Officials discuss new east-west corridor
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#1 Feb 13, 2008
I caught part of a report on this on 13 last night.
I heard comments about "you can't stop progress" and making the thing a 4-lane limited-access highway.
One of Henderson's flunkies said the other day "we'll have that beltway the governor wanted."
I think this is pretty similar to that damned TOLL ROAD scam that Lord Shorty tried to foist on us.
Again, politicans and politician-greasers (ACE, for instance):
Go to INDOT's site and read the CISTMS study! It says WE DO NOT NEED AN OUTER BELTWAY!!
#2 Feb 13, 2008
http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp... for video
Buyer, local leaders meet on 'east-west corridor'
Posted: Feb 12, 2008 05:14 PM EST
Updated: Feb 12, 2008 05:46 PM EST
Cat Andersen/Eyewitness News
Indianapolis - As more housing developments and shopping centers continue to sprout outside the metro area, the pressure is on to build more routes to access these growing areas.
Indiana Congressman Steve Buyer met with city and county leaders Tuesday to
discuss the latest plan to capitalize on this growth and connect these
counties 40 years down the road.
To keep up with growth, there is a new vision to build a square around the
Circle City - a set of corridors to connect the outlying state roads to the
interstates and the counties in between.
The plans would include Boone, Shelby and Johnson Counties. County and town
leaders are all taking a close look at the idea.
"You can't hold back progress you have to manage progress," said Rep. Buyer
"We need something like that but to get it done is another thing," said
Emery Miller, Greenwood resident.
Gov. Mitch Daniels halted his idea for an outer-belt toll road a year ago
after negative reaction from the public.
Interchanges like the one at I-65 and Main Street in Greenwood prompted the
initial conversation. City leaders say it's constantly overloaded with
traffic and the idea for the corridor is to relieve some of this congestion.
Now the question is what shape the corridor will take.
"Yes, you want four lanes, but what do you want it to be?" said Buyer.
Rep. Buyer says the original plan was to make it a four lane-corridor with
limited access. Fewer intersections and stopping points mean faster travel.
"You're not going to be able to move commerce quickly and people if it's
going to be Kokomo, Indiana and you've got a stop light at every
intersection," said Buyer.
Congressman Buyer hopes to get federal funding for the project. He says a
change in plans could jeopardize securing the money
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