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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2900 on: September 03, 2023, 08:55:13 PM »

The Muncie Bypass needs an exit at McGalliard Rd

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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2901 on: September 04, 2023, 08:44:32 AM »


Unsure why the Muncie bypass is still 55 mph and not at least 60 mph.

Anyone know when the muncie bypass was built?  :hmmm:

It started in the 1970s according to AARoads website on the bypass, which I researched for. I don't remember seeing an exact date but it is probably somewhere.

As for the 55 MPH speed limit? Probably the same reason I-465 is at 55, it probably considers the Muncie Bypass as "urban."

The Muncie Bypass needs an exit at McGalliard Rd
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While that would be nice, don't hold your breath. Muncie is not a growing community and the east side has seen even less growth. INDOT probably has no appetite for building an exit there unless Delaware County were to help. Another spot that would be perfect for an exit would be the Cowan Road intersection on the southwest side of the bypass, but again, no money or immediate need for one there. The space is set aside however.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2902 on: September 05, 2023, 04:38:59 PM »


Unsure why the Muncie bypass is still 55 mph and not at least 60 mph.

Anyone know when the muncie bypass was built?  :hmmm:

It started in the 1970s according to AARoads website on the bypass, which I researched for. I don't remember seeing an exact date but it is probably somewhere.

As for the 55 MPH speed limit? Probably the same reason I-465 is at 55, it probably considers the Muncie Bypass as "urban."

The Muncie Bypass needs an exit at McGalliard Rd
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While that would be nice, don't hold your breath. Muncie is not a growing community and the east side has seen even less growth. INDOT probably has no appetite for building an exit there unless Delaware County were to help. Another spot that would be perfect for an exit would be the Cowan Road intersection on the southwest side of the bypass, but again, no money or immediate need for one there. The space is set aside however.

Indiana law does not allow anything above 55 on a road without a median or barrier, which the portion west of Old SR 67 lacks either. Since there are traffic lights, railroad grade crossings, and no highway on the end of the bypass, INDOT probably kept it at 55 for consistency.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2903 on: September 07, 2023, 02:27:57 AM »

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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2904 on: September 07, 2023, 02:38:57 PM »

what they do to turn hwy 37 that runs between indianapolis and Bloomington to interstate 69 as what kind of upgrades?
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2905 on: September 07, 2023, 02:41:30 PM »

what they do to turn hwy 37 that runs between indianapolis and Bloomington to interstate 69 as what kind of upgrades?
See this thread:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=4855.0
It has been detailing the entire process of both the new terrain and upgraded 37 portions of I-69
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2906 on: September 10, 2023, 12:36:28 AM »


One thing that you may have noticed on the completed sections of these freeways: INDOT has adopted the practice of adding black stripes to the white stripes in the driving lanes, which will enhance safety during rainy conditions. Also, they have fully embraced the practice of using shortened dashed lines to warn of a terminiating/exiting lane.

https://www.in.gov/dot/div/contracts/standards/drawings/sep23/800e/e800%20combined%20pdfs/E808-DLIM.pdf

I guess that INDOT went through a massive revision on line markings (dotted line markings and markings on narrow bridges) as of September 2023...

https://www.in.gov/dot/div/contracts/standards/drawings/sep23/sep.htm
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2907 on: September 11, 2023, 04:02:56 PM »

This week, concrete restoration work on I-80/94 eastbound will enter the final phase, with the eastbound lanes shifted over to the left while work on the right lanes and outer shoulder commences.

The innermost lane will be in its current location, as a counter flow lane on the westbound side, with no ramp access until Central Avenue/I-65 North. The second lane will also be in its current location, but the two right lanes (and the occasional auxiliary lane) will shift over to join that second lane. This configuration will remain in place until the end of October.

Ramp closures will be taking place in staggered intervals during this time for repairs. Part one will close the ramp to both directions of Cline Avenue, as well as the eastbound entrance from Burr Street. Once one of those ramps open, the eastbound entrances and exits to both Grant Street and Broadway will close. Each respective closure will last two to three weeks.

This work coincides with all other restrictions currently in place along nearby I-65, with all work set to conclude in November.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2909 on: September 13, 2023, 09:57:50 AM »


Yesterday, a TV news report took a closer look at the status of the I-465 "Clear Path" project. According to the story, INDOT states the project is about 25% complete.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2910 on: September 14, 2023, 10:13:33 PM »

Effective today (9-14-23), INDOT has put a new detour into place for the closed ramp from I-65 north to I-80/94 west ramp in Gary.

Traffic will now be directed to the I-80/94 east C/D ramp, then will use the Central Avenue interchange to “slingshot”  back onto the I-80/94/65 C/D ramp, where traffic will be allowed to enter I-80/94 west.

To facilitate the above movement, the portion of Central Avenue between the two ramps will be closed to through traffic, including all ramp access. Local traffic using Central Avenue will likely be detoured via MLK Drive, 15th Avenue and Clay Street.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2911 on: September 15, 2023, 08:16:08 AM »

ROD Issued for Mid-States Corridor Project

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-09-15/pdf/2023-19810.pdf

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Mid-States Corridor Project in Indiana

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies.

SUMMARY: This notice announces final actions taken by FHWA and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS) relating to the proposed MidStates Corridor Project in southern Indiana. The public is advised that
FHWA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) which concludes the Tier 1 MidStates Corridor Project studies. The ROD
is combined with the Mid-States Corridor Project Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
prepared by FHWA and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA has approved the Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact
Statement (FEIS) for the Mid-States Corridor Project and issued the combined FEIS/ROD on September 15, 2023.

This FEIS and ROD identified Refined Alternative P as the Selected Alternative.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2912 on: September 15, 2023, 12:34:12 PM »

ROD Issued for Mid-States Corridor Project

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-09-15/pdf/2023-19810.pdf

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Mid-States Corridor Project in Indiana

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies.

SUMMARY: This notice announces final actions taken by FHWA and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS) relating to the proposed MidStates Corridor Project in southern Indiana. The public is advised that
FHWA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) which concludes the Tier 1 MidStates Corridor Project studies. The ROD
is combined with the Mid-States Corridor Project Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
prepared by FHWA and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA has approved the Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact
Statement (FEIS) for the Mid-States Corridor Project and issued the combined FEIS/ROD on September 15, 2023.

This FEIS and ROD identified Refined Alternative P as the Selected Alternative.
I'm getting to the point of agreeing with some of the locals that the project is not needed especially after looking at what they selected.  However, the are does need a bypass of Jasper to the commercial/manufacturing area and a bypass of Huntingburg with a four lane down to I-64.  That has been needed for over 40 years and all that has been done is two sections of super two highways of US 231 to drop off in the business section of Jasper and Huntingburg, and a super two around the south side of Jasper to veer IN 162 from going in town.  These solved minor problems, but all the while the towns have been developing and now some of the land that could have been easily used for the routing is now subdivisions and off limits.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2913 on: September 15, 2023, 12:42:28 PM »

When the Mid-States Corridor project is eventually constructed, would any of you utilize the improved US 231 corridor on a regular basis?
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2914 on: September 15, 2023, 10:06:05 PM »

this only makes sense as a super 2 or divided at grade highway. interstate through here would be insane.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2915 on: September 15, 2023, 11:58:07 PM »

this only makes sense as a super 2 or divided at grade highway. interstate through here would be insane.

I think they're shooting for a super 2 for the most part, with passing lanes as needed. Not sure about the bypass(es).

Also ... somewhere along the line Gov. Holcomb proposed some spot improvements for the existing 231, but I don't know what/where those are.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2916 on: September 23, 2023, 01:41:41 PM »


Yesterday, a TV news report took a closer look at the status of the I-465 "Clear Path" project. According to the story, INDOT states the project is about 25% complete.
This project is nearly in my back yard, but the information about it has been WOEFULLY LACKING, both from the contractors and from INDOT. The project website to date has been a bad joke and is a total embarrassment to our state! Both the I-69 Finish Line project and the recently completed I-65/I-70 North Split rebuild project have had MUCH more information available online and their websites featured regular, timely updates (including weekly drone flyover footage in the case of the North Split). Whomever is in charge of public relations/information for this "Clear Path" project should be fired immediately, IMHO!
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2917 on: September 23, 2023, 10:10:49 PM »

I think all major projects in Indiana should get drone flyovers. those were so cool for north split. I will say clear path news is very lacking. I don't know anything about that project other than the layouts and lane configs. they posted those a while ago.

 :hmmm: anyone have any idea what is going on on 65 between 465 and 865 on the west side? traffic backs up there a lot now and signs say avoid the area. what's going on over there?
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2918 on: September 23, 2023, 10:20:42 PM »


Yesterday, a TV news report took a closer look at the status of the I-465 "Clear Path" project. According to the story, INDOT states the project is about 25% complete.
This project is nearly in my back yard, but the information about it has been WOEFULLY LACKING, both from the contractors and from INDOT. The project website to date has been a bad joke and is a total embarrassment to our state! Both the I-69 Finish Line project and the recently completed I-65/I-70 North Split rebuild project have had MUCH more information available online and their websites featured regular, timely updates (including weekly drone flyover footage in the case of the North Split). Whomever is in charge of public relations/information for this "Clear Path" project should be fired immediately, IMHO!

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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2919 on: September 24, 2023, 12:10:25 PM »

I think all major projects in Indiana should get drone flyovers. those were so cool for north split. I will say clear path news is very lacking. I don't know anything about that project other than the layouts and lane configs. they posted those a while ago.

 :hmmm: anyone have any idea what is going on on 65 between 465 and 865 on the west side? traffic backs up there a lot now and signs say avoid the area. what's going on over there?
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/bulletins/370feb3
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2920 on: September 25, 2023, 09:39:19 PM »

As promised, exactly three weeks to the day, crews are set to reopen the I-65 north to I-80/94 west ramp after intensive concrete repair. The I-65 south to I-80/94 west ramp reopened the previous week. After tomorrow, the northbound entrance from Ridge Road will reopen, and full access to Central Avenue will be restored.

However, a series of ramp closures will be taking place for winterization. High friction surface treatment will take place on seven ramps along I-80/94 and I-65:

I-80/94 east to both directions of Calumet Avenue (staggered closures, north first, then south)
I-80/94 east to Burr Street north
I-80/94 east to Indiana 152 North (Indianapolis Boulevard)
I-80/94 east to Kennedy Avenue northbound
I-65 south to Ridge Road
I-65 south to US 231 (to coincide with the current closure due to the concrete restoration project, both works will be completed upon opening)

These ramps share one common theme: exiting from a high speed corridor to a ramp requiring a drop in speed of at least 20 mph. The closures are staggered, with work expected to start this week and lasting through mid-October, weather permitting.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2921 on: September 29, 2023, 05:19:11 PM »

However, a series of ramp closures will be taking place for winterization. High friction surface treatment will take place on seven ramps along I-80/94 and I-65:

These ramps share one common theme: exiting from a high speed corridor to a ramp requiring a drop in speed of at least 20 mph.

Being just off Lake Michigan and prone to wicked lake effect snow showers, this friction treatment is certainly welcome.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2922 on: October 02, 2023, 09:14:58 PM »

Has anyone ever had their E-ZPass fail to read on the Indiana Toll Road before?  I think I had that happen when driving home from the Peoria roadmeet.  When I got to Westpoint, the light stayed red and never turned green in the E-ZPass lane.  After a few seconds of this, I just went, not knowing what to do (the gate arm was either up or non-existent; I don't know if I even realized that the ITR had gate arms until I got to Portage).  My ticket system toll from Portage to Eastpoint posted to my E-ZPass account a week ago, so now I'm worried that I'm going to be stuck with a violation notice or something.  It's weird, in all the years I've had an E-ZPass account, I've never had an issue with my transponder being read before.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2923 on: October 02, 2023, 09:30:00 PM »

Has anyone ever had their E-ZPass fail to read on the Indiana Toll Road before?  I think I had that happen when driving home from the Peoria roadmeet.  When I got to Westpoint, the light stayed red and never turned green in the E-ZPass lane.  After a few seconds of this, I just went, not knowing what to do (the gate arm was either up or non-existent; I don't know if I even realized that the ITR had gate arms until I got to Portage).  My ticket system toll from Portage to Eastpoint posted to my E-ZPass account a week ago, so now I'm worried that I'm going to be stuck with a violation notice or something.  It's weird, in all the years I've had an E-ZPass account, I've never had an issue with my transponder being read before.
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Re: Indiana Notes
« Reply #2924 on: October 02, 2023, 09:41:43 PM »

Has anyone ever had their E-ZPass fail to read on the Indiana Toll Road before?

The toll plazas on the Indiana Toll Road seem to have issues in general - I'm recalling a stuck gate at a toll plaza making it on one of WBBM's traffic reports.
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