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Old January 12th, 2016, 07:03 PM   #11161
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I'm not saying that the widening projects are neccarrily useless, just that it's bad network design to have so many key freeways meeting right beside downtown. Downtowns are supposed to be places where cars aren't quite as important, and sticking the largest interchange in the city right next door tends not to help.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 07:24 PM   #11162
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Many people in southern Dallas commute to jobs in north Dallas or the suburbs, many of those commutes pass by downtown. As downtown is usually at the center of the city, a lot of traffic from one side of the city to the other passes by it.

Most European cities didn't have much employment in city centers in the 1960s apart from retail. There was never a need to construct extensive downtown freeways. In addition, most European freeways were built as intercity routes, especially the earlier ones, whereas in Texas the freeway system started as a collection of urban routes which evolved into long-distance routes when the Interstate Highway system was created.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 10:13 PM   #11163
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The northern I-35W / I-820 interchange in Fort Worth, Texas. Another big stack interchange for Texas.

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Old January 12th, 2016, 10:22 PM   #11164
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Shameless self promotion, but I went to Texas back in November, and while there, one of the roads that I photographed was I-820:





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Old January 13th, 2016, 06:37 PM   #11165
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Fort Worth's current population stands around 800,000. Projected population for 2025 is 1.3 million people. They are smart to prepare their infrastructure for the coming population boom--well, technically the boom is already here--unlike Austin, whose infrastructure is ill prepared for that city's extensive boom.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 05:55 AM   #11166
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New Tappan Zee Bridge

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Old January 15th, 2016, 06:42 AM   #11167
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Old January 15th, 2016, 09:34 AM   #11168
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DFW is ridiculously huge. I spent a month there and all distances are way too long haha but what I see is that in every single freeway there's works going on right now, the whole infrastructure is being changed. I took some pics of the I-635 by the way, I'll get them here soon.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 12:05 PM   #11169
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One more video from I-84

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Old January 15th, 2016, 12:57 PM   #11170
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Does anybody know the story behind these short-spaced I-10 exist east of New Orleans?



In east direction, the first is active, the second has been eaten away by vegetation and the third one is blocked in 2013 imagery (link with highway demolished but partially opened in 2011...
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Old January 15th, 2016, 03:40 PM   #11171
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Perhaps they've been built to serve planned developments that never materialized. The middle interchange was already overgrown by vegetation 20 years ago.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #11172
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Something that puzzles me is how Lousiana Interstate bridges over swamps or the causeway over Lake Ponchartrain have very low railings or concrete barriers. I've also never seen any noise mitigation barrier in or around New Orleans on my "investigations" on Google Street View.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 05:53 PM   #11173
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Perhaps they've been built to serve planned developments that never materialized. The middle interchange was already overgrown by vegetation 20 years ago.
Maybe... And after Katrina, I think that area will not see any new development, the Corp of Engineers don't want to increase the perimeter of "hard to protect" areas
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Old January 16th, 2016, 08:57 AM   #11174
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Something that puzzles me is how Lousiana Interstate bridges over swamps or the causeway over Lake Ponchartrain have very low railings or concrete barriers. I've also never seen any noise mitigation barrier in or around New Orleans on my "investigations" on Google Street View.
When I went to New Orleans I did saw some noise mitigation barriers but not too many and only in a specific freeway that I can´t remember.

In other stuff, here are my pics of the I-635 while crossing Dallas:







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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:41 AM   #11175
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P1040199 by Em Mz, on Flickr

I like how it looks. It has a simple but nice design, and the fact that the Texpress toll lanes go underneath the freeway is something I celebrate of it.
By the way, I always wondered why are those things hanging from the signs that are usually placed in toll roads if it´s a free one?
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Old January 18th, 2016, 04:07 PM   #11176
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I've snapshot this a while back. Is this a regular occurrence?

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Old January 18th, 2016, 04:25 PM   #11177
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What exactly? Red is OK as there are a lot of accidents. Maybe some bad weather or too many hardcore drivers
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Old January 18th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #11178
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I've snapshot this a while back. Is this a regular occurrence?

Ice overnight....

(Fire Island's off the map, by the way....)

EDIT: Case in point - http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...365616831.html
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Old January 19th, 2016, 01:01 AM   #11179
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I-90 east of Spokane

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