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Old May 16th, 2014, 04:44 AM   #9661
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I came close to buying a house in Cape Coral during the crash... like $30 000 and built in 2007, looked great, but it's the middle of bloody nowhere (nowhere near Miami or anything). But wow, a house that in a burned out part of North York would be a million.

compared to my house in Canada, 1968 construction, 1/3 the lot size, paid $300 000 and it was a good deal...
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Old May 16th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #9662
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I-35W, Fort Worth, TX

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the North Tarrant Express I-35W segment in Fort Worth. It runs for 7 miles from I-30 to I-820.

It's huge, it looks even more complicated than the LBJ Express.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 01:34 AM   #9663
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the interchange looks ridiculous, but the freeway part looks pretty standard.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 04:48 AM   #9664
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the North Tarrant Express I-35W segment in Fort Worth. It runs for 7 miles from I-30 to I-820.

It's huge, it looks even more complicated than the LBJ Express.
only in Texas the king of the freeways
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Old May 17th, 2014, 09:32 AM   #9665
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Downtown Fort Worth has 4 freeway-to-freeway interchanges within one square mile. I-30, I-35W, US 287/Spur 280 and SH 121 all intersect nearby.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #9666
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While downtown Philadelphia (actually, we say "Center City") has actual places to live (more and more people choosing to live downtown and the geographical area that's considered downtown is growing steadily) and stuff to do. :-P

I'm sorry, that was unfair to Fort Worth...I've never even been there. But at some point all the freeways and interchanges in the world are pointless if there's no place for drivers to go.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 08:06 PM   #9667
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downtown FW is pretty vibrant. Its no Philly, but not bad at all.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #9668
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The Downtown Fort Worth freeway system.



The new 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth.

7th Street Bridge by Photo.Lindz, on Flickr
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Old May 18th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #9669
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downtown FW is pretty vibrant. Its no Philly, but not bad at all.
Glad to hear it!

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Old May 20th, 2014, 01:17 AM   #9670
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More of my St Louis shots:


















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Old May 20th, 2014, 01:25 AM   #9671
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I guess we can consider ML King Bridge as a long slip road of the freeway exit












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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:15 AM   #9672
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Nice pics!

As for the signage....

("Interstate 270" as a control city....a point where you can choose between "St Louis," "Downtown St Louis," and "Eads Br" (which leads where?)....H treated as a route marker....)
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Old May 20th, 2014, 04:32 AM   #9673
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what I want to know is what is going on here:

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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:47 AM   #9674
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what I want to know is what is going on here:

Well, I had to drive this stretch twice as the first time I missed the correct lane
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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #9675
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what I want to know is what is going on here:

There are a couple of confusing things going on here. For one, the two ramps to the same place. But I can see why that's needed, since there are on-ramps on both sides of the road a short distance upstream from here, and having two ramps prevents a lot of weaving. The Third Street exit sign is confusing to me, it straddles both the left exit and through lanes, so it's not clear which one should be taken. It would have been better to have a down arrow pointing to the left-hand lane of the 55/64 mainline. It's also confusing to have "Downtown St Louis" and "St Louis" as destinations, but I can understand that too. The downtown exits go specifically only to downtown, but the St Louis direction leads to other parts of the city too.
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Nice pics!

As for the signage....

("Interstate 270" as a control city....a point where you can choose between "St Louis," "Downtown St Louis," and "Eads Br" (which leads where?)....H treated as a route marker....)
Yes, it's strange to have a route number written out as a control city. It should be "TO" with a route shield. I've seen the H hospital symbol on the same line as route shields before (it fits easily there) but having WEST centered over it and the two shields does treat it like a route marker. WEST should have been centered only over the two route shields instead.
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It's also confusing to have "Downtown St Louis" and "St Louis" as destinations, but I can understand that too. The downtown exits go specifically only to downtown, but the St Louis direction leads to other parts of the city too.
My native-New-Jerseyan's analogy to this is that if you get close enough to New York that which way you go, at a given decision point, to get to New York is a function of which tunnel or bridge you're going to take, they just drop the "New York" and say "Holland Tunnel," "Lincoln Tunnel," "Geo Washington Br".... rather than "Holland Tunnel...New York," "Lincoln Tunnel...New York" and so on.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 02:02 PM   #9678
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what I want to know is what is going on here:

Is there a sign before this which says "MLK Bridge, use 2B or 2C"?
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 02:12 AM   #9679
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Are those Clearview signs?
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 05:31 AM   #9680
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Are those Clearview signs?
It looks like most of them are. The gantry with the two MLK Bridge exits isn't, those are older signs, you can see where the I-70 shield was removed when that route was relocated. Also, the gantry with the Cape Girardeau sign is not. It's in Missouri and the others are in Illinois.
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