Elevated Road: Take Your Pick
What do you think of the idea of constructing an elevated road for trucks along Huron Church and/or E C Row? Here are three readers' points of view:
1) Ed... that elevated highway concept is without a doubt the most logical, cost effective idea I have heard to date regarding the Border Crossing Issue. How does one sell it to the "grand Poobahs?" If it sounds logical and common sense to me, I would think it should be an easy "sell" to the politicians ..... errr.... logic, common sense......second thought... maybe not.
2) I've got a great idea. Windsor was willing to buy a dilapidated arena concept from Port Huron I wonder if Windsor would like to buy the Gardner Expressway from Toronto. I know the Mayor real well and would gladly open some doors.
3) Elevated expressways a la the Gardiner in Toronto, the 40 through Monteal, and others... the debate is how to tear these things down, not build them up. They have been proven to be very expensive when life cycle cost analysis is done...
Florida and other parts of the world have a long history of causeways and other elevated road systems. We do not. They might be used to the sight of freeways in the air, we are not...
Below grade freeways are the best option. Period. E C Row already splits the city. Use it. Sink it.