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Old November 12th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #7581
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Speaking of Texas Interstates.
This makes no sense unless I-69 is actually being constructed. It's just renaming an existing road to an interstate that does not even physically exist.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #7582
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This makes no sense unless I-69 is actually being constructed. It's just renaming an existing road to an interstate that does not even physically exist.
The sections of highway being renamed as I-69 in Texas are already up to interstate standard, hence the new designation. Construction of the other portions are already underway as well.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #7583
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I've read 230 miles of the future I-69 in Texas is already up to Interstate Highway standards.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #7584
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The San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge turns 75 years today!

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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #7585
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North Carolina is just as bad. The correct control city for I-77 heading south from Charlotte would be Columbia, but some signs say Rock Hill and others Pineville, the town where I-77 and I-485 cross.
Columbia shows up as the control city for I-77 from I-85. I've only seen Pineville at the exit for I-485.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #7586
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I've read 230 miles of the future I-69 in Texas is already up to Interstate Highway standards.
A lot of it is and a section at Corpus Christi was just approved and marked (I posted the news a couple of weeks ago). IIRC, other lengthy interstate-compatible parts include US 77 in the Brownsville area and US 59 thought the Houston area.

Any word on how the route numbering of those branches near the Mexican border will be handled?

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Old November 13th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #7587
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The Holland Tunnel turns 84 years today. It was the first fixed link between New Jersey and Manhattan. Some even argue it was America's first freeway in 1927, however although it did have 2x2 lanes, there were no interchanges.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #7588
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Columbia shows up as the control city for I-77 from I-85. I've only seen Pineville at the exit for I-485.
Rock Hill at I-485 and I-85.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #7589
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Well, yeah, there.

I meant that I've never seen Pineville as a control city for I-77... just at the western 85-485 junction.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #7590
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The sections of highway being renamed as I-69 in Texas are already up to interstate standard, hence the new designation. Construction of the other portions are already underway as well.
Where is it under construction?
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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #7591
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Where is it under construction?
There were a few sections that were recently completed around Cleveland and Sheppard in East Texas in which a few divided highway segments were converted to full limited access.

I am sure there are many other segments that are under construction or are recently completed as well.

Here is a Youtube clip that explains some of the progress being made so far on the route.



Additional information regarding construction can be found on the Alliance for I-69 Texas website.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #7592
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Minneapolis/St. Paul Freeways

I went to the Badger/Gopher game at the new TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this past weekend, and amidst my travels around the area, I took a few pictures.

I-94 just northwest of the freeway loop around the cities







Where I-494 and I-694 meet, and I-94 splits from 694 to continue northwesterly





I-94/694





Where I-94 meets I-694 north of downtown Minneapolis



I-94 passing near downtown Minneapolis







Tunnel in downtown Minneapolis



I-94/U.S. 53 interchange in St. Paul

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Old November 15th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #7593
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There were a few sections that were recently completed around Cleveland and Sheppard in East Texas in which a few divided highway segments were converted to full limited access.

I am sure there are many other segments that are under construction or are recently completed as well.

Here is a Youtube clip that explains some of the progress being made so far on the route.



Additional information regarding construction can be found on the Alliance for I-69 Texas website.
Nice video. I wish it had answered what will happen with the numbering after it splits for U.S. 59. U.S. 77 and U.S. 281.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 08:58 AM   #7594
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The Holland Tunnel turns 84 years today. It was the first fixed link between New Jersey and Manhattan. Some even argue it was America's first freeway in 1927, however although it did have 2x2 lanes, there were no interchanges.

The only place where I was stuck in traffic at 3AM.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #7595
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The only place where I was stuck in traffic at 3AM.
LOL , not if you use the back streets....but i'm not going to tell you the secerts streets to avoid all the traffic..
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #7596
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LOL , not if you use the back streets....but i'm not going to tell you the secerts streets to avoid all the traffic..
Any decent GPS with real-time traffic info can do that.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #7597
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The only place where I was stuck in traffic at 3AM.
I think it's ridiculous that they've marked the Holland Tunnel as part of I-78. It doesn't connect to any other Interstate, even any other freeway, and to get from it to the next segment of 78 you have to pass through several blocks of what amounts to glorified local streets. And I've never heard that there's any prospect of changing this state of affairs.

When I was growing up in the area, 78 ended where the freeway (the New Jersey Turnpike extension) did - the tunnel, the New Jersey approach, and the connector to the Pulaski Skyway were all part of Business US 1-9.

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Could somebody tell me which state(s) have signs with arrows pointing upwards?
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Try the geeks at aaroads.com/forums, if no one here comes up with an answer. I'm no expert.
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Could somebody tell me which state(s) have signs with arrows pointing upwards?
The newest update to the USA's federal Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices ('MUTCD') requires that all new and replacement overhead big green signs use European-style up-pointing arrows, one per lane. Some have appeared this past summer on US 41 here in the Appleton, WI area.

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