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Unread 08-12-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Oh my, the hostility. How can anyone put down I-69? Hwy 59 is near freeway standards most of the way. It's not even a new route, just a new name.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Exactly. 69 would benefit the whole state. Other states have been fast tracking their 69 alignments as well. It would only help open up Texas more. 59 is built to interstate standard (or currently under construction to) in many parts of the state. 59 within the Beltway (but not inside 610 yet) already has I-69 signage.
It will get done in our lifetimes (I'm 21).
Take vitamins, drink plenty of water and exercise... The Texas portion alone for the I-69 project is valued at over $16 billion, with a B.

From an article dated Jan 22, 2013:
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The prospects for a completed I-69 are falling apart not only in Indiana but also in Tennessee and possibly in other states.

As this article shows [see Citing Lack of Funds,Tennessee Calls Off $1.5 Billion Highway Project], Tennessee is done with I-69. Neither Kentucky nor Indiana have money to build the new bridge over the Ohio River, and Indiana has run out of money to complete the highway to Indianapolis. It is important to remember that many of the presumed economic benefit of I-69 are based on a completed Canada to Mexico route and, in Indiana, on a completed Evansville to Indy route. Neither route is likely to be completed any time in the near future, if ever.

Had Enough Indy ?: Guest Post - I-69 Coming Undone in Tennessee
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Take vitamins, drink plenty of water and exercise... The Texas portion alone for the I-69 project is valued at over $16 billion, with a B.

From an article dated Jan 22, 2013:
Why would you go and dig for an older article when there are plenty of newer ones available? Like this one: Pence Wants Public-Private Partnerships To Fund Rest Of I-69 | News - Indiana Public Media
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Please your just jealous because your town is not a part of the booming I 35 corridor. I 69 will be built but it will never compete with the I 35 corridor.
Whats to be jealous about? We don't have to be on 35 to be booming. What metro gained the most last decade? Spank you very much
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:01 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Take vitamins, drink plenty of water and exercise... The Texas portion alone for the I-69 project is valued at over $16 billion, with a B.

From an article dated Jan 22, 2013:
It very well may take a special spending bill attached to some Federal budget proposal. Of course some politicians in our state will probably be fighting tooth and nail to defeat any such bill. I wonder where they will be from?
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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It very well may take a special spending bill attached to some Federal budget proposal. Of course some politicians in our state will probably be fighting tooth and nail to defeat any such bill. I wonder where they will be from?
Even Rick Perry has asked for more funds for 69 recently. If the Feds wanna start spending on infrastructure, 69 wil be one of the top projects imo. The next cross country interstate connecting a populated center in Mexico with a populated center in Canada and spurring growth in US cities along its route. Some of these small towns are banking on it.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Why would you go and dig for an older article when there are plenty of newer ones available? Like this one: Pence Wants Public-Private Partnerships To Fund Rest Of I-69 | News - Indiana Public Media
Its because they are scared. Houston is improving in every way and they are insecure about that.
Its like the Olympics committee visits, they try and screw us to look better
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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Even Rick Perry has asked for more funds for 69 recently. If the Feds wanna start spending on infrastructure, 69 wil be one of the top projects imo. The next cross country interstate connecting a populated center in Mexico with a populated center in Canada and spurring growth in US cities along its route. Some of these small towns are banking on it.
Rick Perry will soon be out of office.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:08 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Rick Perry will soon be out of office.
Funds can still be sent. Hopefully when Wendy Davis becomes our next governor, she won't show envy like her fellow DFWers and continue asking the feds for 69 funds. We want jobs created right?
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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69 will benefit east Texas the most. This corridor should have been in place ages ago.

Plus 35 is too crowded. Some relief is needed. I Still think the route should include a bypass/alternate route instead of straight through the loop.
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