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Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:02 AM   #4841
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The visibility is very much improved. I wish all U.S. highways had thicker lane markings. 4 inches is simply inadequate, especially in adverse weather conditions.
When the weather is good, they are less graceful than regular lane markings. However, I must agree with you, the wide lane markings are extremely helpful in adverse weather. The last time I traveled on NJT south of Newark was around 11pm under very heavy fog, and those wide markings were appreciated.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 11:49 AM   #4842
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When the weather is good, they are less graceful than regular lane markings. However, I must agree with you, the wide lane markings are extremely helpful in adverse weather. The last time I traveled on NJT south of Newark was around 11pm under very heavy fog, and those wide markings were appreciated.
Oh it makes all the difference in fog. What do you mean by less graceful? I think New Jersey's thick lane markings do look a bit ungainly since the spacing is so close. I think if the proportions are right, like on the German Autobahn, it looks great.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 11:53 AM   #4843
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Interstate 40 Arizona

Near Flagstaff, eastbound and down. The black tarmac vs the white snow!

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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #4844
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Today it's exactly 78 years ago that the George Washington Bridge between Fort Lee, NJ and Manhattan, NY opened to traffic.

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Old October 24th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #4845
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Heres my pictures of the George Washington Bridge form New Jersey

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Under The Beast

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On the Bridge

Upper Deck to NJ


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Old October 24th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #4846
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Very nice! Thanks nexis!


Here's a cool video of the LIE (I-495) I found on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgMaS...eature=channel
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Old October 25th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #4847
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Yep they did. Also many of our motorways are being upgraded (Gateway & Ipswich Motorways and Centenary Highway) plus 2 tunnels at the moment.

Like someone else said on this site, - Brisbane is a construction site at the moment.
It's hell from Airport-City. Do it each weekend. Horrible.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #4848
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Old October 25th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #4849
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Oh, i heard also about policemen in Miami who don't know English. Is that true?
Ha,ha,maybe ha was a false policeman??!
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Old October 25th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #4850
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I've read all the thread and I find the issue a kind of discrimination with each country discriminating the citizens of the other. For the insurance issue - you should think of that kind of solution, that we have in Europe - international insurances. It works pretty easy - I buy here a policy (the so-called "Green card"), which covers like 30 or 32 countries. Then, when I leave the EU with my car I am obliged to show this peace of paper to the officer at the border. If I do not have it, than he would simply not let my in with my car. That's it.

With the language problem - begin implementing pictogram signs. I would not agree with Chris that all the truck drivers here in Europe have to speak a foreign language. I am acquainted to quite a lot that do not speak any fluently and still drive their trucks for more than two decades. In every case you have a mobile phone and you can call a person who speaks English any time. Than Germans have some extracts of their laws published in almost every European language, so even if you can not understand why are you fined, you will know how much you have to pay, and then make an objection from your country. And, last but not least - most of the international documents for TIR transport have international names - like "carnet", "green card" (although English, it is understandable everywhere), and for buses - "Interbus", "Assor" etc.
Yes I agree,also Turkish drivers mostly don't speak any foreign languages,and make a nervous on mostly speditions,but they don't have any restrictions in driving!For drivers it's important to know driving and road signs and that's enough!
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Old October 25th, 2009, 10:10 PM   #4851
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What is about bus routes to Mexico from USA?Is it forbidden for Mexican buses to drive in USA?What is about tourist buses on both sides of border??are there any photos??
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Old October 25th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #4852
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What is about bus routes to Mexico from USA?Is it forbidden for Mexican buses to drive in USA?What is about tourist buses on both sides of border??are there any photos??
Mexico passanger buses into the US or Canada are not restricted, neither are Canadian or US buses into Mexico; but, passanger buses here are way better than they Greyhounds overthere, here the coaches used are Mercedes-Benz (also some lines use double deckers), Irizar, Scania, Volvo, Mann and all are brand new, and many are luxury with one row seats, food, individual restrooms, and leg room, unlike the crappy buses from the US that dont even have tv's and smell like feet and dont have a schedule, you just hop on the one that's coming and see if there's room in there or not, and don't tell me it's not true because i've used them before from laredo texas, to austin, when my cousins and i went shopping on a weekend last december, they're just horrible, the bus stations are so crappy, the people that get on those buses look and smell like hobos and we were scared that we were gonna get robbed, well im not gonna go on about it, im sure anyone whose used them know what im talking about
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Old October 26th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #4853
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I think Mexico should reclaim their territory between California and Colorado and throw all the bigots out of it .
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Old October 26th, 2009, 08:51 AM   #4854
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^Ahhh, home. Drive that road daily.

Note, the uneven pavement after I-5 is part of a repaving project that is in progress. Ramps are closed from 11 pm to 5 am on select days.

Also, that weird merge to one lane with the I-5 traffic is rather annoying, but at rush hour the worst I've seen it backed up was to a little before the base of the slope leading to it. It actually makes for a rather effective traffic metering tool since the bottleneck regulates how many cars merge with the traffic coming from 5 south and from the metered Rosecrans onramp. When you have 8 west, both directions from 5 and Rosecrans traffic merging and Taylor St. coming up rather quickly, the whole area slows down badly when it's busy and then accelerates right before 163. Problem is, if the onramps before 5 have their meters on, you get metered twice. Entry from Nimitz/Sunset Cliffs as shown in the video is rather smooth as that is the beginning.

By the way, that 805 bridge that tops the stack spans the entire Mission Valley. Definitely an interesting interchange. This appears to be the ramp to 8 west from 805 north.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #4855
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you can't hotlink pics from AAroads or it's subsidiaries.

Meanwhile, a rockslide closed I-40 in NC near the TN border.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #4856
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In the US is the opposite, you are inocent until proven guilty..
Yet you're held in jail until you're proven innocent unless you post bail money.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #4857
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Nice pictures of the George Washington bridge. It's been 77 years since the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened here, and the American bridge certainly looks like a much better road. Has the concrete barrier in the middle always been there, or was that a later fixture? I'm only asking because the Harbour Bridge here has a completely stupid lane arrangement; a six-lane single carriageway which is fully reversible (though I don't think all six lanes have run in the same direction for over 15 years) and two other lanes (one for buses, one for cars) which are cut off from the rest of the bridge by a concrete barrier because that part of the bridge was originally going to be for trains.

Personally, I'd prefer to see a barrier in the middle of the bridge (a head-on collision occurred there during rush hour not too long ago and they closed the entire bridge so they could get a helicopter in to fly a driver to hospital; roads all over Sydney came to a standstill), but that would mess up the daily tidal flow arrangement they have set up, so they won't do it. The bridge is also designed to support a second deck in the same way as the GWB, but they aren't going to build one because the freeways on either side aren't designed to cope with the extra traffic. In short, the Harbour Bridge is a total mess and I'm wondering if the GWB was originally designed that way or if it was later added to.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #4858
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US is the "Land of the Free" they say, that's only for people who already live there.
Everyone who aren't a US citizen are suspects of terrorism. Slow down, CIA.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #4859
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Nice pictures of the George Washington bridge. It's been 77 years since the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened here, and the American bridge certainly looks like a much better road. Has the concrete barrier in the middle always been there, or was that a later fixture? I'm only asking because the Harbour Bridge here has a completely stupid lane arrangement; a six-lane single carriageway which is fully reversible (though I don't think all six lanes have run in the same direction for over 15 years) and two other lanes (one for buses, one for cars) which are cut off from the rest of the bridge by a concrete barrier because that part of the bridge was originally going to be for trains.

Personally, I'd prefer to see a barrier in the middle of the bridge (a head-on collision occurred there during rush hour not too long ago and they closed the entire bridge so they could get a helicopter in to fly a driver to hospital; roads all over Sydney came to a standstill), but that would mess up the daily tidal flow arrangement they have set up, so they won't do it. The bridge is also designed to support a second deck in the same way as the GWB, but they aren't going to build one because the freeways on either side aren't designed to cope with the extra traffic. In short, the Harbour Bridge is a total mess and I'm wondering if the GWB was originally designed that way or if it was later added to.
According to http://www.nycroads.com/crossings/george-washington/ the lower deck was added in 1962.

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