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Old December 9th, 2015, 09:26 AM   #11041
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Well its an alternate route to I-5, I have used it quite a few times honestly to get around downtown traffic. Traffic will be a mess in downtown and on I-5 if and when the new tunnel is opened. The only benefit I see is you'll be able to directly bypass downtown and continue north on 99. Kind of odd that the new boulevard won't have bus lanes since they seem to push them so much here. I'd rather have light rail but thats not happened either right?
The tunnel will do little to create a bypass, since it dumps you out onto Aurora at the north end or the East Marginal mess in Georgetown.

The bus lanes are being taken away partially because the new boulevard will be too wide (2 bus lanes + 4 GP + 2 ferry turn lanes = car sewer), which upset walking advocates.

Light rail on the waterfront isn't happening anytime soon (maybe this century). A waterfront streetcar (either using heritage vehicles or modern ones) was explored, but is not in the current plans.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 01:55 PM   #11042
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I liked those pics of Portland in the thread earlier, I was there about two weeks ago. Drivers there are better than in Seattle, they actually drive above the speed limit.

Lots of elevated interchanges since I-5 is parallel to the Willamette River close to downtown. If it's sunny, you can get some impressive views of Mt Hood looking eastward.
Yes, there are some great views from Portland freeways, including Mt Hood, which you'll see below

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Wow you had pretty good traffic, I always get stuck at the bridge from Washington and in downtown. I always sit in traffic like the pics after the later half of the post.
Pictures approaching Portland from the north I took in the evening a day before of those where I'm stack in traffic on the interchange with the I-84. That was the following day in the afternoon peak time. Considering time of the day it wasn't too bad. I lost probably 20-30min.

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We have different experiences of Portland then lol. People drive so slow there, speed limit or below... But you are right people drive slow in Seattle too.
To be honest I didn't notice any massive difference in style of driving between Portland and Seattle or Oregon and Washington.

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Old December 10th, 2015, 06:10 AM   #11043
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The tunnel will do little to create a bypass, since it dumps you out onto Aurora at the north end or the East Marginal mess in Georgetown.

The bus lanes are being taken away partially because the new boulevard will be too wide (2 bus lanes + 4 GP + 2 ferry turn lanes = car sewer), which upset walking advocates.

Light rail on the waterfront isn't happening anytime soon (maybe this century). A waterfront streetcar (either using heritage vehicles or modern ones) was explored, but is not in the current plans.
You can bypass the I-5 downtown bottleneck, on some days its actually faster to use 99 and get back on I-5 after downtown. The bus lane thing is stupid, in certain areas of Europe they have even wider roads to cross sometimes and there is no issue. People just like to complain it seems. The bus lanes wouldn't have constant traffic like the GP lanes do.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 03:13 PM   #11044
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I-5 in Seattle

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Old December 10th, 2015, 04:47 PM   #11045
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Yours? From a plane (stupid question, I guess....)
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Old December 10th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #11046
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Yours? From a plane (stupid question, I guess....)
No, from viewing floor on top of the Columbia Center
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Old December 10th, 2015, 05:17 PM   #11047
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Ah!

Well, they're very nice.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #11048
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A roadway switch of I-85 in North Carolina (between Lexington and Thomasville). You occasionally see such a layout in case of significant altitude changes, but this area is not as hilly.

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Old December 10th, 2015, 09:28 PM   #11049
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I-75, Atlanta, GA

An October 2015 aerial photo, showing the 'Northwest Corridor' toll lanes under construction along I-75 northwest of Atlanta.

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Old December 10th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #11050
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Back to I-84 through Columbia River Gorge. Great scenic interstate:

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Old December 13th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #11051
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I-278 Kosciuszko Bridge, New York City

October 2015 aerial photos of the Kosciuszko Bridge replacement in Brooklyn & Queens.

1. Looking north with a portion of the huge Calvary Cemetery on the left.


2. Approach bridges on the Brooklyn side.


3. A view of the bridge with the skyline in the background.


4. Works within the I-278 / I-495 interchange.
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Old December 13th, 2015, 09:50 PM   #11052
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The old bridge will be demolished after opening the new one ?
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Old December 14th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #11053
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The old bridge will be demolished after opening the new one ?
The plan is to demolish and replace (would you believe that the current span dates to 1939? )

Here's the rendering I found on Wikipedia:

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Old December 14th, 2015, 01:00 AM   #11054
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I-84 through Columbia River Gorge, again

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I like the "barrels" instead of "cones". Look more solid

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Old December 14th, 2015, 01:04 AM   #11055
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Old December 14th, 2015, 01:08 AM   #11056
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Here, we'll be getting off the I-84:

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Old December 14th, 2015, 03:15 AM   #11057
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Trust me, the barrels are just as annoying to run into as the cones.

Funny thing, though. I recently saw a figure made out of those barrels along the Conn. Turnpike. I think it was near Norwalk. He's on the northbound side (there's a construction bit shortly beyond him). If someone can post pics, it'd be appreciated.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 03:21 AM   #11058
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this guy?
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Old December 14th, 2015, 06:18 AM   #11059
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I'm not sure. Maybe?
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Old December 14th, 2015, 04:54 PM   #11060
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Missouri has a 'Barrel Bob' (not a barrel bomb)
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