This is Michigan Rd. at 86th St., a major Indianapolis intersection.
Depending on which way you’re going, this intersection carries seven or eight lanes of traffic. It needs all those lanes; this is the gateway to the Northwestside’s best shopping and many of its employers. This intersection is always busy, but it’s especially so at rush hour. It can be a dangerous place – in 2007 there were 227 accidents here.
It is hard to imagine now just how far out in the boonies this intersection once was. This video, compiled of images from the Indianapolis General Data Viewer, shows you.
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