Indianapolis Debates Building New Beltway

Supporters and critics of a proposal to build a new 75-mile bypass road around Indianapolis debate whether the new road will help or hurt the city.

"A proposed bypass around Indianapolis could create a wave of suburban development that saps the vitality of the city, some say.

Others predict that a toll highway looping around half of Indianapolis would nourish the city's core, drawing more jobs, amenities and economic growth Downtown.

Specifics, they say, will come only with careful study of traffic, land-use and other data. The project, pegged to cost $1 billion to $1.5 billion, still needs legislative approval and will not break ground for at least five years."

Full Story: Would road take its toll on Indy?

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