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Old July 24th, 2010, 06:42 AM   #5881
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And talking of New England, "New England" and "Upstate NY" used to show up on I-95 and I-87 respectively in the Bronx and upper Manhattan; they've been replaced by "New Haven" and "Albany."
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Old July 24th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #5882
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Pittsburgh newspaper's take on the renumbering from 279 to 376 (a year ago, when it was announced).

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Old July 24th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #5883
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I love that highway. I've driven during rush hour and it's actually not that bad.
The northbound Dan Ryan (I-90/94) from there to the Circle interchange (I-290) is one of my top favorite 'scenic' sections of the I-system, too - the downtown Chicago skyline is just STUNNING from it, especially at night.



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Old July 24th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #5884
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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #5885
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The northbound Dan Ryan (I-90/94) from there to the Circle interchange (I-290) is one of my top favorite 'scenic' sections of the I-system, too - the downtown Chicago skyline is just STUNNING from it, especially at night.



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Yeah. Nothing comes close to driving on that stretch. I'll be there agian in 2 weeks!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #5886
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How about the Eisenhower inbound? I'd say the view is equally impressive.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #5887
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Hey, the Schuylkill's not bad either!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoe/4492077414/

Trying to find one with Boathouse Row and the Art Museum in the foreground of the skyline. It's an old road - 1950s - and has too much traffic, but if I'm out of the city in the evening I'll go out of my way to take the Schuylkill in just for the view.

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Old July 25th, 2010, 07:58 AM   #5888
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Hey, the Schuylkill's not bad either!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoe/4492077414/

Trying to find one with Boathouse Row and the Art Museum in the foreground of the skyline. It's an old road - 1950s - and has too much traffic, but if I'm out of the city in the evening I'll go out of my way to take the Schuylkill in just for the view.
Hopefully Septa gets there act together and restores a few Rail lines to take the pressure off I-76 , US 422 , US 202 , US 30 and I-276
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #5889
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Old July 26th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #5890
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Birmingham I-65/Corridor X project set to launch Aug. 1
Published: Monday, July 26, 2010, 7:00 AM

Construction is expected to begin Aug. 1 on the largest road project in Birmingham-area history and the most expensive contract the Alabama Department of Transportation has ever awarded.
The final link between Corridor X and Interstate 65 -- roughly 1½-miles with 14 ramps and 14 bridges -- will all but complete Alabama's roughly 96-mile portion of the Birmingham-to-Memphis interstate that will be known as Interstate 22.
The $168.6 million project is a mammoth undertaking that will produce a four-level, 85-foot-tall interchange after workers tunnel under I-65 to allow I-22 to run beneath the existing interstate. ALDOT officials said the finished product will be similar to the I-459/65 interchange in Hoover.

"It's tremendously complicated," said ALDOT division engineer Brian Davis. "It's absolutely the most complex project we've ever had in the Birmingham area. We're looking forward to the challenge."
Worker safety, avoiding traffic disruptions on I-65 and finishing the work on time were all things that had to be considered during the planning phase, Davis said.
"This project has a lot of complicated scenarios. It took a lot of planning," he said.
Atlanta-based Archer Western Contractors submitted the low bid of $168.6 million to perform the work. ALDOT typically spends about $650 million each year on construction projects statewide, Davis said.
While the interchange is a record-setting contract, Davis noted that past contracts might equal that amount if adjusted for inflation.
ALDOT director Joe McInnes said the project, and another simultaneous project that will build a 3,000-foot stretch of road linking I-22 to U.S. 31 in north Birmingham, will bring the long-awaited completion to the Corridor X project.
"It opens up a transportation corridor that has been 40 years in the making," McInnes said.
The U.S. 31/I-22 interchange, which has a preliminary cost estimate between $15 million and $20 million, will be let for bid in 2011, but should be completed in 2014, the same deadline for completing the I-22/65 interchange, Davis said.

What's involved

Here are some of the features of the interchange:
The I-65 portion of the interchange will be modified to include a total of eight lanes -- four northbound and four southbound. Currently there are six lanes at that point.
At least four additional lanes will be added to roads running parallel to the new eight-lane section of I-65. The two northbound and two southbound lanes of these roads will be used as merging lanes, allowing drivers to get on or off I-65 and I-22 without slowing traffic.
A ramp will be built heading north from 41st Street North that will connect to the westbound I-22 on-ramp.
A ramp taking drivers from I-65 north to the I-22 west on-ramp and a separate connection that will link I-65 north to U.S. 31 in Fultondale.
A ramp from I-22 east to I-65 that will connect to a northbound road. Another similar road will be built on I-65 south.
A southbound road will allow drivers at the U.S. 31 interchange in Fultondale to connect to a ramp to I-22 west. From there, drivers can continue south and reconnect with I-65 south. Traffic entering there should be limited to the traffic accessing I-65 south from U.S. 31.
A ramp will connect I-22 east with I-65 south.
The work, which must be completed by Oct. 15, 2014, will be performed in three or four individual phases to prevent traffic problems, said Steve Hausler, project manager for Archer Western Contractors.
The first part of the project will link Daniel Payne Drive to I-65 North. After that, work will be done on northbound I-65. While that is happening, northbound traffic will shift to I-65 south.
After the north lanes are done, I-65 south will be worked on and southbound traffic will shift over to the new northbound lanes. Three lanes will be open at all times, except for some occasions that will require late-night lane closures.

Few delays seen

ALDOT spokeswoman Linda Crockett said lanes will be built outside the areas already open to traffic. Traffic will be shifted onto the new lanes, she said. Corridor X now ends at Coalburg Road.
"It's a lot of work concentrated in one area. There'll be occasional lane closures, but (traffic) shouldn't be much different than it is now," Hausler said.
Despite the large scale of the project, Hausler said he is hopeful Archer Western will have it finished "a year early if everything is perfect," Hausler said.
It's not the first time the company has tackled a record-breaking project.
Archer Western is performing the $218 million widening of a 14.3-mile section of I-85 in Coweta and Meriwether counties in Georgia.
That project, the single largest in the Georgia Department of Transportation's history, includes removal and replacement of two overpasses, construction of a new ramp bridge, modifications to three bridges and partial removal and reconstruction of 12 other bridges.

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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:14 AM   #5891
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Sounds like that is going to be an awesome interchange I-22

Drive down US 78/ Future I-22

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Old July 27th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #5892
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Nice to see the progress on I-22.

Is it gonna remain signed with US 78 when it's completed? IMO they should switch 78 back to its original routing once I-22 fully opens.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #5893
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Old July 28th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #5894
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Today i took a trip to Jersey City....via I-80 / Turnpike

I-80 East

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Crossing the Hackensack River

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End of I-80

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I-95 South

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New Jersey Turnpike Begin , Eastern Spur

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Crossing the Hackensack River again with the City of Newark skyline

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Crossing the Northeast Corridor , PATH & Passaic River

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City of Newark Skyline

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On the 14 Interchange Slip road

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Up Next the NJ Turnpike , Jersey City Connection or I-78


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Old July 28th, 2010, 04:14 AM   #5895
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So it's very clearly marked that I-80 ends where it meets 95, not a few miles farther east, at the bridge toll plaza. For years, I was under the impression that they overlapped for a few miles, if only because traffic reporters used to talk about "80/95".... Was it always that clearly marked? For that matter, was that always officially the case? Going the other direction, doesn't 80 show up as soon as you come off the bridge?

I note Google Maps has 80 ending at 95. But they think the Turnpike goes up to Fort Lee.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #5896
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Yes it ends at 95 , but on some maps it goes to the Toll Gate at the GWB.

I-78 East in Port Newark


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Crossing Newark Bay - you can NJ 440 / Bayonne Bridge in the distance

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Entering the NJ Gold Coast / City of Bayonne

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Exit 14 A NJ 440 Bayonne , Port Bayonne & Cruise Port


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Entering the City of Jersey City


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Exit 14B - Liberty State Park , Greenville , Liberty Harbor , Liberty Golf Course > Jersey City


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Exit 14C - Liberty Science Center , Liberty State Park , Hudson Bergen LRT Park & Ride , Bergen-Layette > Jersey City

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Jersey City Skyline & Downtown JC

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Journal SQ > Jersey City

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Old July 29th, 2010, 06:03 AM   #5897
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The inbound Kennedy is also very scenic. Great views!
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Old July 29th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #5898
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Nice to see the progress on I-22.

Is it gonna remain signed with US 78 when it's completed? IMO they should switch 78 back to its original routing once I-22 fully opens.
No once this interchange is completed it will be signed I-22 only. US 78 could possibly be de-commissioned west of downtown Birmingham, from wikipedia

"Due to the construction of Interstate 22 along the US-78 corridor west of Birmingham, part of US-78 is temporarily State Route 5 only, since that part of the new I-22/US-78/SR-4 is not completed. US-78 roughly parallels Interstate 20 from Birmingham east to the Georgia state line.

The only section of State Route 4 that is signed is along portions the completed sections of future I-22 (Corridor X, mainly west of Jasper. As of December 2007, Corridor X is open from the Mississippi State line through the West Jefferson community, rejoining the old alignment near Graysville. As of January 2009, the old routing of US 78 west of Graysville to Jasper is now signed only as AL 5. There is a possibility that upon completion of I-22 that US 78 may be decommissioned west of Birmingham. The stretch from I-20/59 at the Arkadelphia Road exit in Birmingham to Jasper would continue to be signed as AL 5. West of Jasper, the old US 78 is already signed as AL 118 to Guin and then from Guin northward to I-22 at Hamilton is signed as US 43/US 278".
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Old July 31st, 2010, 05:04 PM   #5899
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They're going to add tolls to the I-95 bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey (the one north of Trenton, which is near the central-Jersey gap in 95 - actually won't be part of 95 once 95 is rerouted onto the Pennsylvania and New Jersey turnpikes). (It's actually not a done deal, but close.)

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front...r_bridges.html

This had been rumored for years. What I don't get is, why create a public-private partnership? The bridge is owned by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, which already charges tolls on other bridges along the upper Delaware. They could just start charging tolls themselves, I would think; in fact I don't know why they weren't doing so already.

Won't affect a lot of long-distance traffic, because of the location. I cross this bridge regularly, traveling between home in Philadelphia and my parents, who are in northern New Jersey but far enough west and south that using the Turnpike or even US 1 is a bit out of the way. But there are lots of free bridges along the Delaware north of Trenton, so it's easy to avoid.

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Jersey City has a remarkable skyline. Must suck to be overshadowed by New York City.
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