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Old April 28th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #2181
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New York City is heavy with frontage roads too. This is I-278 through the South Bronx.

Unlike in Texas though, it's more because of space than convenience. Lots of homes on the sides too.

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Old April 28th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #2182
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New York City is heavy with frontage roads too. This is I-278 through the South Bronx.

Unlike in Texas though, it's more because of space than convenience. Lots of homes on the sides too.

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Do I see people keep right except to pass? I think I do.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #2183
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I'm not sure.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #2184
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Do I see people keep right except to pass? I think I do.
Yeah, what an oddity.

Actually, New York drivers are the worst that I have ever seen in the US.
People don't know how to signal in that city.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #2185
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Yeah, what an oddity.

Actually, New York drivers are the worst that I have ever seen in the US.
People don't know how to signal in that city.
yeah people in Washington are beginning to not signal, there's a lot of cutting in and out going on now. We've got some nice roads though, I'll take pictures when I get the chance.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #2186
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Here's a few I found on google:

Rendering of I-90 after an additional HOV lane is added to the outside roadway (scheduled to be complete in 2009)


I-90 at Columbia River


Somewhere in central Washington, not sure where, but here's a hundred miles of VERY nice pavement, smooth as silk.


Central Washington again, I might have posted this one before.


I-90 floating bridge in Seattle
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #2187
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A project by Washington DOT in the mountain passes:

http://media.wsdot.wa.gov/asxgen/vid...video_2008.wmv

Overview
WSDOT will improve approximately five miles of I-90 between Hyak and Keechelus Dam. Improvements include adding an additional lane in each direction between milepost 55.1 and 59.9, extending chain on and off areas, expanding the snowshed, building new bridges over Rocky Run, Gold Creek, and Resort Creek, and adding oversized culverts at Wolfe, Resort and Townsend Creeks. WSDOT will also improve safety along I-90 by reducing sharp curves, repairing deteriorated pavement, stabilizing unstable slopes, installing avalanche fences, and connecting wildlife habitats over and under the highway.

Why is WSDOT improving I-90 from Hyak to Keechelus Dam?
The Hyak to Keechelus Dam project is the first step toward improving safety, reducing congestion, and preserving the natural environment along the I-90 corridor.

The End Result
WSDOT will increase capacity by 50% in each direction, improve safety by stabilizing slopes and straightening sharp curves. Reducing the amount of closures due to avalanches will increase the reliability of Snoqualmie Pass when the project opens to traffic in 2015.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 08:14 AM   #2188
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I get on I-90 at that junction to go to Seattle. Prior to that I start at the very beginning of WA-26 from Colfax. Driving 215 km on a 2x1 road is the pain in the ass, I tell you Even though the speed limit is ~100 km/h most of the time, it is hard to stick to it.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #2189
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I get on I-90 at that junction to go to Seattle. Prior to that I start at the very beginning of WA-26 from Colfax. Driving 215 km on a 2x1 road is the pain in the ass, I tell you Even though the speed limit is ~100 km/h most of the time, it is hard to stick to it.
Are you saying that you want to go faster? haha Most people drive about ~125-135 km/h on that stretch. Especially when there's a cop in front of you doing 135, then you can just follow it. He didn't care haha. I can tell ya, that stretch of road is so nicely built that speed limits just kill the fun.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 09:55 AM   #2190
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Are you saying that you want to go faster? haha Most people drive about ~125-135 km/h on that stretch. Especially when there's a cop in front of you doing 135, then you can just follow it. He didn't care haha. I can tell ya, that stretch of road is so nicely built that speed limits just kill the fun.
Are you talking about I-90 or WA-26? If the latter - than I should assure you that it is the most boring road I have ever driven on. The average speed limit is about 100 km/h, and there is not a lot of people who drive faster than 120 km/h because highway patrol is enforcing the speed of traffic pretty aggressively. And I would NOT advise anyone to follow the cop faster than +10 km/h. It just doesn't work in this state

As for I-90, it is pretty nice since the speed limit is not that bad, and it is always almost empty. Plus, you get a nice scenery past Ellensburg.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #2191
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Pretty cool video of the I-279 in Pittsburgh, quite some impressive infrastructure they've got over there.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #2192
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[QUOTE=HAWC1506;20132334]Here's a few I found on google:

Rendering of I-90 after an additional HOV lane is added to the outside roadway (scheduled to be complete in 2009)


Will those be "reversible" HOV lanes when completed? It looks like it from the rendering. If so, it will be full circle from the 1950's-60's when the old original I-90 had reversible lanes without barriers! It was a deathtrap.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #2193
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Strange that the HOV concept works so well in the US. We used to have a reversible carpool lane in the 1990's on the A1 between Amsterdam and Almere, but it didn't work out, and they turned it into a regular reversible lane.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #2194
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http://www.barraclou.com/photo/highway/i90_wa26_wa243.jpg
I get on I-90 at that junction to go to Seattle. Prior to that I start at the very beginning of WA-26 from Colfax. Driving 215 km on a 2x1 road is the pain in the ass, I tell you Even though the speed limit is ~100 km/h most of the time, it is hard to stick to it.
What is a "2x1" road?

I think you're talking about lanes but why would there be a road with 1 lane going in one direction and 2 going the opposite?


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Pretty cool video of the I-279 in Pittsburgh, quite some impressive infrastructure they've got over there.

Loved the video but I had to put it one mute for that awful rock music.

I like how they had to cut through and bridge over the landscape throughout the freeway. Also some interesting bridges there and the tunnel was nice as well. Great video, now I want to drive on Interstate 279.

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Old April 30th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #2195
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I'm familiar with WA-26. It is two lanes, one in each direction, with perhaps a passing lane here and there. It is strictly enforced even though there is little traffic, probably has something to do with it being the main route from Seattle to Washington State University in Pullman.
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2x1 = 2

So a 2 laned road in US terminology. In Europe they're usually called 2x1.

2x2 = 4

4 lane road

2x5 = 10

10 lane road
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:04 AM   #2197
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I see it now. Interesting to know it's a European thing. I guess it's just one more thing I have to convert like I do with metric back to imperial so I can visualize what's really going on.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 03:18 AM   #2198
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Here's a few I found on google:

Rendering of I-90 after an additional HOV lane is added to the outside roadway (scheduled to be complete in 2009)


Will those be "reversible" HOV lanes when completed? It looks like it from the rendering. If so, it will be full circle from the 1950's-60's when the old original I-90 had reversible lanes without barriers! It was a deathtrap.
What you see in the picture is one side of the highway that travels eastbound (very left of the picture), the middle reversible carpool lanes (those are already completed), and the westbound direction (very right of the picture). The reversible carpool lanes already exist. What Washington DOT is doing is adding a non-reversible lane to the outside roadway of the eastbound and westbound direction. So the configuration before was:

3-2-3 (eastbound-reversible HOV-westbound)

In a few years, it will be:

4-2-4 (a permanent-direction HOV lane is added to each direction so drivers have access to HOV lanes at any given time, not only when the reversible lanes are open.)

Now in a few more years after that, the configuration will be:

4-light rail tracks-4. Light rail will replace the reversible center-HOV lanes.

Pretty neat stuff.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 04:19 PM   #2199
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Check out this nighttime video of LA rushhour traffic
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Cool video Chris!
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