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Old September 5th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #9901
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I think the I-610 / US 59 interchange will also be a problem.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 11:21 AM   #9902
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He did. he said there was more Public Transport in madrid. And then as a counter argument you could say that there's good PT in Texas (which tbh there isn't) or you could explain why Public Transport isn't an option in Texas. Which it isn't (or at least less) due to the very big cities with relatively low amount of people per square km/mile. The more people per km² the more effective PT can be. The desnity is what lacks in Texas making PT unviable and roads wider.

Reasoning isn't that difficult, you know...
That's not reasoning, that's just making unsubstantiated claims. Comparing Texas with Madrid is not a very reasonable thing to do, given that Texas is much, much larger than Madrid and thus has very different needs. Comparing a 600km2 city with a 700,000km2 state is odd, to say the least. Texas may have certain corridors where PT may be employed to reduce congestion, but by and large it's transportation is built around private motor vehicles.

It's not just density, it's also a culture thing.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 01:02 PM   #9903
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That's not reasoning, that's just making unsubstantiated claims. Comparing Texas with Madrid is not a very reasonable thing to do, given that Texas is much, much larger than Madrid and thus has very different needs. Comparing a 600km2 city with a 700,000km2 state is odd, to say the least. Texas may have certain corridors where PT may be employed to reduce congestion, but by and large it's transportation is built around private motor vehicles.

It's not just density, it's also a culture thing.
I was talking about the individual cities within Texas (mainly Houston and DFW since I am highly interested in the infrastructure of those cities and know more about than other cities), not about Texas as a whole. i was comparing city to city.
The point I made still remains. And the culture thing is also true, yes.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #9904
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This is a thread about interstates. I'm proud of the rail system Dallas is building, but this isn't the place to discuss it. I'd rather see pictures of the progress of I-635

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Old September 6th, 2014, 12:04 AM   #9905
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This is a thread about interstates.
Please enlighten me to where there was a discussion about the Dallas railwaysystem?
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Old September 6th, 2014, 01:23 AM   #9906
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which long sector (like > 100 miles) of the Interstate system is the least busy (AADT)?

I-25 Buffalo-Casper (WY)?

I-27 Amarillo-Lubbock (TX)?

I-8 Yuma- AZ-85 (AZ)?

I-86 in ID?
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Old September 6th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #9907
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I-95 in northeastern Maine has the lowest AADT of any stretch, but that is quite short. As for the longer stretches, it is probably I-25 in Wyoming. The Buffalo - Casper section carries in the 2,000 vpd range if I recall correctly.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 10:07 AM   #9908
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What about the I15 approaching the Canadian border? That stretch looks extremely quite.
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Old September 7th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #9909
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Please enlighten me to where there was a discussion about the Dallas railwaysystem?
you're talking about rail systems. Move on.
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Old September 7th, 2014, 12:15 PM   #9910
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Please enlighten me to where there was a discussion about the Dallas railwaysystem?
You've managed to completely derail this thread about US highways. Thanks a lot
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Old September 7th, 2014, 12:25 PM   #9911
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You've managed to completely derail this thread about US highways. Thanks a lot
You haven't contributed to this thread. You are only here to pick on keokiracer. Please leave.
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Old September 7th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #9912
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You've managed to completely derail this thread about US highways. Thanks a lot
I didn't do shit. The other guy asked on how there was a difference between Madrid and Texas (cities). And I explained. More cars because of shitty Public Transport. It is completely on-topic in this thread as it explains why highways in Texas are very wide, or at least wider than usual in the world.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 09:39 AM   #9913
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if you pave a (new) road, you can't see those loops anymore.
not here. They just repaved one road, and these things are still visible.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #9914
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I suppose it depends on the preferences of the road authority. An advantage of paving over the loops is that there is less chance of excessive wear (pothole-formation) around the loops. The loops are weak points in the pavement. A disadvantage is that if the loops malfunction, you either need to build in new loops or repave it.

I'm not sure if they also work underneath concrete, because concrete layers are much thicker than asphalt.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 07:26 PM   #9915
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Is it supposed to end permanently at Painted Post, or will it take over 390 and run up to Rochester?
That seems to be the plan, as far as I know. I haven't heard anything otherwise.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 04:43 PM   #9916
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Interstate 69, Kentucky

New I-69 Contract Awarded in Marshall, Graves Counties


Governor Steve Beshear today announced award of a contract for improvements needed to bring a portion of the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards and eventual designation as Interstate 69.

The project involves reconstruction of 30 miles of the parkway from Exit 22 (mile point 22) in Graves County to U.S. 62 at Calvert City (mile point 52) in Marshall County. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. was awarded the contract on a low bid of $8.08 million. The project has a completion date of Sept. 15, 2015.

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The contract was the third awarded this year for the I-69 corridor. The first, which has a completion date of August 2015, was for improvement of a 36.4-mile stretch of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins, Webster and Henderson counties. The second involved reconstruction of the parkway’s KY 56 interchange near Sebree, in Webster County. It has a completion date of Oct. 1, 2015.
http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsro...0140911i69.htm

$ 8 million to upgrade 30 miles (!) of freeway, that can't be any notable changes. That must mean the parkway is already near-Interstate Highway standard.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 05:43 AM   #9917
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$ 8 million to upgrade 30 miles (!) of freeway, that can't be any notable changes. That must mean the parkway is already near-Interstate Highway standard.
I think that the main items are bridge shoulder widths, median barriers and the length of entrance ramps. Not too expensive to fix. Of course, the big item will be unTOTSOing the Western Kentucky-Pennyrile Parkway interchange.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 10:04 AM   #9918
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I-90 in Seattle


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Old September 17th, 2014, 10:57 AM   #9919
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isn't it the I5?
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Old September 17th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #9920
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of course it is I-5. I-90 at exit 164 is not in Seattle, but somewhere in the desert.
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