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Old September 22nd, 2015, 01:59 AM   #10821
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It is telling motorists to be cautious since the HOV lane is closed ahead and that lane will be merging into the lane with the yellow arrow.
How stupid. What else are the people in the closed lane going to do? Stop? Vanish in thin air? What else are they gonna do than merge into the lane next to it?
Anyone with a brain knows that's gonna happen, why does the VMS have to tell people this?
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 02:04 AM   #10822
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it is the same as the seemingly pointless overhead arrows everywhere in NL
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 02:07 AM   #10823
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The green ones when using the hard shoulder is allowed? Meh, I can sort of see sense in those, as it's quite weird to be allowed to drive on the hard shoulder. I find it more annoying that when the hard shoulder running is not allowed there's a red X above the hard shoulder. Completely useless...
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 04:31 PM   #10824
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 09:17 AM   #10825
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How stupid. What else are the people in the closed lane going to do? Stop? Vanish in thin air? What else are they gonna do than merge into the lane next to it?
Anyone with a brain knows that's gonna happen, why does the VMS have to tell people this?
Yes but it gives them some warning. I was able to switch lanes early on and get significantly further than those cars to my left.
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 07:59 PM   #10826
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I-40, Memphis, Tennessee

Aerials of the recently completed flyovers at the I-40/240 interchange east of Memphis.

The next phase of the project has just started. Construction is not done yet in this area.





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Old September 23rd, 2015, 10:11 PM   #10827
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I-269, Memphis, Tennessee

Recent aerial photos of I-269 southeast of Memphis. It's the new stretch of freeway between TN-385 at Collierville and the state line. It seems ready to open to traffic, but Google Earth imagery (April 2014) reveals the Mississippi section isn't as advanced.



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Old September 25th, 2015, 07:02 AM   #10828
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I wonder if I-22 will ever get to Memphis though? The Tennessee section seems to be in limbo.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #10829
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I wonder if I-22 will ever get to Memphis though? The Tennessee section seems to be in limbo.
I last read that it was going to end at the future I-269 instead of crossing into Tennessee.
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I-405, Washington

The tolled express lanes along I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood in Greater Seattle were put into operation yesterday.

There are two express lanes each way between Bellevue and Bothell and one express lane each way north of Bothell.


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Old September 28th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #10832
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Old September 29th, 2015, 09:53 AM   #10833
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Could you please tell me what is the length of the whole Interstate including Business Loops? I am redacting it for wiki, as the info is as of 2013.
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 08:09 PM   #10834
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 08:42 PM   #10835
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I like our US Interstate Highways, but I often wonder, will we ever see many more of them being built/converted over like what happened in the 1950s–70s? I can think of 4 highways off the top of my head that should be extended/converted to Interstate standards.

I think that when it's talked about in American politics, it's either "pork-barrel spending" or backwards-thinking, or dirty/not eco-friendly. And the road boom back then came after we finished a major war.

Considering the fact that in about 15-20 years more cars than ever will use renewable resources, I don't see how this is the case.
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 09:21 PM   #10836
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Recent aerial photos of I-269 southeast of Memphis. It's the new stretch of freeway between TN-385 at Collierville and the state line. It seems ready to open to traffic, but Google Earth imagery (April 2014) reveals the Mississippi section isn't as advanced.



That's a nice roadbed. When is I-69 slated for completion?
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 04:09 AM   #10837
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I like our US Interstate Highways, but I often wonder, will we ever see many more of them being built/converted over like what happened in the 1950s–70s? I can think of 4 highways off the top of my head that should be extended/converted to Interstate standards.

I think that when it's talked about in American politics, it's either "pork-barrel spending" or backwards-thinking, or dirty/not eco-friendly. And the road boom back then came after we finished a major war.

Considering the fact that in about 15-20 years more cars than ever will use renewable resources, I don't see how this is the case.
The time of the interstate is most definitely coming to a close, now that it has been declared complete. A few corridors might be upgraded here and there, but it won't be the massive expansion seen in decades past. Now's the time to focus on maintenance and rehabilitation, which would probably be more helpful than pouring more asphalt around.
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 04:00 PM   #10838
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The time of the interstate is most definitely coming to a close, now that it has been declared complete. A few corridors might be upgraded here and there, but it won't be the massive expansion seen in decades past. Now's the time to focus on maintenance and rehabilitation, which would probably be more helpful than pouring more asphalt around.
The inter-city routes of the Interstate Highway System is pretty much complete (more or less). From here on out, what we'll see is widening of the current freeways and replacement bridges being built.

By the way, there has been some consideration of turning California 58 between Bakersfield and Barstow, CA into an extension of Interstate 40, especially now that the CA 58/Interstate 15 junction is now west of the I-15/I-40 junction. In theory, it could be done, but the cost won't be cheap.
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The time of the interstate is most definitely coming to a close, now that it has been declared complete. A few corridors might be upgraded here and there, but it won't be the massive expansion seen in decades past. Now's the time to focus on maintenance and rehabilitation, which would probably be more helpful than pouring more asphalt around.
Your avatar and username look familiar. Are you on another forum?
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Old October 4th, 2015, 05:30 AM   #10840
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The tolled express lanes along I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood in Greater Seattle were put into operation yesterday.

There are two express lanes each way between Bellevue and Bothell and one express lane each way north of Bothell.



Cruising through the I-405 express toll lanes by Washington State Dept of Transportation, on Flickr
The express lanes have done nothing to improve traffic, they actually made traffic worse! This photo must of been one of those lucky moments when traffic wasn't backed up. Maybe they took it before the express lanes opened although the toll lanes are still pretty empty. Traffic on the I-405 and I-5 has been terrible since they opened. People are avoiding the toll lanes and many are avoiding the 405 all together. My commute has increased 15-20 minutes on average since they opened (I drive on I-5). Thats also factoring in I've found shortcuts through residential neighborhoods so the commute time would have been even longer. I'm not a fan nor are many people around here.
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