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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #8661
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Old January 9th, 2013, 07:30 AM   #8662
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I actually prefer the European forward signs. The American down signs are retarded.
I always thought the down arrows are actually pointing at the lanes like "this lane goes here"
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Old January 9th, 2013, 07:40 AM   #8663
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We do upward arrows over here:




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Old January 9th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #8664
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Very good! didn't expect the Americans to come up with such a neat design...

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Old January 9th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #8665
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In California, my home state, we do things a bit differently here. Big diagrammatic signs like Fig 2E-8 posted by Brewerfan are just about non-existant in California and my feeling is the Arrow-per-Lane diagrammatic is also going to be a rare site in California too.

Instead, we have a slightly different way of signing these types of exits...

Advance Guide Sign...


Advance Guide Sign w/Lane Drop Panels...


Exit Direction Sign...
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Old January 10th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #8666
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I-635 LBJ Express, Dallas, TX

A new video of the I-635 LBJ Express project in Dallas.

a 21-lane cross section (excluding frontage roads).






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Old January 10th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #8667
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what is the point of those lanes?
To provide a smooth and uninterrupted ride for the rich.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #8668
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A new video of the I-635 LBJ Express project in Dallas.

a 21-lane cross section (excluding frontage roads).


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Amazing project How long this 21-lane cross section will be?
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Old January 10th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #8669
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The LBJ Express project covers this route. According to current driving times in Google Maps, driving the 11 mile segment takes you 32 minutes, and that's at 1:20 pm local time, not even rush hour.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:15 AM   #8670
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I just drove on 635 this past week, the project really is huge. I'm sure people can't wait for it to be done with, along with the many other highways under construction in that metro.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #8671
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I want this.

Ahhhh....my eyes! Please kill it! What I really miss is old school button copy US signs. I was so sad to see those go and love it when I see one that still exists.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #8672
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #8673
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some random road signs
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Washington

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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:16 AM   #8674
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I think widening I-15 Victorville - North Las Vegas should be fairly cheap (1 extra lane per direction).
Mostly. But it does ride up on ridges somewhat, especially near the Mojave reserve. They'd need to do some earthmoving.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 05:01 AM   #8675
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I always thought the down arrows are actually pointing at the lanes like "this lane goes here"
If you think about it, the down arrows are inconsistent. Exits point forward and to the right. To stay on the expressway, shouldn't arrows for those lanes point straight ahead (and towards the destination)?

I also rather like the thick forward arrow lane diagram schematics, though they probably make less sense at huge interchanges/many lanes where they can be difficult to read.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #8676
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Mousetrap, Denver, CO

An aerial photo of the "Mousetrap", which is the I-25 / I-70 interchange in Denver.



Some interesting background:

One accident at the Mousetrap had national ramifications. On August 1, 1984, a truck carrying six torpedoes for the U.S. Navy overturned. The situation was made worse as no one answered at the phone number provided with the cargo, and an unknown liquid was leaking from one of the torpedoes. It took more than three hours before any military personnel arrived on the scene, U.S. Army personnel from a nearby base. The incident left thousands of cars stranded and Denver's transportation network paralyzed for about eight hours. Approximately 50 residents in the area were evacuated. Investigations later revealed that the truck driver did not follow a recommended route provided by officers, and was specifically warned to avoid the Mousetrap. The Navy promised reforms after being criticized for not providing a valid, staffed phone number with a hazardous cargo shipment, a violation of federal law, and failing to notify Denver officials about the shipment The incident provided momentum to rebuild the interchange with a more modern and safer design. Construction began in several phases in 1987 and the last bridge was dedicated in 2003.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 03:20 AM   #8677
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That looks similar to this:



Which is favored by Ohio's DOT for replacing many of the big, busy cloverleafs.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #8678
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Triborough Bridge, New York City

The Triborough Bridge in New York in the 1930s. You can see the former Downing Stadium which opened in 1936. You can see FDR Drive under construction (likely circa 1935-1936).


Photo: Dutch Road Authority Archives.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #8679
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Photo: Dutch Road Authority Archives.
Why would they have that pic in their archive?
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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #8680
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