Cincinnati’s Fort Washington Way is inspiring Indianapolis leaders to construct a similar system for the city’s decaying inner loop of I-65 and I-70.
Fort Washington Way, which was rebuilt in the 90s as an open-air, below-ground highway, freed up room for green spaces and commercial development when the on- and off-ramps were removed, and helped position Cincinnati as a top city for innovation and tech companies.
Rethink 65/70, a coalition of business owners, neighbors and city leaders, needs the Indiana Department of Transportation's cooperation because they believe that this plan would put Indianapolis in the same position.
"It serves as an example of what can we change with some progressive thought," said Kevin Osburn, a managing partner at urban planning firm REA and one of Rethink's leaders.
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