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Old 05-26-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Thank you for the kind words. I've seen the old RR town of Cumberland, MD bisected by I-68 to where it's almost impossible for both the road and the city to co-exist.

He're looking at ya!

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That's a god awful mess, I-68 and Cumberland. I have to negotiate that every month and it's a pain. Not well thought out at all.

One thing that I would like for Denver to Colorado Springs is to do like New Jersey with a separate parallel road for semis.

Trains have a purpose in moving goods around long distances but you still need trucks to carry goods to the final destination.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Exclamation City, CDOT sign contract to redesign I-25

I thought this was the best thread for the news about the interstate thru Pueblo as it looks like Pueblo will finally get a 6 lane interstate thru the city. The cost is a little less then I had heard, 750 million to 1 billion, but still expensive. It should start by 2014 and take 10 years to build. That will be fun to watch and take pictures of. IMO, this is just more proof that this is Pueblo's time.

Denver got T-Rex, Colorado Springs got COSMIX, I wonder what cute name Pueblo will get for the project?



The Colorado Department of Transportation and Pueblo city officials have been working on the redesign of Interstate 25 for a decade and it could well be another 10 years before major changes in the $750 million to $1 billion project are actually built.

The link: http://www.chieftain.com/news/local/...cc4c03286.html
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Come on jazz..tell us the other-side-of-the-story about Joseppies white elephant 750 million to 1 billion project that he is so excited about...proving to the world yet again that Pueblo is likely to become the greatest city this planet has ever seen. Move over LA, move over NYC, move over London, move over Paris. Pueblo is gaining fast.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Come on jazz..tell us the other-side-of-the-story about Joseppies white elephant 750 million to 1 billion project that he is so excited about...proving to the world yet again that Pueblo is likely to become the greatest city this planet has ever seen. Move over LA, move over NYC, move over London, move over Paris. Pueblo is gaining fast.
Wooooooooooooooo! Yet another MONUMENTAL project that will change the face of western civilization! I'm sure the Chamber of Commerce has been flooded with calls and emails from people wanting to know more about the city. Why would I ever say that I want to leave Pueblo? Am I crazy? This city is about to become the cultural and financial capital of the universe! (Sarcasm)
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Come on jazz..tell us the other-side-of-the-story about Joseppies white elephant 750 million to 1 billion project that he is so excited about...proving to the world yet again that Pueblo is likely to become the greatest city this planet has ever seen. Move over LA, move over NYC, move over London, move over Paris. Pueblo is gaining fast.
You forgot Hong Kong! Perhaps that is the reason the New York Times is having issues, the Pueblo Chieftain is becoming the new national paper!



All joking aside Pueblo needs a better interstate as many interchanges in downtown have no acceleration lane and its a gamble getting on the interstate at times. Plus we do not have grid lock now but the traffic is heavy, over 70,000 cars a day on parts of the interstate thru the city. So as the city continues to grow, especially downtown with the Riverwalk and Convention Center, if nothing is done the interstate will be a major headache by 2020. Its nice to see CDOT being proactive for a change.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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...proving to the world yet again that Pueblo is likely to become the greatest city this planet has ever seen.
Ahahahaa!
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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My prediction is that the project will never happen. Given the dismal shape that CDOT is in financially--it has been delaying projects that have been "scheduled" time and again--for years--that if the @##&ing thing gets built by 2040, I'd be surprised. Truth is, before a shovel of dirt gets turned, the whole highway-centric piece of junk transportation system we have is going to become largely a crippled white elephant. Just like a lot of projected railroad projects in the late 19th Century that never got off the ground in Colorado, this thing will die as a historical footnote.

By the way, to give some idea of what I mean about CDOT delays, they may actually finish a highway improvement project in my area this year. Thing is, it was listed as a "high priority project" in about 1977, so it's only about 33 years behind schedule. Good thing that CDOT wasn't in charge of building the Egyptian pyramids--they'd still be working on them.

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Old 05-28-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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It will happen as I-25 thru Pueblo was never designed to carry the kind of traffic it does or is projected to carry by 2020. If not it will be a death trap and that is not good for anyone who travels it at all.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Come on jazz..tell us the other-side-of-the-story about Joseppies white elephant 750 million to 1 billion project that he is so excited about...proving to the world yet again that Pueblo is likely to become the greatest city this planet has ever seen. Move over LA, move over NYC, move over London, move over Paris. Pueblo is gaining fast.
Maybe they can get some money from the American Porkulus and Indebtedness Act to pay for it. Pueblo is a "city on the move".

I am all for this 1 billion dollar project as it will enable me to drive even more quickly thru Pueblo once done. That's worth a billion.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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It will happen as I-25 thru Pueblo was never designed to carry the kind of traffic it does or is projected to carry by 2020. If not it will be a death trap and that is not good for anyone who travels it at all.
What about a high speed bypass around the city? Most people want to get thru Pueblo as quickly as possible so a bypass could handle that traffic and the current system could stay in place. That would probably work better.
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