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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #200 on: March 30, 2011, 02:46:56 PM »

Not surprisingly, study found that interstate alternative reduced travel time the most, but that six-lane and eight-lane upgrades to Lamar Avenue would be more cost-effective.  Maybe TDOT will put actual study report (incorporating MPO & TDOT comments) on-line in near future.
I had a recent communication with TDOT re Cambridge Systematics Lamar Corridor study.  They are still making revisions to it after November comments from Memphis MPO.  They hope to finish it in about a month and will then present the revised version to the Memphis MPO, presumably at the May 26 meeting of the Transportation Policy Board.  They are finishing up some work on some intersections/interchanges resulting from MPO comments.  I-22 option presented to the MPO in November was "very expensive".  The report will not be "final" and available for public review until after the MPO officially signs off on it.

Here is a link to a December report from the Memphis Chamber regarding the November presentation to the MPO:

http://www.memphischamber.com/Newsroom/Access/December-2010-(1).aspx
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #201 on: March 31, 2011, 10:11:14 AM »

Here is a link to a December report from the Memphis Chamber regarding the November presentation to the MPO:
http://www.memphischamber.com/Newsroom/Access/December-2010-(1).aspx

From a roadgeek perspective, this would be a neat solution to the I-22 western terminus question: one of the proposed Southern Gateway routes would connect with I-22 at the MS/TN state line, and I-22 would then be routed over the Southern Gateway for a 2di terminus interchange with I-40 in Arkansas.  You could then have an I-x22 to the Memphis Airport to relieve the congestion along the southern part of the Lamar Corridor and go with a 6-lane or 8-lane widening of Lamar Avenue up to I-240:

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/location-location/Content?oid=2697539

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The plans jointly developed by TDOT, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Memphis and West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and the Federal Highway Administration offer seven two-mile-wide corridors where a new earthquake-proof bridge and connecting highway could be built ...
Another option adds a new highway connecting to I-22 near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line, leading over the river, and onto I-40.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #202 on: April 01, 2011, 10:41:03 PM »

Here's a link to a news story (with video from section in Marshall County) of Mississippi's installation of safety cables as part of upgrade to I-22, with installation along entire length of route in Mississippi anticipated to be completed by the end of this year:

http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-highway-cables-033011,0,7998714.story
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #203 on: April 02, 2011, 10:31:16 AM »

Safer than Jersey Barriers? Uhhhhhhhhhh NOOOOO. Safer than nothing but not Jersey Barriers.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #204 on: April 02, 2011, 11:09:39 AM »

Aren't they safer because they 'catch' the errant vehicle rather than redirecting it back out into traffic?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #205 on: April 02, 2011, 12:26:55 PM »

Depends on your definition of safe.  Cable barrier does less of a number on the errant car than swiping into a Jersey barrier will do.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #206 on: April 04, 2011, 09:17:02 AM »

I will be driving through the I-22/I-65 interchange on April 1st on my way to New Orleans.

My wife and I drove by it Sunday. I can't tell if anything major has been done but the equipment is definitely there and you can easily see where the current road ends. Fultondale could easily see a lot of good development right around that area, should be exciting. I hope it really won't take two more years.

After driving through during the weekend. I saw some bridge piers being constructed off the side of I-65. There is also a bridge with beams across part of it being built over I-65 to replace the current 47th Ave bridge. There is mostly a lot of land clearing going on right now.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #207 on: April 06, 2011, 11:02:36 AM »

I will be driving through the I-22/I-65 interchange on April 1st on my way to New Orleans.

My wife and I drove by it Sunday. I can't tell if anything major has been done but the equipment is definitely there and you can easily see where the current road ends. Fultondale could easily see a lot of good development right around that area, should be exciting. I hope it really won't take two more years.

After driving through during the weekend. I saw some bridge piers being constructed off the side of I-65. There is also a bridge with beams across part of it being built over I-65 to replace the current 47th Ave bridge. There is mostly a lot of land clearing going on right now.

That's cool. We came by it from the city, I thought about it turning around and coming back by but we moved on. I figured north to south might be a better vantagepoint - or at least just worthy of a second look. I'll have to check it out again soon - preferably on a day when they are actually working.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #208 on: April 26, 2011, 08:11:06 PM »

I-22 should be extended to I-20...using parts of Northern Beltline......
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #209 on: April 26, 2011, 09:36:09 PM »

Better idea:  extend it to I-20/59 near the airport.  Less expensive than building that huge chunk of the Northern Beltline.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #210 on: April 27, 2011, 12:29:34 AM »

yeah.. that works too, froggie... it would just be easier to end it at i-20/59 interchange.. but i did not know there is a cemetery in the way...
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #211 on: April 27, 2011, 07:56:02 PM »

That's one of the reasons there is a sharp curve on the I-20 ramp at its interchange with I-59 is due to the cemetery.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.547261,-86.747103&spn=0.007976,0.013797&z=16
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #212 on: April 27, 2011, 08:01:49 PM »

That's one of the reasons there is a sharp curve on the I-20 ramp at its interchange with I-59 is due to the cemetery.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.547261,-86.747103&spn=0.007976,0.013797&z=16

were they trying to drum up some business?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #213 on: April 27, 2011, 09:02:51 PM »

That's one of the reasons there is a sharp curve on the I-20 ramp at its interchange with I-59 is due to the cemetery.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.547261,-86.747103&spn=0.007976,0.013797&z=16

Yeah, and some of us (me) would like it to stay that way.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #214 on: April 28, 2011, 12:46:28 AM »

yeah.. i drove on the sharp curve on the I-20 ramp.. it was fun.. but at the same time the cemetery should be moved.. i guess it could be called "Dead Man's Curve" haha.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #215 on: May 05, 2011, 11:26:19 AM »

yeah.. i drove on the sharp curve on the I-20 ramp.. it was fun.. but at the same time the cemetery should be moved.. i guess it could be called "Dead Man's Curve" haha.

I believe it is called that by the locals.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #216 on: May 05, 2011, 02:41:04 PM »

oh i didn't know that.. but yes 25 mph curve.. wow.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #217 on: May 05, 2011, 04:39:48 PM »

yeah.. i drove on the sharp curve on the I-20 ramp.. it was fun.. but at the same time the cemetery should be moved.. i guess it could be called "Dead Man's Curve" haha.

I believe it is called that by the locals.

It is.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #218 on: May 06, 2011, 04:51:14 PM »

Both the cemetery and the airport are in the way of building to the 20 and 59 split.  Cemetery more so than the airport, as it blocks the interchange from going west.  The only place I can see it going is near the Tallapoosa St. interchange, in fact, probably demolishing said interchange to make room for I - 22.  That or building ramps to I - 20 / 59 east just east of Tallapoosa St. and builting an exit for East Lake Blvd that exits to / from west 22.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #219 on: May 06, 2011, 09:16:18 PM »

I agree with Daniel Fiddler... as well as taking out some buildings and homes along I-22 path towards the future interchange with I-65 that is under construction.... If that is true.. wow money is gonna be so expensive.. and from what i see on Google Maps, it looks like probably 2 or 3 miles before I-22 can meet I-20/59 near their split.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #220 on: May 07, 2011, 11:37:07 AM »

I had read the idea to connect to tallapoosa was already under consideration.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #221 on: May 07, 2011, 11:26:30 PM »

Really.. where did you find that information, Tourian? I am curious.. :)
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #222 on: May 08, 2011, 07:44:34 AM »

It's nothing new.  I commented on something similar in another thread.  The Birmingham MPO has been wanting to study an extension of I-22 to I-20/59 for at least 10 years...likely longer.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #223 on: May 08, 2011, 11:41:50 AM »

It's nothing new.  I commented on something similar in another thread.  The Birmingham MPO has been wanting to study an extension of I-22 to I-20/59 for at least 10 years...likely longer.


I saw your comments in another thread. I agree with what you just said.. there's just too many things to tackle with before extending I-22 farther east... but I would be surprised if Birmingham MPO somehow got funds for it.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #224 on: May 14, 2011, 06:56:22 PM »

Just a minor sidenote: the speed limit of I-22 in Alabama has been raised from 65 to 70.
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