DPatel304 wrote:Whoa! That's great news! I had planned to attend the presentation last night, but I wasn't feeling too well and decided to skip. I'm very surprised that they seem to have a good plan in place for I-30, I was pretty much expecting the worst.
No kidding! Awesome News. It always seemed the usage of land in the existing ROW was very poor, and that they should be able to fit more lanes into a smaller footprint. Doing so just seemed so un-DOT that it wasn't even worth mentioning. Very glad to see this proposal.
Also, I wouldn't be overly concerned about the gap between the two parks. Yes, ventilation is VERY important now, so it makes sense to save a little there. But twenty years from now, most cars running through there will be emission free, and ventilation can become more manageable, thus allowing parks to be connected. I don't see any reason to spend excessive funds now for a 'temporary' problem. Just make sure the depth is right for it in the future.