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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #3221
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Oh by the way, check out these bridge supports for a new arterial overpass over I-405 in Bellevue.

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Old November 8th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #3222
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Correct me if I'm wrong please. But I understood that Parkways are basically freeways but without Interstate standards??? Is that correct???
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Old November 8th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #3223
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Correct me if I'm wrong please. But I understood that Parkways are basically freeways but without Interstate standards??? Is that correct???
Not necessarily, for example the Blue Ridge and Natchez Trace Parkways are two-lane roads with intersections.

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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #3224
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...and here's one of Garden State Parkway. The road itself looks very different in different sections. In urban NY area it is just another concrete monster with up to 12 lanes in total. In the NJ costal section it is 2x4 to divide into 2 express + 3 local for about 25 miles long section. Finally, it goes into scenic 2x2 with a 100m wide forest median
Interestingly, 'commercial traffic' (Lorries, etc) is *PROHIBITED* on the busy NYC suburban part of the GSP (north of NJ 18) and is allowed on the more rural southern part (south of NJ 18).

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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #3225
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Very beautiful photos. It must be pure delight to drive on Parkways.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 12:41 PM   #3226
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Interesting map I found:
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Old November 8th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #3227
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Very beautiful photos. It must be pure delight to drive on Parkways.
Not when they're jammed (many in the northeast get very busy), but yes, they can be a real pleasure at times. Especially the sections where trucks are not allowed.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #3228
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Interesting map, Chris. LA is quite bad.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #3229
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Old November 8th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #3230
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The map is taken from the DLM.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #3231
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Yes it is, Verso
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Old November 8th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #3232
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The map is taken from the DLM.
DLM? Are there any more of as interesting maps as this one?
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Old November 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #3233
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^ There are all sorts of maps there, mostly of long-lost European wannabe empires and similar amusing stuff.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #3234
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^ There are all sorts of maps there, mostly of long-lost European wannabe empires and similar amusing stuff.
Ok, nice.
But what exactly is that DLM?
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Old November 8th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #3235
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Old November 8th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #3236
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Old November 8th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #3237
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Not necessarily, for example the Blue Ridge and Natchez Trace Parkways are two-lane roads with intersections.

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Thanks for the answer.
So, then Parkways, or the majority of Parkways are incomplete freeways???. With interchanges in some areas but with traffic lights in others?.
Sorry for asking so much, is just that watching the images of parkways, some of them look exactly like freeways, or for me some of them look like freeways with trees in the middle and in the sides. I mean what is the rule for call one road a parkway instead of a freeway, expressway or boulevard???
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Thanks for the answer.
So, then Parkways, or the majority of Parkways are incomplete freeways???. With interchanges in some areas but with traffic lights in others?.
Sorry for asking so much, is just that watching the images of parkways, some of them look exactly like freeways, or for me some of them look like freeways with trees in the middle and in the sides. I mean what is the rule for call one road a parkway instead of a freeway, expressway or boulevard???
From my experience there are no rules for naming roads in USA
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A parkway is more an historic thing. They were constructed from the 1920's (sometimes before) as scenic recreational routes in and around New York City. They are now freeway-grade commuter routes. However, some parkways always remained scenic and recreational in rural parts of the country.
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