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Old April 28th, 2016, 08:45 PM   #11521
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Louisville, Kentucky

The I-64 / 65 / 71 interchange in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Old April 28th, 2016, 08:51 PM   #11522
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I-22 Birmingham, Alabama

The opening of the I-22 / I-65 interchange in Birmingham, Alabama is now scheduled for June 2016.

The completion has been delayed repeatedly. Construction started in 2010 and was planned for an opening in 2014 at the time. That became 2015, late 2015, early 2016 and now mid-2016.

The project is the largest single contract in Alabama history. It did not only involve the construction of a few ramps, but the widening of a couple of miles of I-65 as well. Parts of I-65 are now quite wide.

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Old April 29th, 2016, 12:54 AM   #11523
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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #11524
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Dallas Horseshoe Project Update. Completion date set for next year



















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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:56 AM   #11525
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I thought 1 arch on the side looked kind of weird. Makes more sense with two!

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Old April 29th, 2016, 05:38 AM   #11526
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The Hoover dam is in itself quite a destination too - a good chunk of traffic will get off to see it.
You have to drive through a checkpoint in Nevada, much like Customs, to see it now. The road on the Arizona side is now cut off from the road network. The new bridge could maybe be close enough that terrorists could access or bomb the dam from the bridge. But that's just my speculation.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 10:03 PM   #11527
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I-35E St Paul, MN

Realignment and widening of I-35E in St Paul, 2013 and 2016.

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Old April 29th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #11528
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Johnson County Gateway, Kansas

A large suburban freeway project is the 'Johnson County Gateway' in Kansas. It includes upgrades to I-35, I-435 and adjacent freeways, plus the interchanges. It is currently the biggest road project in Kansas (and all of metropolitan Kansas City).

1. Overview. I-435 runs east-west, but turns north in the left of this satellite image. K-10 continues west. On the right side is the I-35 interchange.


2. The I-435 / K-10 interchange.


3. Between the K-10 and I-35 interchanges. This will be pretty wide with exits in the median.


4. The I-35 / I-435 interchange.


5. East of the main project is the I-435 / US 69 project, which includes a braided interchange with Quivera Road. This was completed a little while ago.


6. Between Quivera Road and US 69.
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 07:02 AM   #11529
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Taken on Saturday - 4/30/16 just before 10am

New Jersey Turnpike Eastern Spur in Secaucus


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Old May 2nd, 2016, 07:13 AM   #11530
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can NYS EZpass be used in NJ?
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 04:03 PM   #11531
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Any EZPass can be used anywhere.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 02:57 AM   #11532
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http://www.wired.com/2016/04/widenin...-darnit-texas/



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IN A TRUE fairy tale of a transportation project, Texas spent a measly $4.25 million widening a highway and, in defiance of conventional wisdom among transportation planners, doubled the speed of rush hour traffic on a notoriously congested highway in Dallas.
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The Texas Department of Transportation repaved the shoulders along both sides of a 6.3-mile stretch of State Highway 161 between Dallas and Fort Worth in September. Then it opened them up to traffic during the daily rush hour, keeping tow trucks on standby in case someone breaks down. Based on figures released this month, with the extra lanes in place, traffic “started sailing,” The Dallas Morning News reported this week.
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This “is an awfully unique situation,” says Todd Litman, executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 04:32 AM   #11533
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If it were that cheap, most of the preparations must've been completed in the past. There's no way a widening would cost that low otherwise, would it?
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 04:41 AM   #11534
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 07:47 AM   #11535
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 03:34 PM   #11536
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They just added shoulder running to SH 161. There was a small section with four lanes while the rest had six lanes.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has grown by 677,000 people since 2010. Doing nothing is not an option.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 10:48 PM   #11537
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An interesting proposal for redoing I-278 in Brooklyn


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This is a blending of three proposals/ideas that have been at least loosely considered for I-278 in Brooklyn.


The first would reconfigure the partial interchange where the Belt Pkwy meets I-278 at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to include all movements between I-278 and the Belt Pkwy. This would enable the removal of the Belt Pkwy through Bay Ridge as it would no longer be needed.


The second was a proposal seriously considered by NYSDOT to replace the crumbling Gowanus with a tunnel under the Brooklyn waterfront. Though I have different interchange concepts, the alignment I used is generally the same as the alignment NYSDOT considered. My concept also begins the tunnel slightly farther south, at 75th St. The tunnel concept is for three tubes...a pair of 3-lane tubes for each direction of traffic, and a reversible 2-lane tube for buses and HOV users.


The third idea was floated by a Brooklyn resident and engineer as an alternative to reconstructing or tunneling under the Brooklyn Promenade. This idea would build a tunnel running in a straight shot from the Prospect Expressway interchange to meet the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) at Flushing Ave. My rendition of the concept extends the tunnel north to Wythe Ave.


I would also add three other tunnels to the mix. First, the existing BQE between the Brooklyn Battery and Flushing Ave would be replaced by two connector tunnels (from the Brooklyn Battery to Atlantic Ave and from Navy St underneath Park Ave to the new 278 tunnel), with the segment in between basically removed entirely. More direct connections to the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges would be built, but otherwise the existing BQE in Brooklyn Heights is removed entirely. The tunnel under Park Ave would also feature a bus/HOV connection to the 278 tunnel.


The third tunnel would provide a direct connection from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Prospect Expressway with an interchange with the new 278 tunnel. As part of this, a bus/HOV tube would connect the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to both the Prospect Expressway and the 278 tunnel to the south.


A total of almost 40 miles of tunnel tube would be needed to do this. In return, about 88 acres of land currently utilized for freeway facilities would open up for development, and about 2.7 miles of the Belt Parkway would no longer be needed.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 06:15 AM   #11538
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I saw that on AARoads and thought it was a good plan, but unlikely to happen.

Nexis what is your opinion of an I-78 tunnel under Manhattan with an exit on the east and west side?
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Tunnel boring costs are going down and Brooklyn land values are going up. Eventually it will be economically compelling.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:46 AM   #11540
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Some real estate development could also pay for it.

As I understand, much of I-278 is in poor condition and needs constant repairs. They just finished an 11-year repair of the Gowanus Expressway bridge deck.
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