Actually I was talking about the HUGE open space at Pontiac Road just south of the tracks wouldn't require a curvy ride down 39..
How do you expect the trucks to get between any of the interstates around Indy and that point? You can't just take 18 wheelers across the various back roads in Hendrick's county. They aren't designed for that. Plus, you're going to need 2 to 3 miles of open space to build such a ramp, and that doesn't exist at Pontiac road. You have a considerable fill between there and Danville proper to contend with. There's considerably more to such a project then just plunking it down and going "Here it is." You need to take a look at N. Baltimore and see what it takes to build a large state of the art ramp. Its going to have near direct access to I-75, something that a location in Danville wouldn't do.
Back to the original topic, the study that was done was to connect a port in Mexico with a new ramp in Avon. It was going to be located just south of Avon Yard. My guess is the financial crunch put the kibosh on this project. Traffic through Indy should increase with the opening of N. Baltimore. I've heard rumors of 4 new trains, two each way, from N. Baltimore and west towards St. Louis. I would guess that some of that traffic may turn south towards Salem, and Texas.
Until it there is enough demand in Indy proper, and that demands overloads the current strip at Avon, then you probably won't see any new ramps opening up. As it stands, while small, the Avon ramp really only operates 12 hrs a day. If Parsec (the company that operates the ramp) were serious about growing business, then they would ask for a 2nd 'van job' to spot and pull cars on an additional shift. As it currently stands, the strips only get pulled on 3rd by the Y394, and then get filled up by the Q111 and Q115. While a good EB flow connecting to Q108, the WB flow only amounts to 1 or 2 trailers a day, most days. Unless they grow the WB traffic, the current ramp at Avon, while really a joke, will meet the needs of Parsec and CSX.
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