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Old July 14th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #5861
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Old July 15th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #5862
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Article about upgrading US 93 into I-11 between Las Vegas and Phoneix


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Once the Nevada Department of Transportation completes its work on the widening of Interstate 15 from Blue Diamond Road south, Southern Nevada’s most important tourism conduit will be done in Nevada and leaders can turn their attention to other pressing transportation needs, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was told today.

Tom Skancke, president of The Skancke Co. Ltd. and a transportation consultant to the LVCVA, said with I-15 nearly completed, local leaders can turn their attention to the development of the proposed Interstate 11, a four-lane highway in the existing U.S. 93 corridor that would connect Las Vegas with Phoenix, one of Southern Nevada’s top tourism markets.

Las Vegas and Phoenix are the two largest cities in the country not linked by an interstate highway, Skancke said.

Projects partially paid for by the LVCVA have widened I-15 between the Spaghetti Bowl and Craig Road and created express lanes to separate through traffic from tourist traffic between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue. Another widening and expansion project south of Russell Road currently is under way.

The proposed I-11 would utilize the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge being built over the Colorado River and eventually could be extended north to Reno and Seattle, Skancke told LVCVA board members in his annual review of transportation projects affecting Southern Nevada’s tourism economy.

Representatives of Arizona’s Department of Transportation already have requested $2 million to $5 million to begin studies on the route, the first phase of which would link Las Vegas with Phoenix. Skancke said there’s already considerable progress on a portion of the highway between Interstate 10 and Wickenburg, Ariz., where a group of landowners has begun negotiating the transfer of 40,000 acres in the White Tank Mountains for right-of-way.


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Old July 15th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #5863
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Awesome video of Interstate 110 through Los Angeles:



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Old July 22nd, 2010, 03:07 PM   #5864
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 06:29 PM   #5865
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The only downtown I've driven through during rush hour and the highways had light traffic.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:15 PM   #5866
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I-90/94 near downtown Chicago


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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:43 PM   #5867
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Awesome pic!

Is it common in the US to sign states (Wisconsin) instead of cities?
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:56 PM   #5868
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Is it common in the US to sign states (Wisconsin) instead of cities?
I think it's mostly a Chicago thing. Although you do see some "Pennsylvania"s in New Jersey and I know of one "Ohio" in Pennsylvania (actually it's "Ohio and West" - if you're on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the exit for I-376 into Pittsburgh, but you're not taking the exit.)
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 09:06 PM   #5869
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That picture only shows a small portion of the Dan Ryan by the way. It's a local-express setup, I think it has 12 lanes, but Google Earth has older 2007 imagery.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:08 PM   #5870
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I-90/94 near downtown Chicago


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That pic could be used to encourage people to use public transportation
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 09:04 AM   #5871
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Is it common in the US to sign states (Wisconsin) instead of cities?
No, it's relatively rare. The reason it's common to see Indiana and Wisconsin as control "cities" in Chicago is that the expressways around Chicago split multiple times as you go outbound from downtown, thus if they put every control city for every interstate that goes through Chicago, some signs would have 3 or 4 cities. 90/94 westbound and 294 northbound are signed "Wisconsin" until you get to O'Hare Airport. Then it's either Milwaukee or Rockford. 90/94 and 80 eastbound are signed as "Indiana" until you hit the junction with I-65. After that, it's Indianapolis, Toledo, or Detroit. Another quirk about Chicago is that on some of the suburban expressways and tollways (like 355 and 290), the control "cities" are "West Suburbs" or "Northwest Suburbs" or "Southwest Suburbs."
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:27 PM   #5872
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WB I-376 downtown Pittsburgh this spot is known locally the "bathtub".








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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:48 PM   #5873
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How often does that happen??
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:59 PM   #5874
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By the way, those pictures are now slightly out of date. A couple of months ago, the segment of I-279 from the junction with 376 downtown to the interchange with I-79 near Carnegie, and then the Pa. 60 expressway from there up to I-80, were re-posted as parts of 376. Which increases the exit numbers on the old 376 by about 70. I was there last month - missed the bathtub because the Fort Pitt Bridge was under construction so I detoured onto Carson Street on the south side - but I was on 376 farther east, and also on the former 279 between downtown and Carnegie, and the signage had already been changed.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:33 AM   #5875
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That's so strange. It made sense before because 279 was an urban loop going into the heart of the metro while its parent bypassed it and 376 was a spur of 76. Now 279 is a spur and 376 is a loop and the numbers run afoul of the rules.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #5876
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The only downtown I've driven through during rush hour and the highways had light traffic.
Dallas or LA?
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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:41 AM   #5877
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That pic could be used to encourage people to use public transportation
I love that highway. I've driven during rush hour and it's actually not that bad.
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Re ttownfeen's post: (I had the little upward-pointing arrows here, but other posts appeared while I was writing....)

Hmmm. Hadn't thought of that. You're saying that 279 ought to still connect to 79 at both ends, if I understand you correctly? That rule seems to me to have been forgotten long ago: there are lots of even-prefixed 3di's that don't connect to their parent at both ends - just so long as they connect to Interstates at both ends seems to be enough. (271, 225... Heck, 495 on Long Island "dead-ends" - no Interstate, no expressway at all actually, at the east end.) So I think 279 still qualifies for that number at least by current practice.

376...well, even its old routing had Interstates at both ends (76 and 279 - as opposed to 76 and 80 now) so I can't quite get my head around whether it's breaking the rules or not, but if it is, I think it already was. The real purpose of all this was (I assume) to give an Interstate designation to Pa. 60. Part of which is - horrors - a toll road.

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Old July 24th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #5879
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I think it's mostly a Chicago thing. Although you do see some "Pennsylvania"s in New Jersey and I know of one "Ohio" in Pennsylvania (actually it's "Ohio and West" - if you're on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the exit for I-376 into Pittsburgh, but you're not taking the exit.)
Here in Delaware, there's signs on I-95 northbound at Churchman's Marsh (in between Delaware Routes 1 and 141 exits) for I-95 to Philadelphia, or for I-295 to "NY-NJ". They do this because the New Jersey Turnpike isn't officially I-95, at least in the southern portion of the state, and so they need to make it really clear for out-of-staters how to get north to New York and New England.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #5880
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I know it well....
As a Philadelphian, it's a minor pet peeve of mine that Maryland gives "New York" as the destination for 95 north.
But American control-city practices are wildly inconsistent anyway.
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