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Old October 3rd, 2009, 04:45 AM   #4721
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Unlike you, I make ZERO political statements when new I-route segments are completed. If it's a new chunk of interstate that has reached completion and I find out about it, I'll celebrate its opening in this forvm - regardless of where in the USA it is and whatever the events are that preceded its appearance. You'll find numerous postings of that kind from me in here over the past couple of years.



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Old October 3rd, 2009, 05:11 AM   #4722
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I don't know why you are celebrating this. I-69 is an enormous boondoggle. The state doesn't even half any funding to finish the second half of the interstate, and that is assuming the pot of money it earmarked for the first three sections is enough to build them.
Um, "Major Moves"? My man Mitch has I-69 covered. Don't worry about the future, it's gonna be cheaper to convert 67 to Interstate between Bedford and Indy anyway.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:32 AM   #4723
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I don't get why it has that number?

Nowhere in New York is both east of 95 and north-south oriented for a two digit I-99? Why the **** is it in Pennsylvania? If that's how highways are going to be numbered in the future then I propose I-35 in Austin be renamed I-420 because I say so

Now it would be neat if 101 became I-3 or an I-1 along the California coast. Though I suppose the Hawaii "interstates" have those numbers.
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1) Ran out of numbers for that part of the grid.
2) The I-99 designation was written into law by then-Congressman Bud Shuster.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 09:15 AM   #4724
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HERE'S AN OLD PIC OF ME ON THE 10 FREEWAY IN LOS ANGELES.




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Old October 3rd, 2009, 09:43 AM   #4725
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Only in America.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:22 AM   #4726
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Only in America.
Not quite. Lowriding is real big in Canada and Japan as well. Here's some pics from Vancouver and Toronto. I have a lot of Vancouver pics on my pc, but don't feel like posting from there.

***MODS DON'T BAN ME.....I KNOW I'M ABOUT TO GO OFF TOPIC FOR A SECOND. I'M JUST TRYING TO SHOW MY FRIEND THAT LOWRIDING IS INTERNATIONAL NOW. TRIED TO KEEP A FREEWAY THEME. PLUS, SOMETHING TO LOOK AT****



















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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:27 AM   #4727
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If any of you ever visit LA, the highways here are real nice. The 710 freeway has a lot of potholes in the far right lanes b/c of heavy truck traffic. I've banged my rims more than once on that highway.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:34 AM   #4728
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Since this is a "United States Interstate Highways" thread, we expect photos of highways not cars. And the main topic is highways not cars. If you want to show your car to others and talk about that kind of stuff, I suggest you to visit www.automotiveforums.com or any other auto-oriented web site.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:55 AM   #4729
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Since this is a "United States Interstate Highways" thread, we expect photos of highways not cars. And the main topic is highways not cars. If you want to show your car to others and talk about that kind of stuff, I suggest you to visit www.automotiveforums.com or any other auto-oriented web site.
I know. Thats why I placed the disclaimer about being banned and going off-topic. I was simply trying to inform the other poster; thats all. I'm on another forum for the car, but it was posted b/c I seen folks posting pics of the I-10 in FLA, so I posted an interesting pic of I-10 on the west coast and of the car pool viaduct on the 110 freeway through South LA. Thought the cars made the pics more interesting. Apparently not. Didn't mean to upset anyone.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:02 PM   #4730
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I've noticed that Seattle, Portland, and LA (not sure about the Bay Area or SD) all have 405 freeways that essentially bypass the city centers. Is that a west coast thing?
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:10 PM   #4731
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I've noticed that Seattle, Portland, and LA (not sure about the Bay Area or SD) all have 405 freeways that essentially bypass the city centers. Is that a west coast thing?
Interstate 5 goes to the heart of the city while 405 is the "bypass." Almost like any other three digit interstate that starts with an even number in a big city.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:13 PM   #4732
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405 barely functions as a bypass, since it's just as congested as I-5. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is so big that's it's unavoidable for north-south traffic. There's no other option than to drive on 300,000 + AADT freeways.

In fact, nearly no American city has a bypass that's actually interesting for through traffic. They're either congested suburban freeways, or too far out to make a difference (like Beltway 8 in Houston or I-278 and I-287 in New York)
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:38 PM   #4733
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Interstate 5 goes to the heart of the city while 405 is the "bypass." Almost like any other three digit interstate that starts with an even number in a big city.
Interesting info about the three digit highways starting with even numbers.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:39 PM   #4734
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405 barely functions as a bypass, since it's just as congested as I-5. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is so big that's it's unavoidable for north-south traffic. There's no other option than to drive on 300,000 + AADT freeways.

In fact, nearly no American city has a bypass that's actually interesting for through traffic. They're either congested suburban freeways, or too far out to make a difference (like Beltway 8 in Houston or I-278 and I-287 in New York)
True....the only place I know of that acts as a bypass is when drivers are going from Austin to Corpus Christi through San Antonio. IH 35 to IH 410 then south on IH 37. Much faster than 35 to 37 since Interstate 410 is pretty much rural on the southeastern side of San Antonio.

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:42 PM   #4735
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405 barely functions as a bypass, since it's just as congested as I-5. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is so big that's it's unavoidable for north-south traffic. There's no other option than to drive on 300,000 + AADT freeways.

In fact, nearly no American city has a bypass that's actually interesting for through traffic. They're either congested suburban freeways, or too far out to make a difference (like Beltway 8 in Houston or I-278 and I-287 in New York)
You're right about the 405 being congested. I use to have to commute through the 405/101 interchange in LA....it sucked. I ended up taking a route that shot north around that interchange and was at least 13 miles longer, but would get me to my destination 15 minutes sooner. Go figure.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:57 PM   #4736
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Interesting info about the three digit highways starting with even numbers.
Even numbers = beltway / bypass
Odd numbers = spur
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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:59 AM   #4737
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Entering I-87 South @ The Newburgh Interchange

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Approaching the Harrimen Toll Plaza Construction site
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Harrimen Toll Plaza , under Reconstruction
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Approaching Exit 15A in Hillburn,NY, note the Japanese Restaurant on the hill.
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Approaching the I-287 / I-87 Interchange in Suffern,NY and Southern part of the Interchange is in Mahwah,NJ

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I-287 south entering New Jersey
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Old October 4th, 2009, 05:47 AM   #4738
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405 barely functions as a bypass, since it's just as congested as I-5. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is so big that's it's unavoidable for north-south traffic. There's no other option than to drive on 300,000 + AADT freeways.

In fact, nearly no American city has a bypass that's actually interesting for through traffic. They're either congested suburban freeways, or too far out to make a difference (like Beltway 8 in Houston or I-278 and I-287 in New York)
Couldn't they solve this problem by constructing express/collector lanes, or by simply closing off some of the local interchanges along the freeway and building separate local access roads?
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Old October 4th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #4739
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No kidding. It's only 2X2 for part of its trip through downtown, so naturally it gets jammed horribly at rush hour.
well, I don't think they could do much about it, it looks boxed in by development.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #4740
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I've noticed that Seattle, Portland, and LA (not sure about the Bay Area or SD) all have 405 freeways that essentially bypass the city centers. Is that a west coast thing?
Well, as I-5 only goes through west coast cities, then yes. San Diego has Interstate 805 as its major metropolitan bypass (though as Chris points out, it's probably too congested to really be bypass - it's more like an alternate freeway). Interstate 5 stays well EAST of the SF area.

I think California State Highway 99 should be given an interstate number when it's completed to interstate standards between Grapeville and Sacremento. Not one of it's own since it's splits off from and rejoins I-5. It should either be a 3di child of I-5, or it and I-5 should be re-designated I-5E and I-5W between Grapevine and Sacremento.

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