by Toni Takacs | Jan 20, 2022
Interstate 69 and King Street Corridor Plan
The primary gateway from Interstate 65 into Franklin was such an eyesore that local economic development officials brought prospective businesses to the city along local roads. HWC’s economic development plan recommended strategies to redevelop 420 acres at the interchange and to create a dynamic gateway experience into the community. Since these corridor improvements, the City of Franklin has attracted new restaurant, retail, and commercial investment totaling over $21 million.
by Toni Takacs | Jan 12, 2022
Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency
KIPDA CR 311 Corridor Plan
In an effort to address increasing congestion and promote economic development, Clark County officials turned to HWC to develop a corridor study of County Road 311 between County Line Road and US 31. Funded by the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA), HWC evaluated existing conditions along the corridor and made recommendations to mitigate traffic congestion, improve safety, address the logistical needs of the Transit Authority of River City (TARC), and incorporate strategies for improved bicycle and pedestrian access.
by Toni Takacs | Jan 12, 2022
Regional Opportunity Initiatives
I-69 Corridor Plan
Regional Opportunity Initiatives serves Indiana Uplands, an 11-county area in Southwest Central Indiana. The key transportation asset for this region is the Interstate 69 corridor. Desiring to leverage this asset to its full potential, ROI retained HWC to develop an overall corridor plan focusing on land use and development strategies at the system of interchanges along the corridor.
by Toni Takacs | Jan 11, 2022
Interstate 69 Economic Development Plan
When Interstate 69 was expected to radically change transportation routes and development patterns in Martinsville, the community partnered with HWC to plan its response. HWC crafted an economic development plan to guide the changes and demonstrate the need for key interchanges that were proposed. When budget cuts threatened to eliminate key interchanges, HWC’s plan was used to demonstrate their long term value to the city and State. Additionally, the city was able to use HWC’s plan to secure nearly $15 million in funding for road improvements that supported community connectivity goals.
by Toni Takacs | Dec 18, 2021
Johnson County, IN
Johnson County Interstate 69 Corridor Plan
With INDOT’s final determination for the Interstate 69 route serving as the catalyst, HWC was retained by Johnson County to create a corridor plan to guide planning in areas of the county impacted by the new interstate. The plan’s analysis considered how three Interstate 69 interchanges would potentially create ripple effects throughout the county’s thoroughfare network. The plan recommended changes to the thoroughfare plan classifications, new transportation routes in developing areas, as well as land use and infrastructure recommendations to support potential economic development resulting from Interstate 69.