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Old December 22nd, 2009, 05:18 AM   #5081
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actually, they just paved over most of the concrete on I-680 here in the Fremont / Milpitas area and it is now asphalt. Sections of I-5 in the central valley are now almost all asphalt.

If anything, we're getting more asphalt and less concrete here in California.
That is because 4 lane roads have less maintenance demands than 10 lane ones in urban areas. Also, that may be due to noise mitigation in the Fremont area if it is OVER concrete. I know the 5 in central valley is asphalt, but people dont really commute between Bakersfield and Stockton on a daily basis.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 08:46 AM   #5082
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What makes the concrete look almost white??
It's all new. That highway was closed entirely for over a year for ground-up reconstruction and it had just reopened when those images were taken. That is I-64 in the Saint Louis, MO metro area.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:46 AM   #5083
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Today it's 72 years ago that the first tube of the Lincoln tunnel opened to traffic between New York City and Weehawken, NJ

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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:38 AM   #5084
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What is happening to the right side crash barrier down at the overheads??
Poor quality control. Crash barriers in Washington almost seem like an afterthought at times. With the exception of some recently installed barriers, most are as crooked as they can get.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #5085
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The Lincoln Tunnel is very impressive indeed, taking into account it's age.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #5086
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Impressive indeed. How did they construct the Lincoln Tunnel???
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Old December 24th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #5087
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Working conditions inside the tunnel were quite claustrophobic and extremely hazardous. In fact, each man had to undergo a tedious pressurization/depressurization process before entering and leaving the work area which has a maximum depth of some 100 feet below the river’s surface. And because of the higher pressure within these tubes, the workers, or “sandhogs” as they were called, were limited to only a half-hour of work in the morning and a half-hour in the afternoon. Despite the many obstacles, work on the 8,216 foot long tunnel was completed in 1937 with all the pomp and ceremony such a project deserved.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 03:20 AM   #5088
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The Lincoln has 3 Tubes , The South Tube is Eastbound only. The Middle Tube is Bus Only Inbound / Outbound Tube during Rush Hour, off peak hours its an extra lane in Each Direction, Bi-direction. The North Tube is Westbound only. The Lincoln Tunnel & Expressway are the worst NJ-Manhattan Connections over capacity, and is a pain in an ass at rush hour , takes sometimes up to 2hrs to travel 2 miles form the NJTPK to the Midtown Portal. Hopefully when the ARC Tunnel is completed in 2017 more people we use the Trains, the car. Most locals & me use the Weehawken-Midtown Ferry or PATH Trains. I find the Holland Tunnel the Fastest NJ-Manhattan Connection since you have many ways to enter the Tunnel , via various Jersey City Streets. I beleave the Recently replaced all the lights with LEDs.

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Old December 24th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #5089
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The Lincoln has 3 Tubes , The South Tube is Eastbound only. The Middle Tube is Bus Only Inbound / Outbound Tube during Rush Hour, off peak hours its an extra lane in Each Direction, Bi-direction. The North Tube is Westbound only. The Lincoln Tunnel & Expressway are the worst NJ-Manhattan Connections over capacity, and is a pain in an ass at rush hour , takes sometimes up to 2hrs to travel 2 miles form the NJTPK to the Midtown Portal. Hopefully when the ARC Tunnel is completed in 2017 more people we use the Trains, the car. Most locals & me use the Weehawken-Midtown Ferry or PATH Trains. I find the Holland Tunnel the Fastest NJ-Manhattan Connection since you have many ways to enter the Tunnel , via various Jersey City Streets. I beleave the Recently replaced all the lights with LEDs.

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Holland Tunn has a section which has been replaced by LEDs, rest of the Tunn is still Fluer. lighting. I commute via Holland everyday, I agree with you Lincoln is a bad choice to go to the City.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 05:52 PM   #5090
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All of Interstate 29 in North Dakota is closed due to a blizzard with whiteout conditions.

I-29 at Pembina:
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Old December 27th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #5091
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I can attest to the snow from that storm, but not the wind. I'm about 100 miles east of there (160km) in the boreal forest so we don't get the drifting or high winds that they do out on the prairie. But we got about 18" of snow (47cm) from the storm.

It made driving quite treacherous as it kept coming and coming!
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #5092
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Heres some Interstate photos form my scary day back in August , i wasn't go to post them but , i thought i should begin the getting over that day by doing this.

I-84 East in The City of Newburgh,NY


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Newburgh - Beacon Bridge Across the Hudson River

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Looking South

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I-84 in Dutchess County

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Thats it for now , Expect more later in the week.

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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:10 AM   #5093
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Entering I-80 East Form the GSP

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In the Local Lanes

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Note that Teterboro has a Population of 5-12 People and is home to Teterboro Airport the Buiset Private Airport in the US

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Crossing the Hackensack River , NJ Gold Coast & Manhattan Skylines off in the Distance

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End of I-80 in Teaneck,NJ

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Entering I-95 South

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I hope you all enjoyed Stay tuned for more.

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:21 AM   #5094
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Great Pictures but why was it a scary day?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 08:12 AM   #5095
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Great Pictures but why was it a scary day?
My Driver went into Diabetic Shock and crashed , then he wouldn't pull over and accept help.

And now onto the New Jersey Turnpike.

Passing the Place that Powers my house.


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Eastern Spur , Approaching the Seacause Toll Gate

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Passing the Alexander Hamilton Service Area

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Passing Secacuse JCT station

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New Condos have sprung up next to the Highway & Station

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Crossing the Hackensack River & Meadowlands

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Looking West

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City of Newark Skyline is seen in the distance

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Newark Skyline

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Approaching Newark Airport / Seaport

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In the Car Lanes South / NJTPK

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Exiting @ 13A

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After the Toll Gate, Heading to IKEA.

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Thats it for now stayed tune for more , the ones of the minor roads are on the Non-Interstate thread.

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 10:30 AM   #5096
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So exactly how old is the NJ turnpike again? It seems to have many of the features that modern European motorways do. Seems well-maintained for a U.S. highway too.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:37 AM   #5097
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Built in the early 50's I think.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:47 AM   #5098
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All but 10 miles in Ridgefield opened in 1951. The last section opened in 1952. The Garden State Parkway began construction somewhat earlier (1947) but wasn't completed until 1957.
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The NJTPK & GSP Pay for our Great Rail & Bus network , which is the largest commuter Service in North America.

Entering the NJTPK Toll Gate in Elizabeth

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A Plane taking off form EWR

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Entering the Car Lanes Northbound

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Port Newark / Elizabeth

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Exit 14, A,B,C,D

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Ramp to I-78 West

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End of the Car lanes , Eastern / Western Split

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taking the Western Spur

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Pulaski Skyway is seen ahead

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Crossing the Passaic River & Northeast Corridor , PATH , Morris & Essex , Montclair-Boonton lines.

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A view of the Eastern Spur

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Exiting @ 15W to I-280 West

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I hope you all enjoyed this Update stay tuned for the next one.
Up Next : I-280


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 11:30 AM   #5100
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I-280 in Kearny,NJ

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Exit 17 : Newark Turnpike : Kearny & Jersey City

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Exit 17A : County Road 508 East : Jersey City

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Stickel Lift Bridge & North Broadway section of Newark

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NJT Broad Street Station , Essex & Morris , Gladstone , Montclair-Boonton Lines

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Urban Renewal has finally reached I-280

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In a few years all these bridges will be resurfaced & Repainted

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Exiting at Exit 12B

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Thats it for now , i don't know when i'll have another update.

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