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Old June 19th, 2015, 08:03 AM   #10601
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Alexander Hamilton Bridge (I-95) & Washington Bridge (US1) over the Harlem River viewed from the HighLine


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Old June 19th, 2015, 06:57 PM   #10602
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This is I-70 on Glenwood Canyon (Colorado)


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Old June 20th, 2015, 05:43 PM   #10603
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Old June 21st, 2015, 12:01 AM   #10604
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I heard that due to an anticipated increase in auto traffic in the future, the Interstate 30 corridor between Interstate 530 and U.S. Route 67 will be widened from six lanes to 10 lanes.

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Old June 21st, 2015, 10:59 AM   #10605
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Nice picture but IMO, it's one of the worst designed interchanges in the entire country.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 09:06 AM   #10606
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I-94 thru Detroit is going to be rebuilt and expanded to four lanes in each direction.

...and the justification is? (Other than using Federal funds, of course.) Detroit has managed to decongest itself. Though the price was a tad steeper than they realized.
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In the SW part of KC metro (Kansas suburbs) The Johnson County Gateway project is underway. This has been such an bottleneck for traffic on the I-435/K-10/I-35 that all meet here. It looks like with collectors and through traffic lanes it will be 22 lanes wide. I think the widest stretch of freeway in KC metro.

Nabbed the pic off the youtube video posted by KansasDOT

https://youtu.be/ickHZ4wZpXI

http://jocogateway.com/
There are exactly two places in the entire Kansas City metropolitan area where the highway is actually by any meaningful definition congested (at least to my Easterner eyes). This is one of them. It's also in the Olathe area, which is like the most boringest part of the whole metro.

But ... 22 lanes ... wow, just wow ...
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Nice picture but IMO, it's one of the worst designed interchanges in the entire country.
And how would you redesign it, given the constraints that (a) it's in the Bronx, and (b) you've got to drop the interchange lanes essentially the vertical equivalent of a ten-story building with a reasonable grade over a reasonable distance in a reasonable area?
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 09:39 AM   #10607
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Nice picture but IMO, it's one of the worst designed interchanges in the entire country.
Its such a tight area , i'm not sure what you can do...
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 09:49 AM   #10608
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Unfortunately nothing can be done. I'm just fascinated at the loop you have to make from I-87 South to I-95 South. I've driven this onramp once and it was actually one of the most stressful lane changes I made. Granted, I drove when they were fixing the interchange.

Frankly I don't think interchanges like these would have been allowed to be made in the present day.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 06:40 PM   #10609
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I90 eastbound from Mercer Island to Seattle, WA.



Had a great time in Washington. The highways are in good condition and even though there was heavy traffic during rush hour, during the rest of the day its a pleasant experience to drive in WA highways.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 11:41 PM   #10610
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...and the justification is? (Other than using Federal funds, of course.) Detroit has managed to decongest itself. Though the price was a tad steeper than they realized.
The justification is that most of that stretch of I-94 thru Detroit is badly in need of repair anyways (most of that roadway has not really seen any work since it was built back in the 1960's), plus they are anticipating an increase in cross-border traffic from Canada since Detroit is a major border crossing. They are also upgrading it to modern standards by getting rid of left lane exits.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #10611
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Crossing the Soo St. Marie bridge at the Northern end of I-75 from Michigan into Canada:

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 06:05 AM   #10612
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I-94 thru Detroit is going to be rebuilt and expanded to four lanes in each direction.

This video is old as dirt. They're presently rebuilding a few overpasses along I-94 in Detroit/Grosse Pointe/Roseville. The major overhaul won't happen
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 06:39 AM   #10613
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This video is old as dirt.
*note to self: dirt is from 2010


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Old July 2nd, 2015, 09:09 AM   #10614
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Lots of bridges crossing the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas.

I-30, Vickery Boulevard, Chisholm Trail Parkway, railroads & Rosedale Street. 14 spans in total.

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 05:19 PM   #10615
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This video is old as dirt. They're presently rebuilding a few overpasses along I-94 in Detroit/Grosse Pointe/Roseville. The major overhaul won't happen
Oh no.

It looked so nice in the video...
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 08:16 PM   #10616
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I-25, Pueblo, CO

Construction of New Pueblo Freeway Begins

The first project to reconstruct Interstate 25 through Pueblo officially is underway after a groundbreaking ceremony near Runyon Field today.

Dignitaries with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, the City of Pueblo, Pueblo County and the contractor team of Flatiron Constructors and the engineering firm HDR broke ground on the reconstruction of I-25 between City Center Drive (1st Street) and Ilex Street. The project also includes upgrading a number of bridges south of downtown.

Project completion is scheduled for summer 2017.
Project site: https://www.codot.gov/projects/ilexbridges

They will prepare the reconstructed I-25 to allow a six-lane layout in the future.

This is the second-oldest stretch of I-25 in Colorado, it opened in July 1959. The stretch through Denver is only 8 months older.
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Old July 4th, 2015, 02:58 AM   #10617
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Old July 8th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #10618
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I-35, Texas

The widening of I-35 north of Waco, Texas, has recently been completed.





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So strange they don't even-out the freeways more in America, I guess they began back then and then expanded the road next to existing "roller coaster road", with hills and all.
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So strange they don't even-out the freeways more in America, I guess they began back then and then expanded the road next to existing "roller coaster road", with hills and all.
1) it's cheaper

2) it helps prevent road hypnosis in some cases

3) the camera angle is shortened-it isn't as extreme as it looks
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