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Old November 19th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #10121
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Texas seems to be pushing their part of I-69 rather strong. Though they lack funding to quickly build long stretches of new Interstate Highway.

There are at least studies in all the other states where I-69 will run through. But most of it has been geared towards renumbering or upgrading existing highways. There have been done studies (possibly even an EIS) for the Mississippi River Bridge. From the looks of it, the Arkansas section seems to have the lowest priority, pretty much because it doesn't serve any larger cities and there is no existing corridor which could be easily upgraded like in Texas or Tennessee.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 10:53 PM   #10122
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I-5 widening project will connect L.A. to Orange County in a bigger way






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Old November 20th, 2014, 01:17 PM   #10123
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Today AASHTO is meeting, and a new round of changes is going to be made. On AARoads they are expecting some (future) I-11 in AZ, I-49 in LA, I-69 in TX, and I-885 in NC, but as usual surprises can come up, like I-2.

And with that I-69 mess in Southern Texas, someone proposed designate I-69U, I-69EIEIO and -69+I, and I proposed I-√69 and I-log69.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 01:55 PM   #10124
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Today AASHTO is meeting, and a new round of changes is going to be made. On AARoads they are expecting some (future) I-11 in AZ, I-49 in LA, I-69 in TX, and I-885 in NC, but as usual surprises can come up, like I-2.

And with that I-69 mess in Southern Texas, someone proposed designate I-69U, I-69EIEIO and -69+I, and I proposed I-√69 and I-log69.
Too much jecking off I say...
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Old November 20th, 2014, 02:15 PM   #10125
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That's an upgrade to Farm to Market Road 3043
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Old November 20th, 2014, 11:51 PM   #10126
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Texas seems to be pushing their part of I-69 rather strong. Though they lack funding to quickly build long stretches of new Interstate Highway.

There are at least studies in all the other states where I-69 will run through. But most of it has been geared towards renumbering or upgrading existing highways. There have been done studies (possibly even an EIS) for the Mississippi River Bridge. From the looks of it, the Arkansas section seems to have the lowest priority, pretty much because it doesn't serve any larger cities and there is no existing corridor which could be easily upgraded like in Texas or Tennessee.
Texas is lucky in the sense that much of the right of way was already up to interstate standards to begin with in regards to the urban areas and with elsewhere along the route land values are low enough that property acquisition should not present any problems. That being said I think they should ditch the suffix routes and instead just have I-69 run directly to either McAllen or Bownsville.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #10127
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I-71, Colombus - Cleveland, OH

It's a holiday miracle! State widens last four-lane stretch of I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland

The final four-lane stretch of I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland has been widened to six just in time for the holidays.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has removed construction barrels that segregated a new third lane in each direction on an 11-mile stretch of the highway between Rt. 61 and Rt. 95 in Morrow County, opening it for travel.
Full report: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...completed.html
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Old November 26th, 2014, 11:23 PM   #10128
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Five-year construction project on I-895 north of Harbor Tunnel to begin 2016

$290 million construction project to replace a large elevated section of Interstate 895 north of the Harbor Tunnel will begin in 2016 and last five years — causing considerable traffic congestion in the process.

The section, known as the Canton Viaduct, was first targeted for replacement years ago, but the project languished amid limited budgets, toll battles and shifting notions on the design for reconstruction.

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The 60-year-old elevated highway is the MdTA's last piece of infrastructure considered structurally deficient. It requires frequent maintenance and portions need upgrades to meet new highway safety standards, the MdTA said.
Full report: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...113-story.html

$ 290 million to replace a ¾ mile long bridge...

I wonder if it isn't viable to shut the highway down entirely and replace it in 2 years instead of 5. Sure, it would cause traffic headaches, but so will the current plan.
don't quote on me, but I heard that there are 2 main reasons for the high price tag
1. the soil there is simply former meadow or a bog, so it is pretty difficult to build on it something massive. it adds to the coasts considerably.

2. local union which is supposed to do this, is playing a tough game with the price, so there is no other way but to pay what they ask.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 09:51 AM   #10129
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Old November 30th, 2014, 10:49 AM   #10130
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don't quote on me, but I heard that there are 2 main reasons for the high price tag
2. local union which is supposed to do this, is playing a tough game with the price, so there is no other way but to pay what they ask.
Can't they like prefabricate everything outside the local union's influence area and use labour from a different state or something?
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Old December 1st, 2014, 06:23 AM   #10131
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 12:32 AM   #10132
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The states that were of Mexico now have an impressive infrastructure (California, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and more), I not want to imagine what it would be if they were Mexican states, our rulers have always been terrible.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 06:54 PM   #10133
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Here's the AASHTO route numbering meeting's decisions
http://route.transportation.org/Docu...H%20AM2014.pdf

NJ and PA withdrew something about I-95, and Illinois asked for the number I-490 for the unbuilt O'Hare West Bypass. Plus a few US route bypasses and some Bike Route stuff.
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Interesting. Never seen that sort of thing before. But whatever it is that was withdrawn about 95, it's being resubmitted at a later date (it says), so I guess in the long run, it's a wash.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 07:06 PM   #10135
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 07:45 PM   #10136
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Interesting. Never seen that sort of thing before. But whatever it is that was withdrawn about 95, it's being resubmitted at a later date (it says), so I guess in the long run, it's a wash.
It's an application to re-route I-95 onto the PA Turnpike from a new interchange over to New Jersey, taking it off of the Scudder's Falls Bridge.

Since the interchange is running behind schedule, I'm guessing they're going for a delay.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #10137
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Does that list come as any sort of surprise? The first 4 on that list likely would have been my first 4 guesses.
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Old December 4th, 2014, 09:28 PM   #10139
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I-405 West County Connectors, California

The West County Connectors project in California is now practically completed. The new HOV ramps will open soon.

I-405 features 8 lanes in each direction between CA-22 and I-605.

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Old December 4th, 2014, 09:41 PM   #10140
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So that's seven passing lanes each way?
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