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Old August 9th, 2015, 06:34 PM   #10721
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Hi guys, I have some pics of the I-10 and the Florida's Turnpike, I'll bring them later.
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El que me diga cuántas pelusas se le ven a mis fotos se gana un desayuno conmigo en una taqueria callejera del sur de la Ciudad de México:

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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #10722
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Interstate 110 in Los Angeles


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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:35 PM   #10723
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That's the Harbor Freeway (I-110).
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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:51 PM   #10724
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Yeah thats south LA just north of Compton and Inglewood. I-10 runs east-west.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #10725
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Interstate 635, LBJ Express, Dallas, TX

The LBJ Express project is nearing completion, on time and on budget.











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Old August 11th, 2015, 12:08 AM   #10726
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Its hard to believe that they built that within 3 years or so meanwhile any highway projects in my city run a decade or more.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 12:31 AM   #10727
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Its hard to believe that they built that within 3 years or so meanwhile any highway projects in my city run a decade or more.
At least in Texas if it's a tollway it gets built much much much faster, otherwise the standard time frame will be adhered to which is forever.

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Old August 11th, 2015, 01:21 AM   #10728
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At least in Texas if it's a tollway it gets built much much much faster, otherwise the standard time frame will be adhered to which is forever.
True especially since most projects in Texas are tolled these days but still all road projects are built fairly quickly, at least in the Dallas area.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #10729
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I like the streetlights there, they look way better than the usual ones they put in Texas.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 03:24 AM   #10730
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I like the streetlights there, they look way better than the usual ones they put in Texas.
Its hard to tell from those pics but they look like LED streetlights.
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Old August 12th, 2015, 12:07 AM   #10731
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Interstate 705, Tacoma, WA

The shortest and newest Interstate highway in Washington state, this tiny spur connects Tacoma to Interstate 5 on what some call a "glorified offramp".

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Bridge of Glass

Native Tacoman and glass artist Dale Chihuly was commissioned to create a permanent museum for his medium of work in the 1990s. To connect the Museum of Glass to the rest of Tacoma's downtown, the city built an overpass over I-705 that is decorated with Chihuly works. It's worth the short walk from the nearby Union Station light rail stop.


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Old August 13th, 2015, 01:08 PM   #10733
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Many times I've tried and failed to adequately photograph the I-285-Memorial Drive interchange in all of its vastly overblown glory. This time, though, I'm satisfied with the pics I took. Maybe it's just that my standards are falling.

Once upon a time, GDOT had a plan to add three lane collector-distributor roads to about seventy miles of freeways across the northern half of Atlanta, as was done with ON 401 in Toronto. There are quite a few places where visible provision for the CD's was made, but this site is both the most elaborate in terms of what the design would've been like if not for the CD's, and the most nonsensical in terms of timing: by the time this was built, it was abundantly clear that the regional CD system never would be.

I'm northbound on 285. Look at the size of those retaining walls on the left:





Here you can see that in addition to the CD's, room has been made for a wider mainline, at least ten lanes with full shoulders. To my chagrin, the bay for the southbound CD has now been landscaped. I think that qualifies as the most expensive planter in the state.



One-lane offramps now extend under the original (c. 1967) bridge carrying Rockbridge Road over 285. Doubling the width of the roadway envelope also essentially doubled the length of the ramps. Oh, well. At least they didn't replace that bridge, too.

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Old August 13th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #10734
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Interstate 280 in San Fransisco


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Old August 14th, 2015, 02:27 AM   #10735
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looks like it could use a paving job.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 10:15 AM   #10736
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I'm probably wrong, but it looks to me more like the 101 at Porter Hill. ?
I can't zoom in on that sign unfortunately
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Old August 14th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #10737
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I'm probably wrong, but it looks to me more like the 101 at Porter Hill. ?
I can't zoom in on that sign unfortunately
You're right.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 01:03 PM   #10738
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jep, its the 101
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Old August 15th, 2015, 05:08 AM   #10739
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Last Sunday I took a short road trip to see the reversible toll roadway construction on I-75 in Henry County, south of Atlanta. And the new Lithonia bypass. And whatever. We'll just see what I get around to posting.

Starting with I-75: I decided to head from Lithonia via I-20, I-285 and I-675 to I-75, then make a U-turn back toward Atlanta at Locust Grove, where the Tanger Outlets are.

This photo is of the new bridge carrying Walt Stephens Road over I-75 just south of the merge from I-675. The general traffic lanes will be moved to the right and the reversible roadway will, with one exception, be on the southbound side adjacent to the median. The new bridge is symmetrical about the centerline of 75 in order to preserve the option of building a second tolled roadway on the northbound side someday. IIRC, the fourth lane is relatively recent, with auxiliary lanes being added between 675 and Hudson Bridge Road within this decade. At first glance I was chagrined to see how similar what Google has was to my photo, but... look closer, Tom. The noise barrier in Streetview sits atop a wall with nothing on it in your pic.



Next, Hudson Bridge Road. When this part of I-75 was built in the late '60's, this was two short bridges with a mound of earth between them. When the bridge was rebuilt, the earth mound was removed and the center span added. Of course, the reversible roadway will run through the center span. I don't remember, but this bridge must've been twinned at some point: it has eleven lanes now, which seems like a lot.



The Jodeco Road overpass has bays for two lane CD roads both northbound and southbound, but no obvious intent to ever build them. Apparently that's my theme for this week.



Here's the Jonesboro Road bridge. Unsurprisingly, the reversible roadway and the relocated southbound roadway will take up all of the available room and still require some modest design exceptions (I read the project concept report a while back, but I'm too lazy to look it up now).



I'm gonna go out of sequence and show the same bridge northbound. It and all other interchange bridges from GA 36 near Jackson to GA 54 at Morrow were replaced starting in the '90s-- hence the wide right side clearances.



This is the Mount Carmel Road bridge, which is the last surviving original bridge in the project area. I included it to give you an idea of the scale of the project out of nostalgia.



Headed back northbound, this is (I think) an access point to the reversible roadway. Here's Google's view to the east.



With Hudson Bridge Road in the distance, here's the one spot where the reversible roadway will run adjacent to the northbound lanes instead to the southbound, which surely will complicate future construction of a second roadway. IIRC from the project concept report, water quality in a stream running through the wide, wooded median was a factor in deciding to do it that way. You're kidding, right?



Approaching the I-675 split. Originally this wide median was provided in order to allow a left side entrance from GA 400 to I-75 southbound. Eventually 400 became I-675 and left hand entrances fell out of favor, so the median provided a bit of greenery-- until now. The diagrammatic (big arrow) sign... I guess it's new, being replaced with current generation signage before GDOT began its infatuation with APL signs.



Last for now, the abutments for the ramps to I-675. Of course, that's the flyover for southbound 675 just beyond.
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Old August 15th, 2015, 11:33 AM   #10740
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The clue was the topography, and obviously dated freeway with it's ad-hoc emergency stopping lane. The 280 is a better quality freeway and wider with central en side shoulders.
Btw, I meant Potrero hill but by mobile auto corected it to Porter for some reason.
Better luck picking the spot next time Nexis
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