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Old November 3rd, 2010, 05:36 AM   #6201
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Wheres the $$$ coming for that project?
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:21 PM   #6202
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The Dallas LBJexpress project will be funded by tolls. The Phoenix project will be funded by local taxes as usual. (proposition 400).
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:56 PM   #6203
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http://www.i85extension.com/index.htm

The I-85 extension to I-20 near Cuba (MS/AL state line) has been approved by AASHTO last month. They're currently working on the final EIS.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 04:59 AM   #6204
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They should extend I-16 from Macon to I-85 somewhere near Auburn and call the Montgomery-I-20 extension I-16. At least it would make sense as an E-W interstate.

They should also build an interstate replacement of US 231 and 431 between Montgomery to Dothan and on to I-10 near Pamama City and call that I-65. Existing I-65 between Mongtomery and Mobile can be rechristened as I-85.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 06:53 AM   #6205
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ChrisZwolle: Those two projects are insane! The one in the video looks crazy expensive, and the second one would leave Highway 401 in the dust.

Does Phoenix (and it's metro area) really need 24 lanes? I heard it was the second most unsustainable major city in the USA (behind Los Angeles). The last thing it needs is considerable growth.
Thankfully Chris didn't even respond to your idiotic post. Keep the politics out of these threads. Jeez why is it always my fellow Canadians that have to derail threads with needless politics and bleeding heart BS. You're making the rest of us look bad. This thread is for highway enthusiasts.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #6206
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Thankfully Chris didn't even respond to your idiotic post. Keep the politics out of these threads. Jeez why is it always my fellow Canadians that have to derail threads with needless politics and bleeding heart BS. You're making the rest of us look bad. This thread is for highway enthusiasts.
Is this really necessary? Don't like someone's posts, don't respond. I am not going to start some stupid online war, but if you don't have anything add to a thread, aside flaming other members or your fellow countrymen, don't post.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #6207
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They should extend I-16 from Macon to I-85 somewhere near Auburn and call the Montgomery-I-20 extension I-16. At least it would make sense as an E-W interstate.

They should also build an interstate replacement of US 231 and 431 between Montgomery to Dothan and on to I-10 near Pamama City and call that I-65. Existing I-65 between Mongtomery and Mobile can be rechristened as I-85.
Why stop there? Let's get rid of I-16 altogether:

- I-20 extension from Cuba becomes the I-20 mainline
- I-20/I-59 duplex stays as I-59
- I-85 in Montgomery becomes I-20/I-85 duplex
- I-16 + extension to Auburn becomes I-20
- I-40 from Little Rock to Memphis becomes I-30/I-40 duplex
- I-22 from Memphis to Birmingham becomes I-30
- Former I-20 from Birmingham to Florence, SC becomes I-30
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Old November 9th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #6208
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Sounds like a plan.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 01:44 AM   #6209
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Perfect ...........
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Old November 18th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #6210
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Google Maps already shows I-22. Are there actually any signs for it?
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Old November 18th, 2010, 05:31 AM   #6211
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Are there actually any signs for it?
there are signs that say "Future I-22 Corridor"
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Old November 18th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #6212
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One of the few placed I didn't mind being stuck in traffic.

But seriously, I hate driving in LA!
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Old November 19th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #6213
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^ That's an amazing photo.


From the top.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:21 PM   #6214
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A very cool video of the "Big I interchange" in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Old November 21st, 2010, 11:45 PM   #6215
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The Dallas LBJexpress project will be funded by tolls. The Phoenix project will be funded by local taxes as usual. (proposition 400).
hopefully they build it here in Phoenix,
phoenix freeway system is growing so fast, it should be on the top 7 now in the country.

does anyone have any statistic of freeways lanes up to 2010.
every major freeway in phoenix now have at least 8 lanes total and all of them have HOV lanes.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 04:19 AM   #6216
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Interstate 76 entering Philadelphia:
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 05:22 AM   #6217
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That is a very nice picture.

I've driven in Philly before, a lot of the highways there are pretty narrow.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:10 AM   #6218
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Philadelphia probably has the worst freeway system of any million+ city in the United States.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 04:39 PM   #6219
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Philadelphia probably has the worst freeway system of any million+ city in the United States.
Chris,

do you have any ranking of the largest freeways systems by miles in the USA?
I think there was one from the 80s, but nothing from the last 3 years
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 05:53 PM   #6220
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Well, the extent of a freeway system isn't the biggest factor, it's how it relates to the extent of the population. For example, the Los Angeles freeway system appears to be very large, but relative to population it doesn't rank much better than New York City.

There was a list about freeway lane mileage relative to population. I believe Kansas City had the best, and some metro areas along I-75 in Florida (I believe the Cape Coral area) had the worst.
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