Saturday, September 09, 2006

They call it Spaghetti Junction, but most of the residents of the Louisville area would consider it something closer to one of the more nefarious circles of Hell. It's the junction where interstates 64, 65 and 71 all come together at the Kennedy Bridge in downtown. Now, I've tried going to concerts at Deercreek on a Friday night and fighting with Indianapolis traffic as you leave 465 onto 69 on the northeast side, but for the sheer frustration daily of starts and stops, hurried moves to make quick connections, and a lot of potential for accidents.

This group makes a compelling argument for an alternative in downtown Louisville. It would remove a two mile stretch of I-64 on the waterfront, divert that interstate across a new bridge already in the works in eastern Jefferson County (and connect with I-265 in southern Indiana), with all sorts of proposed benefits. Of course, not everyone is a fan of either this plan or the bridges.

Interesting debates all around...

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