The I-65/I-70 reconstruction will reshape life and enterprise in Indianapolis for the next 50 years. With proper planning, the new inner loop can serve as a catalyst for economic growth and a magnet for job creation.
We owe it to future generations to make the most of this opportunity. That’s why we’re recommending a recessed, open-air interstate that will make room for additional economic development while improving connectivity and livability.
We want our region to experience these benefits in the short-term, not the distant future. We’re asking INDOT to revise the North Split plan so that it can accommodate a recessed, open-air interstate without significant reconstruction within the next ten years.
The Coalition’s Concept
The Rethink Coalition’s concept for I-65/I-70 would transform our existing interstate into an innovative system that easily accommodates traffic while setting Indianapolis up as a thriving 21st century city to rival any in the nation.
This approach 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. It would also contribute to improved quality of life, environmental/public health, social equity and neighborhood connectivity.
The Coalition’s concept would provide convenient entry/exit points to the interstate, while reconnecting the local grid. Parallel, at grade collector-distributor roadways would eliminate weaving on the interstate and more efficiently distribute traffic into the city grid.
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