the interstates come in above grade but the interchange is below grade) i like how they propose something that's actually a good idea!  :-D
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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 09:01:34 PM »

I thought this was about forum regions at first...
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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 10:26:33 PM »

In Milwaukee the Mitchell Interchange was a similar interchange which was lowered with 3 cut and cover tunnels. The rebuild turned out and it would be great if Indy would try a similar design.
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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2022, 10:47:42 PM »

only barrier is obvious...money  :-D no way this happens any time soon anyway. i bet the environmental alone takes like 3-5 yrs.
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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2022, 11:56:32 PM »

I thought this was about forum regions at first...
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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2022, 12:15:57 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
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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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2022, 04:04:09 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
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.

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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Re: Indy south split proposed rebuild, go low?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2022, 01:16:06 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.
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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