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Old April 26th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #8881
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They just need to quit with this HOT lane bullshit and just add 2 lanes in each direction.
I agree, but how are they going to fund that? Right now it looks like it will be a toll lane or no lane.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #8882
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I agree, but how are they going to fund that? Right now it looks like it will be a toll lane or no lane.
This. Becoming pretty common across the country now that DOTs are realizing that expanding freeways will neither be free nor cheap anymore.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #8883
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New section of interstate to open

An approximately 15 km section of AR 549 (future I-49) will open on Tuesday, 2013-04-30. This is the part from interchanges 35 to 43 in Arkansas, crossing I-30 and poking ever slightly into Texas around the northeast and north sides of the Texarkana area.

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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #8884
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I think that is State Route 245 (the Texarkana Loop). State Route 549 runs south from SR-245 to the Louisiana state line.

I see that SR-549 was extended north to US 71 earlier this year. I wonder what happens with SR-245 then, it will remain as a 1.5 mile segment between the Texas state line and SR-549 / I-49?

I was wondering why they want to build a short segment of I-49 through extreme northeast Texas. I assume Texas has very little interest to build that short segment, including a bridge across the Red River. The Texas segment can't be more than a couple of miles long without any exit.

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Old April 29th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #8885
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New DDI along I-580 in Reno, Nevada.

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Old May 1st, 2013, 04:52 PM   #8886
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I-85 North Carolina

Some aerial photos of the I-85 widening northeast of Charlotte.

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Old May 3rd, 2013, 02:26 PM   #8887
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I-70 New Mississippi Bridge, St. Louis

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Old May 4th, 2013, 02:36 AM   #8888
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Some aerial photos of the I-85 widening northeast of Charlotte.
I drove that section a few weeks ago. It's not just a widening-- it's total reconstruction, with the old pavement removed or buried under eight lanes of new asphalt and the wide median replaced with a Jersey barrier and full width left shoulders. Since it wasn't built until the later '60's, the existing bridges over the highway are wide enough to remain, unlike the ones on the pre-Interstate section further north of there. I'm wondering, though, what they'll do at the four-loop-with-CD's interchange at old US 29 in Kannapolis-- there the median narrows enough to allow four lanes or proper shoulders under the existing bridges, but not both.

Had this highway been in Georgia, it probably would've been widened to 2x3 (like this) twenty years ago-- another example of how different states have different ways of doing things.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 02:13 AM   #8889
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I-278 Westbound

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Old May 6th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #8890
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Geaux Wider, Louisiana

A saw for professionals at the Geaux Wider program in Baton Rouge, LA (widening I-10 & I-12).

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I've never seen something like that before. Maybe because we don't have concrete roads in the Netherlands.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #8891
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did they start LBJ Express Project in Texas? if not what the news about it?
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^ that saw looks like it is for large concrete storm sewer pipe, not cutting the concrete driving surface. It could be for the barrier as well, but more than likely a storm sewer.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 08:33 AM   #8893
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did they start LBJ Express Project in Texas? if not what the news about it?
They already started it (I think Chris Zwolle posted some construction photos earlier). You can also see construction progress on Google Earth.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #8894
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The LBJ Express is under construction for quite some time now, it's planned to open the new express lanes in 2.5 years.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #8895
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That tunnel in Seattle will be the largest road tunnel in US (total length) when it opens, will not it?
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I-95 / I-495 Springfield Interchange, VA

Springfield interchange calling! Nice comparison.

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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #8897
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The first signs with I-22 went up in Marion County, Alabama.


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Good. Now the speed limit will raise from 65 to 70.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #8898
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Good. Now the speed limit will raise from 65 to 70.
That will not happen probably until the the interchange with I-65 in Birmingham is completed sometime next year.
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I-5 / CA-170 interchange, Los Angeles

A new 3-lane flyover opened to traffic this morning in Los Angeles. It carries northbound traffic from the 170 freeway to Interstate 5.

It is part of a $ 140 million project to build HOV lanes along I-5 between the 118 and 170 freeways, and this new flyover enables a continuous HOV lane from the 170 to the 5, by using the old flyover that used to carry all traffic to the inside lanes of I-5. The entire project will be completed by late 2014.



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Old May 10th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #8900
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At the there spring meeting AASHTO recently approved two new Interstates:
Interstate 2 in southern Texas near the Mexican Border (U.S. 83 from Mission, TX to Harlingen, TX)

and I-495 in North Carolina

http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=9416.0
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