Thursday, September 24, 2015

Right vs. Left in Fishers

NO, no, no not politics. Right vs left in politics would be several pages long and no one would win.

This is about today on 116th street. Just before the I-69 overpass going west was a sign “left lane closed” so I watch as cars and trucks maneuvered to the right lane and as soon as you went over the crest on the I-69 bridge in a large suv or truck you could see actually the right lane was blocked but small cars had no idea why the big cars all of a sudden were moving to the right until all of a sudden they were upon flashing lights.

Then it turned out just up the block the right lane was blocked again and after about another block the right lane was blocked again.

So my question is where was the road blocked in the left lane. I didn’t drive as far as Carmel and maybe it was blocked in Carmel.  I have no clue and by the way neither do the sign guys in Fishers.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fishers new 106 Street I-69 Exit????

Indiana DOT wants feedback on a plan to add an interchange at 106 St and I-69 with the claim it will reduce congestion on I-69.

OK – here is why it will not work; the City of Fishers government is its on worst enemy on this project. Look at what they have done at 116th, they are building apartments faster than the cars can exit I-69 or drive through the downtown. Just sit in front of the downtown at 5pm and watch the 116th crawl. If they add an interchange based on what the city is now doing it is a just a matter of a short while before they are going to have a massive jam at the new intersection of 106th. You see as soon as it goes in the vacant land next to the interchange will become a massive construction project and in no time that interchange will be overloaded.

The real problem is no real planning is going on unless it is to the benefit of a few developers, you know the guys who pump money into the election campaigns of the Mayor and some of the City Council members. I have heard Fishers is working on a master plan, to bad it is a top down plan. You see most cities doing a master plan start at the bottom with ordinary citizens and ask them what they want, what they expect. From what I understand the Mayor is going to TELL us the plan. Sorry but Mr. Mayor you work for the people of the community and from what I have seen so far you think the people don’t matter one bit. Of course the Mayor wants us to all believe the site of a parking garage when we exit I-69 is a beautiful site.  Sorry it looks pretty bad. The beautiful lawn in front of City Hall with 100-year-old trees now looks like a big city reject project. Sorry what you call progress I call blight.

Maybe Mr. Mayor and City Council you started acting like elected representatives of the people instead of the developers.Its not INDOT that needs feedback it is the City Government.