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Old May 31st, 2016, 08:19 PM   #11601
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There are numerous freeway stretches that have a median that's (much) wider than 36 feet, both in forested areas (such as I-64 in eastern Virginia) or on the plains (such as I-25 in Wyoming).
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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:00 AM   #11602
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Horseshoe Project update:
One more year!
To anyone confused as to why they are building these incongruously impressive bridges over the Trinity River "creek", it is because they are planning on flooding this part of the Trinity and turning it into a lake for a larger park project that will feature steamboats, floating platforms ect. All the bridges here have to be rebuilt first in order to accommodate the explosive growth of the city and Metroplex. Our Metro in 5 years has added 700,000 people. Again, until the bridges are all built and rebuilt then they will be able to permanently flood the Trinity.

















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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:20 AM   #11603
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So how are they going to do the flooding?

A dam? De-channelization?
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 12:07 PM   #11604
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So how are they going to do the flooding?

A dam? De-channelization?
IF, big IF, it ever happens, they will dig the lakes and move the main channel. The last plan I saw created a reverse flow channel to keep two connected lakes fed. The original river meandered more towards downtown, so manipulation of the river through downtown is nothing new. But that is a huge, HUGE if. The battle over doing anything with the park is epic and tiresome. I personally wish they would focus more resources on the areas adjacent to the river. Has to be the most embarrasing riverfront in America.

[RANT]And my biggest complaint about this project is the overcomplication of what is simply two freeways crossing each other in the name of building around every damn thing. Can't believe they are leaving the downtown portion split with these middle on and off ramps. I swear TXDOT is in the business of making things complicated when its not necessary. As someone that drives this mess everyday, I can see some good things, but man they are just trying to do too much. You don't have to connect every damn road and have frontage road every where.[/RANT]
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 08:15 PM   #11605
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I-22/I-65 north interchange north of downtown Birmingham will open to traffic June 20th.

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Old June 2nd, 2016, 09:23 PM   #11606
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IF, big IF, it ever happens, they will dig the lakes and move the main channel. The last plan I saw created a reverse flow channel to keep two connected lakes fed. The original river meandered more towards downtown, so manipulation of the river through downtown is nothing new. But that is a huge, HUGE if. The battle over doing anything with the park is epic and tiresome.
Hmmm. Got any images? Maps? Links? Hot dogs?

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I personally wish they would focus more resources on the areas adjacent to the river. Has to be the most embarrasing riverfront in America.
Philadelphia and Manhattan would like to have some discussions with you.

(curse you, I-95!!)

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[RANT]And my biggest complaint about this project is the overcomplication of what is simply two freeways crossing each other in the name of building around every damn thing. Can't believe they are leaving the downtown portion split with these middle on and off ramps. I swear TXDOT is in the business of making things complicated when its not necessary. As someone that drives this mess everyday, I can see some good things, but man they are just trying to do too much. You don't have to connect every damn road and have frontage road every where.[/RANT]
Hear, hear.

With sensible planning you could probably cut the footprint in half, and open up some excellent real estate along the riverfront.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 09:46 PM   #11607
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I-77, North Carolina

There is a very good chance that the concession for the construction of the I-77 toll lanes north of Charlotte will be canceled.

The North Carolina house voted 80-28 to cancel the toll contract with Cintra. It will now move to the senate.

Construction on this project is already underway and was planned for completion in 2018. Earlier reports indicated $ 250 million would have to be paid to cancel the contract.

The I-77 express lanes project:
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 10:37 PM   #11608
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Dallas' riverfront consist of a county jail, bail bonds, a few gas stations and fast food and 1 story industrial use all sparsely built. There is no worse riverfront in this country. If you didn't turn to the north you would not even realize you are a couple of blocks from the downtown of the 9th largest city in the US or even realize you're in a metro area of over 7 million. Its that bad.

This is the best pic I can find of the current plans. As you can see, the lake portion has been shrunken significiantly, but you can see the diverted channel into a more natural meander to the south with a reverse flow channel for the "lakes", which now seem to be like a diversion channel. The far shore is south, while what's nearer in the pic is the downtown side or north side.

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Old June 2nd, 2016, 11:18 PM   #11609
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 11:26 PM   #11610
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All the crap fast food joints, old industrial buildings, bail bonds and liquor stores along the riverfront are planned for demolition. As for the jail, I'm not sure what will be done of it. I can only hope that they will relocate it somewhere else and demolish what is currently there. Nonetheless, all that garbage down there is going to be demolished for new development.

You forget that area used to be exclusively industrial. Hint the name Industrial Blvd. Riverfront Blvd is the new name for Industrial Blvd. It was changed to Riverfront in the past few years.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 12:41 AM   #11611
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Dallas' riverfront consist of a county jail, bail bonds, a few gas stations and fast food and 1 story industrial use all sparsely built. There is no worse riverfront in this country. If you didn't turn to the north you would not even realize you are a couple of blocks from the downtown of the 9th largest city in the US or even realize you're in a metro area of over 7 million. Its that bad.
Philadelphia:

Blank walls of a casino

I-95!

sprawling concrete plaza with nothing to do

I-95!

Ikea

I-95!

Old industrial stuff.

I-95!

SS United States (abandoned)

I-95!

Also, on the other side,

I-76!

Petroleum tank farms

I-76!

Rail yards

etc.

etc.

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This is the best pic I can find of the current plans. As you can see, the lake portion has been shrunken significiantly, but you can see the diverted channel into a more natural meander to the south with a reverse flow channel for the "lakes", which now seem to be like a diversion channel. The far shore is south, while what's nearer in the pic is the downtown side or north side.

Thank you very much!
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 12:53 AM   #11612
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What about the Trinity River Freeway? I don't see it in the renders.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 01:08 AM   #11613
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Some photos of the new NY Bridge under construction that will replace the current Tappan Zee Bridge (I-87/287):


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/NY/I/287...ay16_24x16.jpg


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Old June 3rd, 2016, 02:01 AM   #11614
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What about the Trinity River Freeway? I don't see it in the renders.
If you look at the near levee on the model I posted, look at the neat alignment of trees. That's it.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 03:14 PM   #11615
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On June 29, 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which created a 41,000-mile "National System of Interstate and Defense Highways" that would become America's most important transportation infrastructure—and one of the world's modern wonders.

Designed to reach every city with a population of more than 100,000, the system significantly changed American landscapes and lives, increasing ease of travel and affecting the way business is conducted.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 03:38 PM   #11616
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Dallas-Fort Worth is the least congested urban area in the world with a population over 5 million, the TomTom Traffic Index shows.

https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/trafficindex/list

American cities overwhelmingly dominate the list of least congested large cities.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 05:22 PM   #11617
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Dallas-Fort Worth is the least congested urban area in the world with a population over 5 million, the TomTom Traffic Index shows.

https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/trafficindex/list

American cities overwhelmingly dominate the list of least congested large cities.
Don't tell that to the crowd that says more highways = more congestion.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 06:08 PM   #11618
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Well, the Braess' paradox can occur. So they are partially right about that.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 06:25 PM   #11619
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Well it's because of uncontrolled sprawl, I believe.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 06:31 PM   #11620
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It's interesting that out of 45 least congested urban areas with a population over 800,000, 43 are in the United States. Kansas City is the least congested urban area with a population over 2 million.
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