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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #8621
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Does anyone knows what is the AADT on the desert stretch of I-15?
About 150,000 vehicles just north of San Bernardino, 80,000 at Victorville, 71,000 at Barstow and between 32,000 and 40,000 through the Mojave Desert. Peak volumes are only somewhat higher (about 48,000) but more concentrated during peak hours, giving more the illusion of an 80,000 AADT freeway than a 40 - 50,000 AADT freeway.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #8622
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Does "peak hours" out there - I'm thinking particularly of the stretch north of Barstow - mean weekends and holidays as opposed to weekday rush hours?
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #8623
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Yes, exactly. People going to and from Las Vegas in the weekends and public holidays.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 02:37 PM   #8624
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Manhattan Bridge, New York City

The Manhattan Bridge turns 103 years old today. This bridge opened to traffic on December 31, 1909. It was the last suspension bridge to be constructed across the East River.

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Old December 31st, 2012, 04:07 PM   #8625
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The Throg's Neck, Whitestone and RFK (Triborough) aren't suspension bridges?

EDIT: I didn't mean that with the tone it may have. The three in question were opened in 1961, 1939 and 1936 respectively, and they look like suspension bridges to me but I'm not a bridge expert....
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Old December 31st, 2012, 04:27 PM   #8626
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9 killed in tour bus crash along Oregon highway

Major accident on I-84 in Pendleton, OR.

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Bus driver lost control on I-84, which was covered with snow and ice.

The stretch of rural Oregon interstate where a tour bus crashed through a guardrail and plummeted 100 feet down a steep embankment is so notorious that state transportation officials have published a specific advisory warning of its dangers.

Nine people were killed and more than two dozen injured when the charter bus veered out of control around 10:30 a.m. Sunday on snow- and ice-covered lanes of Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon, according to the Oregon State Police.

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The area is well known locally for its hazards, and the state transportation department advises truck drivers that "some of the most changeable and severe weather conditions in the Northwest" can lead to slick conditions and poor visibility. Drivers are urged to use "extreme caution and defensive driving techniques," and warned that snow and black ice are common in the fall through the spring.

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I think this is the location of the accident: http://goo.gl/maps/JnJXi
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:27 PM   #8627
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Sad accident but it is awesome piece of highway from the scenic perspective.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:52 PM   #8628
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There are a lot of scenic roads in Oregon. The one I like a lot is route 66 (popularly known as Dead Indian road) from Ashland to Klamath Falls in Southern Oregon.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:07 PM   #8629
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The Throg's Neck, Whitestone and RFK (Triborough) aren't suspension bridges?

EDIT: I didn't mean that with the tone it may have. The three in question were opened in 1961, 1939 and 1936 respectively, and they look like suspension bridges to me but I'm not a bridge expert....

You are right, they are all suspension bridges. I assume the original post is referring to bridges from Manhattan only
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:28 PM   #8630
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any news on LBJ expressway work?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:49 PM   #8631
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Not much in the last 2 months or so.

This is an October 2012 photo
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 09:20 PM   #8632
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I-70 New Mississippi Bridge, St. Louis

Some October photos from the New Mississippi Bridge in St. Louis

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 09:21 PM   #8633
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I-85 / I-485 interchange, Charlotte, NC

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 09:28 PM   #8634
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That looks weird, the sharp turn that only the right roadway makes. Maybe because of the zoom?

Nice pics though
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Old January 4th, 2013, 03:30 AM   #8635
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That looks weird, the sharp turn that only the right roadway makes. Maybe because of the zoom?

Nice pics though
As I understand the renderings, that's where the interchange with existing I-70 and nearby Cass Avenue will begin from the bridge.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #8636
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Old January 4th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #8637
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Chris Zwolle, I drive through Birmingham regularly and I notice that the interchange connecting the future I-22 at I-65 is moving at a snail's pace. Once the interchange is complete then I-22 will officially be complete connecting Memphis to Birmingham. They have been working on this interchange for years though.

Here's a photo of it's construction from the Birmingham News



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Old January 4th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #8638
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That interchange was originally planned to be completed around 2010. The current plans call for a completion in October 2014, after which US 78 can be upgraded to Interstate 22. Currently Future I-22 does not connect to any other Interstate Highway.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #8639
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Over 200 miles of Interstate Highway 10 and about 90 miles of Interstate Highway 20 are closed in western Texas due to a blizzard. There are very few alternate routes in this area of West Texas.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #8640
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I-95 Miami metro area, Florida

Toll Express lanes are considered for a 6 mile stretch of I-95 in Boca Raton. It would widen the freeway from 8 to 10 lanes. There appears to be some space in the median for that. Construction may begin in 2015.

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