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(Fox 59)   Indiana Department of Transportation wants you know how close they are to completion with the I-69 Finish Line. Nice   (fox59.com) divider line
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2021-04-20 9:46:58 PM  
Sixty Nine? Isn't that a little bit on the nose?

You should see what traffic is like on ninety five.
 
2021-04-20 9:48:23 PM  
The bridge to Kentucky is many, many years away.
 
2021-04-20 9:53:52 PM  
Seems odd to build a shoe store in the middle of a highway. But mmkay.

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2021-04-20 9:54:43 PM  
14% isn't "close" subby.
 
2021-04-20 9:54:55 PM  
I know people are in a hurry to get out of Indiana but swallowing a load of goo is pretty desperate
 
2021-04-20 9:58:40 PM  
Well, hopefully everyone can finish together.
 
2021-04-20 10:03:42 PM  

casual disregard: Sixty Nine? Isn't that a little bit on the nose?

You should see what traffic is like on ninety five.


A little on the nose, a lot on the nose, it's really up to you and your partner.
 
2021-04-20 10:08:01 PM  
"The Indiana Department of Transportation has added another method of leaving Indiana. You're Welcome."

/Been to Indiana. Rural and Urban. Only place I've ever fallen in love at first sight... then saw her SS Skull tattoo across her throat. For a second I heard Nielsen's opening strains of Maskerade give way to  thundering drums arpeggiated guitar, and started looking for a grave... then my blood cooled, and I remember they lost, took 46 years to find their ass with both hands and she probably already had a violent boyfriend and herpes, anyway...
//...but for 5 seconds? 11.362/10.
///Beautiful black line tattoos up and down the side of her arms. Farkin' Hitler.
 
2021-04-20 10:12:12 PM  

12349876: The bridge to Kentucky is many, many years away.


More like the bridge away from Kentucky.
 
2021-04-20 10:16:27 PM  

Summoner101: 12349876: The bridge to Kentucky is many, many years away.

More like the bridge away from Kentucky.


Evansville isn't that much of an upgrade.
 
2021-04-20 10:17:38 PM  
I'm ready to leave both the city & and the state.  I cannot knock the first half of my life in indy, I've had good jobs & a reasonably cheap cost of living.  but I am so sick of the weather &.... well, its basically the weather.  The uptick in crime the last 4-5 years has kind of raised my eyebrows as well. The dumb republican governance too, but I recognize there are red hats everywhere so just gotta live with that.

I'm paying my house off soon, saving for four years, and when i turn 45 I'm moving someplace that doesn't get below 40 throughout the year.
 
2021-04-20 10:19:49 PM  

Mrtraveler01: 14% isn't "close" subby.



It's a lot closer to 'completion' than I thought. I've been out of Indiana so long, I didn't know that I-69 is already complete from Evansville to Martinsville, and this project is just upgrading US 37 to a limited access / Interstate higway for that last section. While parts are still yet to be upgraded, it runs from Canada (@ Port Huron) to Mexico as part of NAFTA.
 
2021-04-20 10:24:07 PM  

phedex: I'm ready to leave both the city & and the state.  I cannot knock the first half of my life in indy, I've had good jobs & a reasonably cheap cost of living.  but I am so sick of the weather &.... well, its basically the weather.  The uptick in crime the last 4-5 years has kind of raised my eyebrows as well. The dumb republican governance too, but I recognize there are red hats everywhere so just gotta live with that.

I'm paying my house off soon, saving for four years, and when i turn 45 I'm moving someplace that doesn't get below 40 throughout the year.


Someone isn't taking the snow too well.

I mean what do you expect it's only *checks calendar* April 20th. Of course it'll be 60 by Friday.

And don't move to Colorado, it goes from 70 and sunny to 30 and blizzard like in just hours. At least the timeline isn't as ridiculous here in the Midwest.
 
2021-04-20 10:30:42 PM  
RIP the Hoosier Gazette (a now defunct satire news site)

from Snopes
Now yet another entry from the Hoosier Gazette has made the news, this one proclaiming that Indiana Congressman John Hostettler is attempting to introduce legislation to rename Interstate 69 (because the pronunciation of its common abbreviation, I-69, sounds like a slang term for a sexual position). The spoof has caused no small amount of consternation at Congressman Hostettler's office, where aides have been kept busy handling calls about the fictional legislation:
 
2021-04-20 10:30:53 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Summoner101: 12349876: The bridge to Kentucky is many, many years away.

More like the bridge away from Kentucky.

Evansville isn't that much of an upgrade.


compared to Henderson it is. Maybe Owensboro too..
 
2021-04-20 10:44:26 PM  
Way too early to say they're finished. Someone's bound to sneeze and have to fix it multiple times, etc.

can't wait for them to finally finish it, it's become long in the tooth.
 
2021-04-20 10:49:52 PM  

jevans47403: Way too early to say they're almost finished. Someone's bound to sneeze and have to fix it multiple times, etc.

can't wait for them to finally finish it, it's become long in the tooth.


It's taken too long and it's ridiculous. Love it cause it shaves a half hour off when going to Evansville.
 
2021-04-20 10:53:20 PM  
Roman GianArthur - I-69
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2021-04-20 11:09:06 PM  
I-69? Sweet. I'll get a I-69 sign and put it up in my garage next to my other freeway sign.

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2021-04-20 11:48:54 PM  
driving on it now with it one-lane with idiots that don't know what cruise control is infuriating .
 
2021-04-21 12:06:48 AM  

Mrtraveler01: 14% isn't "close" subby.


14% of the last of six sections, so that's really 86% of the entire project.  I remember when they were doing the section through Monroe county all my Bloomington friends were biatching and moaning about how it snarled up traffic on the west side of town for months on end.
 
2021-04-21 12:42:39 AM  
I 69 also. Glad to see Im in like minded company
 
2021-04-21 12:52:51 AM  

12349876: The bridge to Kentucky is many, many years away.


As sort of plum, dangling just out of reach.
 
2021-04-21 8:10:33 AM  

Mrtraveler01: phedex: I'm ready to leave both the city & and the state.  I cannot knock the first half of my life in indy, I've had good jobs & a reasonably cheap cost of living.  but I am so sick of the weather &.... well, its basically the weather.  The uptick in crime the last 4-5 years has kind of raised my eyebrows as well. The dumb republican governance too, but I recognize there are red hats everywhere so just gotta live with that.

I'm paying my house off soon, saving for four years, and when i turn 45 I'm moving someplace that doesn't get below 40 throughout the year.

Someone isn't taking the snow too well.

I mean what do you expect it's only *checks calendar* April 20th. Of course it'll be 60 by Friday.

And don't move to Colorado, it goes from 70 and sunny to 30 and blizzard like in just hours. At least the timeline isn't as ridiculous here in the Midwest.


Exactly!!! looking out my window on the 3rd weekend of april, I should have the screen door open with fresh air coming in.  not turning the furnace back on because it decides to get into the 20's & snow again.
 
2021-04-21 9:53:26 AM  

DrWhy: Mrtraveler01: 14% isn't "close" subby.

14% of the last of six sections, so that's really 86% of the entire project.  I remember when they were doing the section through Monroe county all my Bloomington friends were biatching and moaning about how it snarled up traffic on the west side of town for months on end.


Traffic on the west side was a nightmare before the project.  All the SR-37 intersections had stoplights, so you had truckers heading to Indy who had to stop multiple times, which increased travel time and reduce fuel economy.

The intersections have been redesigned as off-ramps, with traffic circles at each end.  Very nice to head south, take an off-ramp, drive over SR-37/I-69 and onto surface streets on the east side generally without having to stop at all.

The trip bypassing Martinsville is pretty bad right now.  Had to make the drive into Indy several times this year, and it was 2 hours from my place in Bloomington to Methodist Hospital, and that's even with taking was is essentially a straight shot on surface streets from well south on 37 to Methodist.  If you're lucky, you can hit a lot of green lights and keep around 30 MPH.  Damn good speed for downtown Indy.

While I questioned the overall need for I-69, given that it was estimated at the outset to reduce total drive time from Indy to Evansville by less than 30 minutes, the redesigned off-ramps will save a lot of lives (and thus money) over the lifetime of the highway.
 
2021-04-21 10:44:13 AM  

indy_kid: DrWhy: Mrtraveler01: 14% isn't "close" subby.

14% of the last of six sections, so that's really 86% of the entire project.  I remember when they were doing the section through Monroe county all my Bloomington friends were biatching and moaning about how it snarled up traffic on the west side of town for months on end.

Traffic on the west side was a nightmare before the project.  All the SR-37 intersections had stoplights, so you had truckers heading to Indy who had to stop multiple times, which increased travel time and reduce fuel economy.

The intersections have been redesigned as off-ramps, with traffic circles at each end.  Very nice to head south, take an off-ramp, drive over SR-37/I-69 and onto surface streets on the east side generally without having to stop at all.

The trip bypassing Martinsville is pretty bad right now.  Had to make the drive into Indy several times this year, and it was 2 hours from my place in Bloomington to Methodist Hospital, and that's even with taking was is essentially a straight shot on surface streets from well south on 37 to Methodist.  If you're lucky, you can hit a lot of green lights and keep around 30 MPH.  Damn good speed for downtown Indy.

While I questioned the overall need for I-69, given that it was estimated at the outset to reduce total drive time from Indy to Evansville by less than 30 minutes, the redesigned off-ramps will save a lot of lives (and thus money) over the lifetime of the highway.


I remember when they first started building traffic circles at some intersections in B-town.  Not the I-69 project ones, but like the one at the intersection of High St, Rogers, and Winslow Road.  It really helped traffic flow in those spots.  They're also great for 'weird' intersections, like this one spot in my hometown called 'five points' because five roads all come together in one intersection it was always a headache to go through there and a big hot spot for car crashes.  They turned it into a traffic circle and its much safer and simpler now.

/CSB?
 
2021-04-21 12:37:22 PM  

indy_kid: DrWhy: Mrtraveler01: 14% isn't "close" subby.

14% of the last of six sections, so that's really 86% of the entire project.  I remember when they were doing the section through Monroe county all my Bloomington friends were biatching and moaning about how it snarled up traffic on the west side of town for months on end.

Traffic on the west side was a nightmare before the project.  All the SR-37 intersections had stoplights, so you had truckers heading to Indy who had to stop multiple times, which increased travel time and reduce fuel economy.

The intersections have been redesigned as off-ramps, with traffic circles at each end.  Very nice to head south, take an off-ramp, drive over SR-37/I-69 and onto surface streets on the east side generally without having to stop at all.

The trip bypassing Martinsville is pretty bad right now.  Had to make the drive into Indy several times this year, and it was 2 hours from my place in Bloomington to Methodist Hospital, and that's even with taking was is essentially a straight shot on surface streets from well south on 37 to Methodist.  If you're lucky, you can hit a lot of green lights and keep around 30 MPH.  Damn good speed for downtown Indy.

While I questioned the overall need for I-69, given that it was estimated at the outset to reduce total drive time from Indy to Evansville by less than 30 minutes, the redesigned off-ramps will save a lot of lives (and thus money) over the lifetime of the highway.


I live in Indy, have family in bedford.  What i've been doing when i need to go down there, is take I-65 down & either cut through brown county to bloomington to hit 37, or seymour to bedford.  the time difference is maybe 10 minutes more max than what i would do traditionally from indy going down 37.
 
2021-04-21 2:43:00 PM  
Have you tried going down 67/39 from I-465 and then cutting over to pick up 37/I-69 at Martinsville?  I used that route (in reverse, obvs) whenever I would go up to the Indy airport from Bloomington.
 
2021-04-21 2:45:47 PM  

DrWhy: Have you tried going down 67/39 from I-465 and then cutting over to pick up 37/I-69 at Martinsville?  I used that route (in reverse, obvs) whenever I would go up to the Indy airport from Bloomington.


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