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Old October 2nd, 2011, 04:16 AM   #7401
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Great pics! I remember driving through Chicago, Indiana, and Michigan. Chicago is very Polish, I remember walking down the street and thinking I am back in Poland. Also some nice Polish girls walking down the street. I have to go back someday.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 05:52 AM   #7402
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Approaching the aging Spence bridge into Cincinnati from Kentucky. President Obama recently visited there to highlight that bridge
which is in solid Republican turf, as one of the stimulus projects his jobs bill would address.

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 10:52 AM   #7403
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I drove a lot in the USA but never seen such heavy truck traffic like around Chicago. It might be not really visible on my pictures because I was concentrating on driving when I was overtaking hordes of semis, especially as I drive quite fast but there were really a lot of trucks.
I-80 near the Indiana border has the highest truck count in the nation, around 40,000 trucks per day. I-710 in Los Angeles also comes close to that.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:25 AM   #7404
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hi,

does anyone know how the "new" katy freeway in houston has been working since the massive widening project completion? Regarding congestion, HOT lanes effectiveness and usage? Are there statistics somewhere or some kind of summary/balance? This was presented as a super freeway, the model for next urban freeways, so i'm curious.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 08:01 PM   #7405
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I just came back from the Great Lakes and shot few pictures of the interstates
Let's start from Detroit

I-75, view from Woodward Ave
That building in the background in the former Michigan Central station, now vacant. There are some rumnblings of wanting to redevelop it, but I have heard nothing solid on that.
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I-80/90, Ohio Turnpike just west of Toledo, shot from one of the local county highways I was enjoying


The western part of the Ohio Turnpike is a long, but somewhat interesting midwestern interstate highway drive.

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Great intersection of I-43, I-94 and I-795 in Milwaukee












Isn't the 'Marquette' an *AWESOME* interchange?

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I-75 southbound somewhere between Gaylord a Grayling.
Does anyone know why they painted double yellow and white lines there?


It looks to me like the MDOT line-painting crew simply painted new lines slightly off from the old ones.

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Here few shots from around Chicago
I-294, Tri-State Tollway. It is in really good condition.
I like the idea of transponder tolling of the main lanes (I'm not sure how they call this system in Chicago) and toll booths off the main lanes for cash or cards paying drivers like me.




View from one of the "Oasis" which are service areas built like in Europe, with gas stations and food joints accessible without leaving the tollway. Food court is right above the tollway. Great place for burger for a real road geek






Here I-94/80 in Indiana coming close to Chicago










There was accident eastbound which caused massive tailback.


I drove a lot in the USA but never seen such heavy truck traffic like around Chicago. It might be not really visible on my pictures because I was concentrating on driving when I was overtaking hordes of semis, especially as I drive quite fast but there were really a lot of trucks.
The I-94 part of the Tri-State Tollway (the part in Lake County) was rebuilt a couple of years ago and is, IMHO, the very BEST road that I have ever driven on - well worth the very reasonable toll rates that are charged to use it!

I have also dined with that view of the highway many times over the years while on my way to or from Chicago or points beyond.

Also, the Borman/Kingery (I-80/94) was also just upgraded, an INTERMINABLY long project, and yes, it is one of, if not the, highest volume truck/lorry route in the USA, if not the World. You didn't stop at one of 'Krazy Kaplan's' fireworks stands in Gary, did you?

How was the Wisconsin northwoods?

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:09 PM   #7407
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Wow, awesome pictures! That Milwaukee interchange looks freaking awesome!
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:49 PM   #7408
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Wow, awesome pictures! That Milwaukee interchange looks freaking awesome!
I concur. Have a look at it from above: http://maps.google.be/maps?q=Milwauk...taten&t=k&z=17
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 04:49 AM   #7409
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How was the Wisconsin northwoods?
Mike
Wisconsin was great. I really enjoyed driving Wisconsin Hwy 55, really cool, narrow (by American standards) road, perfect for testing the Mustang.

Thanks again for showing Green Bay and Packers field.

And I really enjoyed Michigan, stayed there for a week. It's fascinating state.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 06:23 AM   #7410
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which is the speed limit on highways and freeways/express ways on US?
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 06:41 AM   #7411
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Time to roll out the invincible pic

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Old October 3rd, 2011, 07:16 AM   #7412
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hey thanks

i have a lot of questions

like the surface of the highway, it looks like cement, but somebody told me that it was asphalt, any way it look like cement because the color is gray

and the numbering of miles, where it starts?

for example, in almost all the contries, it starts on downtown see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilometre_Zero

what about in US

thanks for your answers
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 09:26 AM   #7413
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hey thanks

i have a lot of questions

like the surface of the highway, it looks like cement, but somebody told me that it was asphalt, any way it look like cement because the color is gray

and the numbering of miles, where it starts?

for example, in almost all the contries, it starts on downtown see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilometre_Zero

what about in US

thanks for your answers
To the best of my knowledge that looks like a concrete surface.

Anyways regarding mile numbers for the Interstate Highway network typically the lowest numbers are in the South/West directions and highest in the North/East directions.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:18 AM   #7414
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Wisconsin was great. I really enjoyed driving Wisconsin Hwy 55, really cool, narrow (by American standards) road, perfect for testing the Mustang.

Thanks again for showing Green Bay and Packers field.

And I really enjoyed Michigan, stayed there for a week. It's fascinating state.
Kewl!



BTW, as of this typing, the Packers are 4-0.



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Old October 3rd, 2011, 12:09 PM   #7415
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Some Interstate shots i found of the DC/NOVA area...

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Crossing the Potomac by La Citta Vita, on Flickr

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Waterfront, apartment buildings by La Citta Vita, on Flickr

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Cameron Run Hunting Creek, Virginia by La Citta Vita, on Flickr

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Alexandria, Virginia by La Citta Vita, on Flickr

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Capital Beltway, Virginia & Maryland by La Citta Vita, on Flickr

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Virginia, Fairfax County by La Citta Vita, on Flickr

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Reston Town Center, aerial by La Citta Vita, on Flickr

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Tysons Corner, Virginia by La Citta Vita, on Flickr
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Old October 4th, 2011, 05:18 AM   #7416
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Atlanta's new HOT Lanes on I-85 North in Gwinnett County.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #7418
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Isn't the 'Marquette' an *AWESOME* interchange?
sure the Marquette is pretty neat, but you want awesome? try the High Five top level in my 18-wheeler I-635 east to US-75 north! thats awesome
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Old October 6th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #7419
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Time to roll out the invincible pic

...Whose bright idea was it to show every county in Texas but just at the state level elsewhere?
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Old October 6th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #7420
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Because in Texas county's have different speed limits and in other states it's the same in the entire state.
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