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A Shift in Our Focus
Downtown I-65/I-70 is wearing out and must be rebuilt from the ground up. This project presents us with an incredible opportunity to take our state to the next level, but we only have one chance to get it right. So for the past 18 months, the Rethink 65/70 Coalition has been working to maximize the potential of the I-65/I-70 reconstruction to boost economic opportunities and improve quality of life in Indiana.
Initially, the Coalition focused our efforts on improving plans for the North Split interchange (the first phase of construction). We’re grateful to INDOT for listening and making some significant changes to their original design. More recently, we have pushed the state’s planners to make the North Split design more compatible with a future recessed highway. Some of these conversations were productive, but ultimately, the state rejected our most innovative solutions.
As we move forward, the Coalition has decided it’s time to shift our strategic focus. The state has made clear that it is determined to continue with its current plan for the North Split, so the Coalition is now concentrating our efforts on 1) INDOT’s Context Sensitive Solution Process and 2) comprehensive planning for future stages of reconstruction.
Our focus has shifted, but our vision remains the same: improving economic growth, driving job creation and increasing quality of life. We are committed to transforming downtown Indianapolis and making the I-65/I-70 Inner Loop better for everyone involved.
“Our vision is to take Indiana to the next level by improving transportation and quality of life.”
This is about more than transportation. The reconstruction of I-65/I-70 will reshape the core of our state, affecting economic development, housing and public health. The Coalition’s Recessed Highway Concept would free up 83 acres of developable land, which could eventually generate more than $2 billion in economic development and at least $55 million a year in additional property tax revenue.
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