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Old April 17th, 2009, 05:59 AM   #4081
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Few more of 287. Here I am almost at the border of NJ and NY state



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Old April 17th, 2009, 08:36 AM   #4082
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Old April 17th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #4083
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Very nice, I didn't realize it was that hilly in northern New Jersey.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #4084
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Very nice, I didn't realize it was that hilly in northern New Jersey.
Oh you should see the Delaware Water Gap.

Here's a photo with I-80 on the bottom left.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #4085
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North-south interstate link hard sell in Lincoln
Friday, April 17, 2009
A proposed north-south expressway linking I-80 to I-70 would be an economic development boon for western Nebraska and good for the whole state, said State Sen. Mark Christensen.

But he's hit a roadblock in convincing other lawmakers of the need for a project study, Christensen said Thursday at the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative conference call .

Christensen's LB 648 would provide a 20 percent match in state funds for a corridor study on a four-lane expressway along U.S. Highway 83, connecting I-80 to I-70, when federal funds become available.

The study would cost about $1 million with a state match of $200,000 and would evaluate the feasibility of the expressway, he said.

The need for the expressway is crucial, Christensen said, as it would draw people and businesses to an area facing rapid decline. And what benefits western Nebraska would benefit the whole state.

The continued drop in population could even lead to a loss of a congressional seat in 2020, he said.

Christensen cited population declines in the western part of the state from 2000 to 2008, with Red Willow County decreasing by 6.5 percent, Hitchcock County by 8.9 percent and Dundy County, 12.7 percent.

Christensen said the chairman of the Transportation Committee, Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine, opposes the bill. Other senators he's talked with agree it would be beneficial but are reluctant to support it based on fiscal concerns and other highways slated for funding.

"I'd love to see the study get done," Christensen said and adding that he would continue to pursue getting LB 648 attached to another bill. But whether that can be done or not depends upon agreement from other state senators.

"The problem is getting people convinced that it's imperative not just to western Nebraska but to the whole state," Christensen said.
US 83 route:
[IMG]http://i40.************/2lut9h0.png[/IMG]
To be frank, this whole project seems like a waste of money if it would be an interstate. It's in the fricking middle of nowhere. I'd rather see some Omaha improvements along US 6.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #4086
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Widened I-205 ready to open

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April 17, 2009 6:00 AM

STOCKTON - Transportation officials are scheduled this morning to celebrate the imminent opening of a widened Interstate 205 at a mall parking lot.

The 11-mile, $92 million project is finishing five months ahead of schedule and will increase the number of lanes in each direction from two to three, according to the California Department of Transportation.

Crews will start opening the new lanes in sections Monday, beginning at the Interstate 5 connector to eastbound I-205. Caltrans expects the entire project to be open by the end of April, weather permitting.

Officials will gather at 10:30 a.m. in the Best Buy parking lot at West Valley Mall to mark the occasion.
5 months ahead of schedule
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Old April 17th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #4087
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US 83 route:
[IMG]http://i40.************/2lut9h0.png[/IMG]
To be frank, this whole project seems like a waste of money if it would be an interstate. It's in the fricking middle of nowhere. I'd rather see some Omaha improvements along US 6.
Who on earth would use that expressway?? There's really no reason to use it if you're driving through on either of those interstates.


I don't get the thought that Western Nebraska is dying, so they want to build this road to kick-start the economy. What are they expecting? People are leaving this area for a reason. It's not like if you build a road a bunch of people are just going to go drive on it....and then do what? Move there and open businesses because it's there?
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Old April 17th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #4088
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Heres some pictures that i don't think i posted here before

I-80 (WB) Approaching the Delaware Water Gap in Western New Jersey





In the Gap I-80 narrows down to 2x2 lanes without shoulders , except at the park exits!







The Speed Limit varies from 45 to 55 mph in the Gap Area





One of the many Park Enteraces



Last Exit in NJ on I -80 WB





Looking over the Delaware Water Gap Bridge towards the NJ side







Hope you like more Interstate and non Interstate Photo Madness coming on Sunday as i go south to rural Central NJ near Trenton

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Old April 18th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #4089
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US 83 route:

[IMG]http://i40.************/2lut9h0.png[/IMG]

To be frank, this whole project seems like a waste of money if it would be an interstate. It's in the fricking middle of nowhere. I'd rather see some Omaha improvements along US 6.
It won't be an Interstate or even a freeway; "expressway" in this context means an AASHTO expressway (i.e. divided highway with infrequent and widely spaced crossings at level, not necessarily a freeway). Note that the article is about a study, not construction itself, and the only parties quoted are all Nebraska state officials--nothing is said about Kansas officials and their attitudes toward the proposal.

I doubt this will materialize.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #4090
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To be frank, this whole project seems like a waste of money if it would be an interstate. It's in the fricking middle of nowhere. I'd rather see some Omaha improvements along US 6.
Agreed, total lack of traffic in that area.



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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:32 AM   #4091
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Traffic volumes barely touch the 2000's....

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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #4092
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Better invest in some more useful freeways, this is useless
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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #4093
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Delaware water gap

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RT 46 coming to the juncture with interstate 80 close to Delaware water gap

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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:53 PM   #4094
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Nice pics, probably Jersey's most impressive nature after the Palisades?

Check out this weird at-grade Dallas stack. I-30 interchange near downtown.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 06:52 PM   #4095
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Agreed, total lack of traffic in that area.



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I used to live in Lincoln, Ne for 6 yrs and if you go west of Lincoln all you will see is cornfields and the population dies down dramatically. The population around Lincoln and Omaha-Council Bluffs is pretty big though, more than a million combined. I've also been in North Platte and even though I-80 is pretty busy I don't think any body would use that proposed expressway.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 11:16 PM   #4096
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 11:42 PM   #4097
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What's that, Capital Beltway? It gets its massive delays daily, indeed.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 12:18 AM   #4098
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Not quite--that is I-95 northbound feeding into the Springfield Interchange. I-495 (Capital Beltway) is the cross freeway at this interchange.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 08:04 PM   #4099
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:29 PM   #4100
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What is your source for this sign?
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