C-J headlines point to building the EE Bridge

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From yesterday:

Truck spill on I-65 South Ramp to I-71 ties up downtown traffic
"Traffic was blocked downtown after a tractor trailer lost 3,000 points of sheet metal on the ramp between I-65 South and I-71 North..."

From Saturday's paper:

I-64 ramp from I-65 cleared after accident
"A tractor-trailer that jackknifed on Interstate 65 Southbound, spilling sugar and diesel fuel on the road disrupted traffic at the exit to I-64..."

What if these trucks had been loaded with hazardous material?

With an East End Bridge, these accident would likely have been prevented. Approximately 32,000 trucks go through Spaghetti Junction everyday because they don't have any choice. Using an EE Bridge would be faster (1 mile shorter), would create less downtown congestion and would help to improve the region's air quality.

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I would caution you to revise this statement:

"An East End Bridge would prevent these accidents."

The short answer is no, it wouldn't prevent them. An EE Bridge would go a long way towards mitigating their effects though.

"What if these trucks had been loaded with hazardous material? An East End Bridge would prevent these accidents."

Sadly I do not think this is not true. Because of the tunnel, hazardous materials would not be allowed to take the East End bridge if I am not mistaken.

If I am mistaken, then I apologize.

That is why we shouldn't allow for the $261 Million tunnel.

Matt,
My concerns about Hazmat are the same.
I asked John Sacksteder, Poject Mgr. about that very thing last night at the Public Input forum at Ali Ctr. He said because it was only 2000 ft. trucks with Hazmat can travel thru tunnel no problem!!

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