RONALD REAGAN PARKWAY
Currently several sections of the Ronald Reagan parkway have been constructed. The parkway once completed will extend from the Six Points Interchange @ I-70 in Hendricks county to the IN-267 @ I-65 Interchange in Boone county. This corridor will be constructed as a 4 lane urban parkway or 2 lane rural parkway alogn the west side of the greater Indianapolis metro area. It will link the communities of Lebanon, Brownsburg, Avon, Plainfield and the Airport.
Six Points Interchange to CR 200 South - This section is complete and is a median devided 4 lane major arterial.
CR 200 South to US-36 (Rockville Road) - Right of way has been preserved and it just needs to be brought to construction. Once it is under construction this site will be updated. It is dificuolt to determine who is leading construction of this project or what the timeline is.
US-36 (Rockville Road) to CR 300 North - This section is complete and open to traffic. Currently it is constructed as a 2 lane arterial street, but it has enough right of way preserved to widen it to 4 lanes or even 6 lanes if necessary. It is possible as traffic demand increases that this could be done.
CR 300 North to Just North of US-136 - This section of the parkway is currently planned as a rural limited acces roadway. Currently it is assumed that the roadway will be 2 lanes with room to expand to 4 lanes at a future time. Construction of a new overpass at US-136 and the railroad is also part of this project. Currently there is no timeline available for this project, and it is uncertain which agency is responsible for this project. Once that information is available it will be updated.
Just North of US-136 to 56th Street (CR 600N) - This was the most recently completed section of the parkway which was completed in 2009. This section and the new interchange at I-74 paves the way for the completion of the northern sections of the parkway. Currently this only serves as a connector road for US-136 and 56th Street.
This final section of the Ronald Reagan Parkway was not in the original plans. Once complete it will link I-74 to I-65 near the IN-267 interchange. This
VISIONS FOR RONALD REAGAN PARKWAY
- The idea of a cute little parkway embellished with cute little adornments is not necessary. it is better to preserve the parkway for possible expansion as an expressway.
- Interchanges and grade separations at key places are necessary. Particularly at US-40 and US-36
- At grade driveways and parking entrances should be avoided at all costs. The only exception is at the hospital entrance.
- Traffic Signals and at grade intersections should be limited to a bare minimum. Residential collector streets should access the parkway via one of the other arterials.
- All at grade intersections along the parkway should be signalized.
- The parkway should be considered for addition to the state highway system as route 100.
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