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Old January 19th, 2016, 05:38 AM   #11181
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I've snapshot this a while back. Is this a regular occurrence?
Rush hour usually looks a lot worse than that. I'm amazed to see any green on this map.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 08:22 AM   #11182
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Old January 19th, 2016, 11:21 AM   #11183
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I-90 eastbound.
I'm surprised by lack of barriers in places like that, median looks quite narrow

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Exit "0" clear sign that we are entering Montana:

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Old January 19th, 2016, 11:25 AM   #11184
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"Road train", almost like in Australia

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Old January 19th, 2016, 11:30 AM   #11185
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We'll exit here:

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Old January 19th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #11186
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I can't believe there is no median barrier in place like this

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Is there any official policy where and when they should be installed along the interstates?
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Old January 19th, 2016, 05:24 PM   #11187
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I-80, Nevada

A highlight timelapse video of I-80 through Nevada by Freewayjim.

It's notable how good the condition of the freeway is despite the vast distances through sparsely population areas.

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Old January 19th, 2016, 06:34 PM   #11188
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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 19th, 2016, 08:07 PM   #11189
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Old January 20th, 2016, 01:38 AM   #11190
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I can't believe there is no median barrier in place like this

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Is there any official policy where and when they should be installed along the interstates?
I think it is limited to states, and then so, the road probably pre-dates them
but one would think if a safety issue arose they would do something (like the narrow medians on Hwy 401 in Ontario were paved and barriers installed in the 1990's after some major crashes)
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Old January 20th, 2016, 02:38 AM   #11191
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I think it is limited to states, and then so, the road probably pre-dates them
but one would think if a safety issue arose they would do something (like the narrow medians on Hwy 401 in Ontario were paved and barriers installed in the 1990's after some major crashes)
I should note that in all but the top picture there seems to be an elevation difference. And as noted above, there might not be enough traffic there (yet) to justify a barrier.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 09:00 AM   #11192
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I think it is limited to states, and then so, the road probably pre-dates them
but one would think if a safety issue arose they would do something (like the narrow medians on Hwy 401 in Ontario were paved and barriers installed in the 1990's after some major crashes)
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I should note that in all but the top picture there seems to be an elevation difference. And as noted above, there might not be enough traffic there (yet) to justify a barrier.
Here the median is very narrow, road is on the curve, and both carriageways are on the same level:

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I'm sure this stretch doesn't predate interstates. I guess traffic might not be the highest but I'm surprised they left it like that.

In states like Mississippi and Missouri they seems to nowadays put at least wire barriers, even on quite straight rural interstates with wide medians. (I've seen it on I-55)
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Old January 20th, 2016, 04:41 PM   #11193
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Given how sharp that curve is,

A) It might very well predate the interstates.

B) If somebody loses control at all, they'll hit something, so given the relatively light traffic, maybe they figured to take the chance on crossing sides and not hitting something as opposed to hitting a barrier.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #11194
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I-635, LBJ Express, Dallas, TX

A 4-year gif showing I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway) in stages in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

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Old January 20th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #11195
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Could you PLEASE post the images as jpegs side by side? It is VERY annoying to see them flashing back and forth. It is distracting and dizzying, and I can't examine them properly.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 05:56 PM   #11196
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If you want to examine it in detail, you're much better off with Google Earth. It's just to show the immense change in a short period of time.

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Old January 20th, 2016, 08:17 PM   #11197
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Old January 21st, 2016, 12:30 AM   #11198
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I-90 in Montana, eastbound:
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 01:13 PM   #11199
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