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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:52 PM   #321
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I'm pretty sure, LA, Houston, Atlanta and Dallas could all beat that.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #322
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Nus de la Trinitat in Barcelona

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Old March 16th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #323
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You forgot the 427/Gardiner/QEW-Evans/Queensway/Brown's Line/Sherway Gardens Rd. interchange complex. The 409/427 interchange is probably more complicated from the ground with all the approaches than from the air.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #324
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A few snapshots from today, all from E45 in northern Denmark, around Aalborg to be more exact:











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Old March 19th, 2006, 12:06 AM   #325
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Some pics of highways in Czechia

















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Old March 19th, 2006, 12:38 AM   #326
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more highways from Czechia:











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some highways under construction (2005):





















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Old March 19th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #327
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Awesome pictures!
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Old March 19th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #328
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wow, Czech has beautiful highways
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Old March 20th, 2006, 11:38 PM   #329
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Here are a few from the Omaha area.


Interstate 480 terminating at Interstate 29, with US-6/West Broadway continuing east through the interchange.

Interstate 80 at its junction with Interstate 480/US-75 north and US-75 south.

Interstate 80 (orientated north-south in this photo) turns east after interchanges with Q Street, L Street/US-275/NE-92, I Street, and Interstate 680. All of these actually occur from only one or two exits from the mainline, depending on which direction you are heading.

Interstate 480 turns east after a short jog north; US-75 continues the northerly route as the North Freeway (former Interstate 580). You can also see ramps from the abandoned east-west freeway through Omaha.

US-75, after traveling a few miles north, ends as a freeway at a partial interchange/intersection with Sorensen Parkway and Storz Expressway.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 04:10 AM   #330
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I-94, 694, Hwy-100 & Hwy-252 in Brooklyn Center, MN

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Old March 21st, 2006, 04:36 PM   #331
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Here are a few interchanges in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

First we have the I-105/I-110 Interchange

This stack interchange has a fifth level in a direct HOV-to-HOV connecting ramp, reaching 122 feet above ground level. This is the first intermodal interchange in California with vertical transferability accommodating cars, vanpools/carpool/buses/light rail with transfer facilities on 3 levels.

Next is the East L.A. Interchange Complex
(north section)
(south section)
This interchange is comprised of 6 freeway segments from 4 highways, the I-10, I-5, U.S. Route 101, and CA-60. The I-710 is also located less than 1 mile to the east, Downtown Los Angeles is less than 1 mile to the west.

Here's the Four Level Interchange

Built in 1954 and located on the opposite side of Downtown LA from the East LA Interchange, the Four Level was the first four level stacked interchange in the world. It's where the US-101 and CA-110, or the Hollywood Fwy and the Pasadena Fwy meet.

Down in The OC there is the Orange Crush

Said to be one of the most complex highway interchanges in the world, the Orange Crush (as it's known to locals) is where the I-5 meets the CA-22 and CA-57 just south of Disneyland and Anaheim's Angel Stadium. There are 66 lanes of travel over 13 bridges. (The interchange is currently in the final stages of a 15 year construction blitz to completely re-align, widen, and modernize it to accomodate well over 600,000 vehicles a day.)

Finally there's the El Toro "Y"

The El Toro "Y", called so because of it's location adjacent to the now closed El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, CA and the "Y" shape of the major portion of the interchange, was the widest roadway in the world (26 lanes across) when it's expansion was completed in 1997. It's the point where the two main north/south arteries, the San Diego/I-405 Freeway and the Santa Ana/I-5 Freeway, merge to become the San Diego/I-5 freeway in south Orange County.

So there you have it. A sampling of the many, MANY interchanges we LA types get to navigate every day.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 04:47 AM   #332
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OMFG! Will somebody kill me now!

Those interchanges in L.A. are, indeed, a world of their own.

So that means that the greatest freeway network urban areas in terms of scale are (in no particular order):

>Greater Los Angeles
>Greater Toronto
>Atlanta
>Houston
>Dallas
>Beijing


are there more...
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 08:35 AM   #333
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OMFG!!!!!!.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 03:19 PM   #334
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neat interchange pictures!!!!!!
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 10:46 PM   #335
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Watch this :Texas Freeways

Dallas and Houston are the world capitals of highway interchanges.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 11:16 PM   #336
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I-94/I-35W/MN-55 in Minneapolis.



I-94/I-394 Minneapolis
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 02:03 AM   #337
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Hi (first post),

Here are some British interchanges. Nothing to compete with Toronto or LA, I know...


^ Aerial shot of new M25 junction for Heathrow terminal 5. From airliners.net

^ Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham. One of Britain's first four-level interchanges.

^ Avonmouth near Bristol, where the M49 joins the M5 just north of the Avonmouth Bridge (shown at the bottom).

^ Glasgow is the city with the most complete urban motorway network - but still half of it is unfinished!

^ Another interchange in Glasgow: M8/M73.

^ The M11/M25 junction north of London. It would be possible to drive round in a circle here, but the slip roads are segregated.

^ The Lofthouse Interchange near Leeds, where the M1 and M62 meet. Unfortunately a lot of junctions are built to standards like this - 10 years ago it finally got so bad that a pair of direct slip roads were built (W-N).

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 02:33 AM   #338
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Great pics.....I love google earth
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 06:07 AM   #339
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i440/i40 south raleigh

i440-i40/S. Saunders St.-us.401 An important intersection, to me anyway

i540/Capital Blvd-us.401 Under construction in this picture, shows how old google earth is this was completed in like 2004 and is very very busy today

i540/Aviation Parkway

i40/us1-us64 Probably the busiest intersection in raleigh

i440/us1-us401 last one imma do





Raleigh has built several complex interchanges that are not on the map yet i wish i could share.

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 06:25 AM   #340
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nothing spectacular from raleigh comparing to the rest of this thread. I want to see the "freedom town" interchange.
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