Gina, I'm not suggesting they move; I just noticed they've begun to do so.
The 1950s brought the baby boomers and the need for all kind of things, including subdivisions in suburbia.
Show of hands: How many drove on the Borman Expressway in the past week? (My hand's up.)
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Hand up. Crowded, yes. But it's still a quick route from point A to point B most days, and the traffic is to be expected in a metro area of this size.
Ward, can we avoid insults and keep this civil?
But did you notice the congestion? Did you get boxed in by trucks? I did.
The Borman was closed earlier today because of an accident. It happens frequently.
The Illiana isn't going to be a magic panacea for that problem, Doug. A good number of those trucks will still use the Borman and avoid a paid thoroughfare that's considerably out of their way in south Lake County.
I think I just responded to that issue about EMS. See earlier comments.
Marc, it is not out of their way for truckers coming north on I-65.
No, it wouldn't be for them, Rich. But I have a hard time seeing how this will remove the "truck boxing" effect Doug described.
A few incidents a year? The Borman is Indiana's busiest highway and it is treacherous.
I've also noticed the truck traffic on U.S. 30. In Valparaiso, the trucks are limited to the right lane. That lane takes a beating. So why limit the trucks to one lane? So other vehicles don't have to wait for a heavy truck to get up to highway speed. Think of all the trucks on local roads in south county. And look not just at the situation now, but what the situation will be in decades to come.
True, but all of the major Chicago interstates are treachrous. I suspect the Illiana will do little to change that.
One thing that hasn't surfaced so far tonight is that there's no more room for expansion on the Borman. All the more reason to build alternate routes.
We average one heavy truck accident on Northwest Indiana/South Suburban roadways each day. We've found that in our own investigations of heavy truck accident data provided by the Feds. The Illiana will not change those statistics.