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Old July 9th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #10621
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True points. I-35 runs through a lot of flat prairies with lots of commercial & residential development between San Antonio and Denton, so this is actually quite nice
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Old July 9th, 2015, 08:55 PM   #10622
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Old July 9th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #10623
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I-430 / I-630 Little Rock, Arkansas

The 'Big Rock Interchange', linking I-430 and I-630 in western Little Rock, Arkansas was dedicated yesterday after a 5 year, $ 150 million reconstruction.





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Old July 9th, 2015, 10:48 PM   #10624
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quite a sexy interchange!
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Old July 9th, 2015, 11:57 PM   #10625
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Nice interchange, I like the details such as smooth edges and designs in the pillars.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 05:32 AM   #10626
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I-5 in Everett, WA, Part I

A little slice of Everett, one of the principal suburbs around Seattle.

Summit Park / I-5 at 23rd Stret

A good park for freeway watching, if you're into that sort of thing. This stretch of I-5 is the beginning of the southbound HOV lane network, which extends south to Tacoma (with a gap in Seattle because of the reversible express lanes). It might be the northernmost HOV lane in the United States, since I don't think Alaska has any.


Summit Park, Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Mount Pilchuck from Summit Park in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 northbound from 23rd Street in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 southbound from 23rd Street in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 southbound from Summit Park in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 northbound from Summit Park in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 northbound from Summit Park in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr

I-5 at 75th Street


I-5 southbound from 75th Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


STEX 9562C in an HOV lane by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 northbound from 75th Street in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr

I-5 and Broadway at 41st Street

One of the first SPUIs in Washington state. The street continues east past I-5 but is closed to public access. The area, which includes a completed but unused roundabout, was to become the Everett Riverfront mixed-use development until it was scrapped.


I-5 southbound from 41st Street in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


41st Street SPUI by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Ramp meter with HOV bypass by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Broadway southbound from 41st Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


41st Street Extension by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Unused roundabout in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr
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Old July 10th, 2015, 06:56 AM   #10627
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The widening of I-35 north of Waco, Texas, has recently been completed.
Is one extra lane going to help a lot? You'd think they would have added 2 extra lanes while they had the chance. Unless that was too expensive.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #10628
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Delusions of grandeur in WV on extending I-68 from Morgantown to the Ohio River

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MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -- Leaders in Marshall County are asking for the public's support in a major highway project that could boost infrastructure in the area. The Interstate 68 expansion project has been talked about for more than 20, but now county commissioners are hoping to actually get state leaders to push a road from Moundsville to Morgantown along.

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Old July 11th, 2015, 02:51 AM   #10629
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Is one extra lane going to help a lot? You'd think they would have added 2 extra lanes while they had the chance. Unless that was too expensive.
It is more expensive but no matter how much they widen it by, a lot of times traffic starts building up again. Interesting article wired.com/2014/06/wuwt-traffic-induced-demand
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Old July 11th, 2015, 03:44 AM   #10630
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I-5 in Everett, WA, Part II

South Everett has the only park and ride in Washington state located in a freeway median, which is naturally where a transit-dependent person like myself decided to go:


South Everett Freeway Station bus bays by SounderBruce, on Flickr

As a result of the wide median, I-5's two directions are split pretty far apart at 112th Street, requiring more photos to capture it. I went back a few hours after my initial set to take pictures of the southbound lanes clogged with traffic (including a few buses deadheading into downtown Seattle for the evening commute):


I-5 southbound lanes looking north from 112th Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 northbound from 112th Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 northbound approaching SR 526/527/99 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Traffic on I-5 southbound at 112th Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


I-5 southbound traffic in South Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Deadheading buses in I-5 traffic by SounderBruce, on Flickr
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Old July 12th, 2015, 05:28 AM   #10631
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Seems like the HOV lanes aren't very effective, you're still sitting in the same traffic lol. They need their own dedicated bus lane and of course rail would be better. I'm moving to the Seattle area at the start of September. How bad is traffic in the Renton area?

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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.
They sometimes to level the highways and sometimes don't. I prefer the hills and all since it helps people focus more on driving, that and for people who like to drive its more fun. I've driven that stretch of I-35, its not that bad honestly.

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Old July 12th, 2015, 05:47 AM   #10632
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Seems like the HOV lanes are useles, you're still sitting in the same traffic lol. They need their own dedicated bus lane or of course rail would be better. I'm moving to the Seattle area at the start of September. How bad is traffic in the Renton area?
Ah, Renton. You get airport traffic, Seattle-bound commuters, and traffic from the Green River Valley merging in there. The WSDOT Traffic Map Archive is a handy tool to see how terrible the traffic is.

Fun fact: part of I-405 near Renton known as "the Renton S-curve" is an infamous spot for traffic to form for absolutely no reason.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 06:41 AM   #10633
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Fun fact: part of I-405 near Renton known as "the Renton S-curve" is an infamous spot for traffic to form for absolutely no reason.
I am interested. Where exactly is this S-curve?
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I am interested. Where exactly is this S-curve?
Between exits 2 and 4 on I-405.
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Seems like the HOV lanes aren't very effective, you're still sitting in the same traffic lol.
I believe there is a federal rule that if an HOV lane was built with federal money, and doesn't meet minimum traffic speeds, the state would have to pay the money back.

The 'problem' with HOV lanes is that a large share of users are family members who would have traveled together regardless of the HOV lane's existance. It's just a regular lane for them.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #10636
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We have them in NoVa and they are underused except in rush hour which is now a 3-4 hours long on weekdays. Buses can use them but are unreliable in some areas and trains are already full.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 07:03 PM   #10637
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Overpasses in ice prone ares suck

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quite a sexy interchange!
Quite sexy to look at until one drives on them in winter snow and ice!
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Old July 12th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #10638
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Ah, Renton. You get airport traffic, Seattle-bound commuters, and traffic from the Green River Valley merging in there. The WSDOT Traffic Map Archive is a handy tool to see how terrible the traffic is.

Fun fact: part of I-405 near Renton known as "the Renton S-curve" is an infamous spot for traffic to form for absolutely no reason.
It seems like traffic is bad on that s-curve and on I-5 heading into Seattle but otherwise doesn't seem too bad in that area. Maybe the traffic on the s-curve is from all the interchanges in that area? Thanks for the link!
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Old July 13th, 2015, 12:09 AM   #10639
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Ah, Renton. You get airport traffic, Seattle-bound commuters, and traffic from the Green River Valley merging in there. The WSDOT Traffic Map Archive is a handy tool to see how terrible the traffic is.
I'll see this and raise you I-95.

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Sounds like Norwalk on the Connecticut Turnpike.
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Old July 13th, 2015, 12:26 AM   #10640
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Sounds like Norwalk on the Connecticut Turnpike.
Route 7's Interchange tends to cause a lot of backups....just like Route 8 in Bridgeport...
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