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Old July 1st, 2012, 05:47 PM   #8181
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I Just noticed on that Map I-87 seems to dip into Vermont before entering Canada
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Old July 1st, 2012, 11:54 PM   #8182
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I Just noticed on that Map I-87 seems to dip into Vermont before entering Canada

Definitely a mistake on the map. I noticed the proposed exits, I wonder why so few. Also a 192 might be good to the Canadian border and then let 92 go down to Burlington, VT and westward to a final destination within New York(maybe Syracuse or Rochester).
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 12:14 AM   #8183
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I would call that Calais to Upstate NY interstate I-98 rather than I-92.

I also like that I-11. Lots of roadgeeks out there want a I-state connecting Las Vegas and Phoenix.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:54 AM   #8184
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There are tons of such freeways in the High Plains.
Yes, but they serve their purposes as transcontinental through routes between the coasts.

On the other hand, where does this corridor go? Not even to the growing metropolis of Bangor!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:48 AM   #8185
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On the other hand, where does this corridor go?
Atlantic provinces to the rest of Canada. Pretty much just as intercontinental as I-94 in North Dakota.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:24 PM   #8186
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Really , are we going to nitpick my spelling?
When you are making a blanket statement that an entire group of people are dumb based upon where they live, yes, I am going to nitpick on spelling.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:38 PM   #8187
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Mainers aren't as dumb as THEIR southern US counterparts.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:50 PM   #8188
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Random thoughts on the Quebec-Maine-Maritimes connector, after having read the last couple of days' posts:

1) Yes, I can imagine truckers (or private citizens driving cars) hesitating about crossing the border twice between Quebec and the Maritimes rather than just doing the whole drive in Canada. And what's the state of the Trans-Canada? Isn't it mostly freeway?

2) There are, on the other hand, certain beaches in southern Maine that attract people from Quebec, and no really good way of getting there. I can see the use of a connector from I-93 in northern New Hampshire to Portland (but am not necessarily suggesting such a thing....)

3) "Sparsely populated" doesn't begin to describe the interior of northern Maine. A lot of that land is owned by paper companies and has no population whatsoever. About 1993, I drove from Quebec City to Camden, Maine (on Penobscot Bay), crossing the border at Hy. 161 (Quebec)/Me. 27. That's not the most direct route; I wanted to see a bit of rural Quebec. I'm not sure the first stretch of 27 was even paved....
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:35 PM   #8189
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It's not really that much shorter, about 70 - 80 miles, but you'll get border controls and probably tolls in return.

And, as Penn's Woods points out, the interior of Maine is very sparsely populated, Piscataquis County for instance has a population density of only 4.4 per square mile (just 1.7 per km²). And this is a large county with an area of almost 4,400 square miles.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:49 PM   #8190
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Trans Canada highway is mostly a freeway in quebec and NB but in ontario no.
But the !-92 would be shorter and it would save fuel.
What matters for this project is Quebec and New Brunswick.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 07:19 PM   #8191
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Interstate 85 North Carolina widening

I-85 in North Carolina is being widened from 4 to 8 lanes between Salisbury and Lexington. Here's an aerial view.

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Aerial Photo Shows Construction Progressing on New I-85 South Bridge by NCDOTcommunications, on Flickr

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Aerial Photo Shows Construction Progressing on New I-85 South Bridge by NCDOTcommunications, on Flickr
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #8192
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More like 1.5-2 hours. Unless you drive at 106mph!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 08:32 PM   #8193
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? Driving 106 miles in an hour would in fact take 106 miles per hour....
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:37 PM   #8194
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I-85 in North Carolina is being widened from 4 to 8 lanes between Salisbury and Lexington. Here's an aerial view.
A sorely needed upgrade. That section of I-85 was below Interstate standard in width (especially the bridge over the Yadkin River) and quite twisty in spots. Since I travel that way on a regular basis, I'll be glad when it's done.
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I doesn't look like the Interstate 92 proposal needs to be an Interstate does it? Call it the Maine Turnpike, put tolls and a pre-border check pass if the truck doesn't exit from the road in the U.S. and Maine pulls in some cash.

Keep the numbers 92 and 98 open for future use.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:55 PM   #8196
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There's already a Maine Turnpike!
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:19 AM   #8197
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I doesn't look like the Interstate 92 proposal needs to be an Interstate does it? Call it the Maine Turnpike, put tolls and a pre-border check pass if the truck doesn't exit from the road in the U.S. and Maine pulls in some cash.

Keep the numbers 92 and 98 open for future use.
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There's already a Maine Turnpike!
Plus, I-98 is unofficially designated as a freeway in the corridor between Watertown and Champlain, NY.

If they wanted to, however, they could extend this road from Champlain to the corridor in ME, crossing through northern VT and NH. Traffic from QC could enter the US via A-55 and then I-91 near Derby and Newport, then continue eastward.

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I-95 In Philly Set To Get Some Sweet Love:


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Regional planners OK $3.8B for transportation projects

June 29, 2012|By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

A regional planning panel on Thursday approved $3.8 billion in funding for 385 transportation projects in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs over the next four years. The highway and transit projects include continuing work on the long-awaited connection between I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and SEPTA's new "smart card" fare system.

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission adopted its "transportation improvement program" for fiscal years 2013-16, establishing a blueprint for projects in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. The DVRPC list includes all transportation projects that intend to use federal funds, along with all state-funded projects.

Among the major projects:

Bucks County: Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-95 interchange, Phase 1. $424 million.

Chester County: U.S. 202, Exton Bypass to Route 29. $77 million.

Delaware County: U.S. 322, environmental mitigation for widening. $21 million.

Montgomery County: Lafayette Street extension and reconstruction. $8.6 million.

Philadelphia: I-95 reconstruction. $536 million.
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Smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire engulfs the I-25 north of Colorado Springs on June 26, 2012.

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High time! (The 95/Turnpike interchange anyway)
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