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Old December 16th, 2015, 04:30 AM   #11081
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I wish we had highways like Atlanta here in Seattle.. *sigh*
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Old December 16th, 2015, 04:32 AM   #11082
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Does it change based on climate and time? Like 40 mph in a fog, 70 on sunday afternoons?
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Old December 16th, 2015, 06:19 AM   #11083
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No, the signs change depending on how the traffic is flowing. GDOT is planning to expand the system to I-75 within the next 5 years.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 09:08 AM   #11084
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I-82 from Yakima to Ellensburg:

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Very scenic interstate:

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Old December 17th, 2015, 05:56 PM   #11085
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I wish we had highways like Atlanta here in Seattle.. *sigh*
They already took our subway, so we shouldn't import their crappy idea of a transportation network.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 06:02 PM   #11086
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Atlanta has a very dysfunctional network of urban arterials. They tried to make it up with very wide freeways, but it also lacks a second beltway. Atlanta's urban arterials are noted as some of the worst planned systems in the country. There are too many governments with conflicting interests.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 01:14 PM   #11087
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Continuing I-82

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Military exit?

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Baby FedEx and dad FedEx

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It must be one of the most scenic rest areas in the interstate system:

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Where else you could see two majestic volcanoes from rest area?

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Old December 18th, 2015, 01:18 PM   #11088
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Long truck:

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Lady driver?

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I have read somewhere that percentage of women driving trucks is much higher in the US than in Europe. Of course they are still small minority but that minority is statistically much larger in America. I wonder why.

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Joining I-90

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Old December 18th, 2015, 02:06 PM   #11089
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There is this overly complex interchange (I-81/CT-2) in East Hattford. Two ( out of 6) routes convergning there are stubs that end on far narrower lanes.

Did they use to have plans to expand more freeways out of there?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #11090
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definitely one northbound, I-284
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #11091
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Well, that's just excessive! Hartford's not actually that big.

I've seen bits of that proposal (284, for example) as dotted lines on old road maps, but some of those...how far did the proposal as a whole ever get beyond pipe dream?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:31 PM   #11092
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I believe Hartford has the largest core municipality-to-metropolitan area imbalance of all major metropolitan areas in the U.S., the suburbs apparently contain 10 times as many people as the city itself. Though Atlanta is somewhere near that as well.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:36 PM   #11093
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Bay Area is also pretty imbalanced, though it is always complicated to define whether San Jose should be consider the "central city" for being the largest instead of San Francisco.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:49 PM   #11094
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I believe Hartford has the largest core municipality-to-metropolitan area imbalance of all major metropolitan areas in the U.S., the suburbs apparently contain 10 times as many people as the city itself. Though Atlanta is somewhere near that as well.
Of course, cities in Connecticut (and western Massachusetts) are so close together that you could get into arguments about where one metropolitan area ends and the next begins. Is Enfield a suburb of Hartford or Springfield, is Cheshire a suburb of Hartford, New Haven or Waterbury...that sort of thing.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:53 PM   #11095
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Bay Area is also pretty imbalanced, though it is always complicated to define whether San Jose should be consider the "central city" for being the largest instead of San Francisco.
I wouldn't say that to anyone in San Francisco!

Nothing to stop a given metropolitan area from having multiple centers, though....

(I don't have time now, but anyone who's so inclined can see how the U.S. Census Bureau defines them. Look at both "Metropolitan Statistical Areas" and Urbanized Areas," and note that multiple "Metropolitan Statistical Areas" can form a single "Consolidated Statistical Area." I may be out of date on my terminology...they keep changing them. And note that for Metropolitan Statistical Areas, outside of New England, they work with entire counties. So San Bernardino County would be entirely "metropolitan" even though it's the size of the Netherlands and mostly desert.)
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Old December 19th, 2015, 11:40 AM   #11096
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Old December 20th, 2015, 07:43 PM   #11097
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Old December 21st, 2015, 07:21 AM   #11098
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There is this overly complex interchange (I-81/CT-2) in East Hattford. Two ( out of 6) routes convergning there are stubs that end on far narrower lanes.

Did they use to have plans to expand more freeways out of there?
Other than the still-proposed rebuilding of the I-84 viaduct in Downtown Hartford, no.

Greater Hartford doesn't really have a need for new highways, the current setup is adequate. It would have been nice if the I-291 beltway was completed to create a complete bypass of the city but compared to several other cities in the country, getting around there is a piece of cake.

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Well, that's just excessive! Hartford's not actually that big.

I've seen bits of that proposal (284, for example) as dotted lines on old road maps, but some of those...how far did the proposal as a whole ever get beyond pipe dream?
Even though the proposed highways were not done, you can see the vestiges of many of them today. I-84 west of Hartford has a lot of overdone interchanges that were supposed to be used for bigger things that never panned out. An example of this is the stack interchange with CT Route 9, which is only half used as a trumpet interchange because the northern end was cancelled, this was supposed be the I-291/I-84 interchange.


http://www.kurumi.com/roads/ct/pics/ph-i84wb-stack.jpg

I believe this is the only stack interchange in New England.

A lot of the proposed highways didn't make much sense anyway. I-291's western section was proposed to go near several reservoirs and would have been also close to some of the region's most valuable real estate.

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I believe Hartford has the largest core municipality-to-metropolitan area imbalance of all major metropolitan areas in the U.S., the suburbs apparently contain 10 times as many people as the city itself. Though Atlanta is somewhere near that as well.
Hartford proper's land area is tiny, only 45 sq km. It's basically the downtown and inner neighborhoods. Northeastern cities generally don't have the ability to annex their suburbs like further south and west.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:26 PM   #11099
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I-35E / US 67, Dallas, TX

A project that has been planned for some time is the 'Southern Gateway' in Dallas, which involves adding reversible lanes along I-35E and US 67 in southern Dallas. It was originally proposed as tolled managed lanes, but the recent passing of two propositions which increases highway funding makes it feasible to de-toll this project.



TxDOT has planned open houses in the area:
Since the last series of public meetings held in Summer 2015, there have been substantial changes to the project based on stakeholder and public input. The most notable change to the project is that the managed lane will not be proposed as a toll facility. Instead, a non-tolled express/managed lane facility open to all users will be implemented. Other changes consist of relocating the managed lane access points, providing wider cross-street accommodations for pedestrian and bicycle accessibility, updates to ramping configuration at I-35E and Beckley Avenue, adding general purpose lanes, realignment of the mainlane geometry to reduce right-of-way impacts and providing accommodations for a future deck park.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 06:01 AM   #11100
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Can this be the one? Can I-790 be the stupidest Interstate designation in the US?



Although there is an eventual plan of redesignating Utica-Rome as I-790

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