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Old January 8th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #7721
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Any pictures of the poles?
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Old January 8th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #7722
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You can see the HOT lanes in this video:

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Old January 10th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #7723
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Ever wondered what those plastic poles between toll and free lanes cost?



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Holy shit! $17,400....why not just use a good ole concrete barrier? I'd love to get paid $17,400 per week.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:14 PM   #7724
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New I-70 Mississippi River Bridge in St. Louis.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #7725
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It's probably also nice during rush hour. Oklahoma City has almost no congestion, and this new 10 lane freeway is future-proof for a long time.
Actually there are a lot of congestions in oklahoma city. especially on the junction of I-40, I-235, and I-35. On the weekend it is worse because everybody is trying to go to Dallas for some reason. The clover leaf junction on I-35 and I-240 is very dangerous for people who are not from the area.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #7726
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Holy shit! $17,400....why not just use a good ole concrete barrier? I'd love to get paid $17,400 per week.
Not to mention the likelihood of a vertical deliniator replacement crew getting slaughtered at some point.

I think the real problem is that there's simply not enough room for any type of barrier here. They should use a paint stripe and strict enforcement like Georgia does.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #7727
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I-275 St. Petersburg, Florida

Here's I-275 just north of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

Does anyone know what was originally planned here? The roadways curve apart here and leave an unusually wide median. Is it possible that some kind of freeway split was planned here? I don't see any evidence of an alignment further north or south of this interchange, but it appears to be possible there was space reserved for an interchange with the US 19 freeway.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 02:09 AM   #7728
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Here's I-275 just north of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

Does anyone know what was originally planned here? The roadways curve apart here and leave an unusually wide median. Is it possible that some kind of freeway split was planned here? I don't see any evidence of an alignment further north or south of this interchange, but it appears to be possible there was space reserved for an interchange with the US 19 freeway.

The image of Interstate 275 is located at 38 Av N in St. Petersburg, Florida (also known as Exit 25).

The unusually wide median at 38 Av N was for a planned expressway which would have connected with another planned expressway at where 31 St S (Exit 20) is today. This planned expressway was intended to be a bypass route which would have connected to the planned Pinellas Expressway (another expressway that would have run parallel to an abandoned CSX rail line which is today the Pinellas Trail).

However, I see another use for this wide median at 38 Av N: A connector expressway linking Interstate 275 with US 19 north to Largo and Clearwater. The interchange would be a southbound entrance and northbound exit from Interstate 275 which would connect to US 19 at a rebuilt Gandy Blvd. (FL 694) interchange; it would enable commuters who live in Clearwater and work in St. Petersburg or vice versa to have an interstate-type route to Clearwater and northern Pinellas County.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #7729
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A video of the relocated I-195 in Providence.



This highway project was completed four years ago and re-connects Downtown Providence with the Jewelry District.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #7730
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Traffic mayhem begins in Dallas, where the HOV lanes on I-635 are closed for the massive New LBJ project. This means 240 000 - 265 000 vehicles will have to squeeze on just 8 lanes, the perfect recipe for a gridlock.


did they start on this already?
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:22 AM   #7731
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Yes, the project has started.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #7732
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Preliminary works already started before the summer if I'm correct.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 06:52 AM   #7733
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The Spaghetti Bowl, I-10 at US 54 El Paso

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Old January 18th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #7734
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The Spaghetti Bowl, I-10 at US 54 El Paso

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I call the left lane on Exit 22B westbound the "Highway to Hell" because it takes you across the river.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 04:39 AM   #7735
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It's the Highway To Hell because it takes you straight to the traffic jam at the free bridge!
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Old January 19th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #7736
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Downtown Atlanta looms over I-75-85

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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #7737
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I-75 Toll Project Alive And Kicking

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The project to put optional toll lanes along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties is very much alive, according to state officials.

The state Department of Transportation, prompted by Gov. Nathan Deal, canceled bidding for it last month, sending shock waves through the state transportation community and sparking national press coverage. But Deal is now working with the state Department of Transportation to find a version of the project he will support.

“Even if it’s impossible for [road] capacity to keep up with growth, doing nothing is not an option,” Brian Robinson, a spokesman for Deal, wrote in an email Wednesday.

The issue popped for some legislators in transportation budget hearings at the Capitol on Wednesday. Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, whose district includes the I-85 HOT lane, said that the cost of toll fees on a regular basis was "exorbitant" for most people.

State officials said they had no other choice but to look to optional toll lanes such as the I-75 project. State Transportation Planning Director Todd Long, who reports to Deal, said recently that Deal “was not against the project, he was against the methodology."

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Old January 24th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #7738
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I-610 in Houston.

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US 59 in Houston.
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Westpark Tollway in Houston.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #7739
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #7740
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It should be noted that very few people use the Westpark tollway (mostly because of it's proximity to free routes and HCTA's stupid policy to only allow those with EZTags to use the road).

Anyways here is a video of the Long Island Expressway.

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