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62nd Street Multi Use Path under construction

62nd Street Multi Use Path under construction
I reported on the 62nd street multi-use path plans nearly a year and a half ago and I am happy to report that real earth is now being turned towards the realization of the planning. Tree removal along 62nd street has been occurring for a few weeks now. Last week, median reconfiguration began and finished. This week, pavement along the south side of 62nd street and adjacent to the Glendale Shopping Center is being removed. With the removal of pavement, one of the most significant portions of this trail, in my opinion, is now taking place; that being the full removal of one automobile travel lane...
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INDOT breaks ground on I-69 widening

INDOT breaks ground on I-69 widening
Last week, INDOT commenced work on I-69 at the interchange with state road 37 and 116th street, on Indianapolis’ NE side. According to INDOT’s page on the project, work is being conducted, “To alleviate the existing bottleneck at the I-69 interchange at 116th Street/State Road 37 (SR 37), the current design will be reconfigured.”  The work will obstruct traffic flow for the 2012 & 2013 construction season. At first read, this project is much cheaper and less invasive than the previously proposed $500 million reconfiguration of the entire stretch of 69 from 465 north to...
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Friday Fun: Confessions of an Urbanist

This is an idea we have kicked around in our blog’s e-mail threads.   I know that I personally do quite a few things out of character for a person who runs an urban affairs blog, and this is the post where I mention a few of them. 1.  Golf.  I play golf.  Not very often, but I grew up playing the game, and I still enjoy hitting the links about 5-6 times a year.  I also am a fan of disc golf, which is probably more acceptable in urbanist circles. 2.  Road Trips or other vacations.  I have traveled relatively extensively, mostly by car or plane, which of course are not very good for...
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May 2012 Wallpaper

May 2012 Wallpaper
Here is May’s wallpaper brought to you from Mass Ave. Hope you enjoy! 2560 x 1600,1280 x 853, 1280 x 1024, 1366 x 768
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Irvington Streetscape Project underway

Irvington Streetscape Project underway
After 7 long years of fundraising and background legal work, the Irvington streetscape project kicked off yesterday.   Photos of the groundbreaking can be seen via the Irvington Development Organization’s facebook page.  This project will help reclaim Washington Street for pedestrians in the neighborhood, which has seen a good deal of new locally-owned businesses open in the past few years. According to the article in the Indianapolis Star, the first phase will take place on the 5 blocks between Irvington and Bolton Avenues, which could also be considered Downtown Irvington: The second phase...
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