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Old July 3rd, 2016, 07:59 PM   #11681
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They hope for a record of decision in 2018 and a possible construction start by 2020, according to the experts over at AARoads.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 07:16 AM   #11682
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Massive, these new projects.
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Old July 9th, 2016, 05:16 PM   #11683
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Ohio

I'm delving into the Ohio Interstate Highway history this weekend, using ODOTs state highway maps and Google Earth historical imagery.

Ohio seems to have one of the better freeway systems in the U.S. Maybe not by pavement quality per se, but many Interstates have been widened to six lanes between major cities and they have done a lot of reconstruction work over the past 10 years or so. Major bridges in the Cuyahoga Valley have been replaced or will be replaced soon. I-75 through Dayton has been rebuilt nearly entirely. I-280 in Toledo has been upgraded in 2007. Stretches of I-270 around Columbus have been expanded, as well as parts of I-271 around Cleveland.

Ohio cities also rank low on congestion. According to the TomTom Traffic Index (Travel Time Index) for 2015, Ohio cities rank lower than their size would indicate. For instance Cincinnati is the 28th largest MSA, but only has the 52nd highest TTI. Similarly, Cleveland is the 31st largest MSA, but only has the 65th highest TTI. Dayton is the second least congested urban area in the U.S., only Knoxville, TN is less congested. Columbus is ranking favorably as well.

Governor Kasich recently stated that Ohio has one of the best infrastructure in the U.S., stating that 'you go to Indiana or New York, and you don't have the infrastructure we have'. Maybe it's a bit of an exaggeration, but Ohio does rank (slightly) better than the U.S. average and New York and Indiana on the Infrastructure Report Card.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 07:50 AM   #11684
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That's a shame, 40 Years Later after a Barge knocked over the Southbound 2 Lane side of the two bridges back then that killed 35 People with Their cars and a Greyhound Bus, they rebuilt the Bridge over 1 Billion dollars stronger and still only 2 Lanes on Both sides of an important I - 275 Interstate into St. Petersburg and Tampa from The South of the Cities into I -75 to South Florida, such a waste of taxpayers money,

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Old July 11th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #11685
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At the time, all of the studies only showed a need for four lanes. Besides, the bridge seems to be moving well.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 04:57 PM   #11686
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The average traffic on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge was 57,700 vehicles per day in 2015. A four-lane freeway can definitely handle such volumes without a significant level of congestion. It may be full at times, but there are four-lane freeways that carry 80,000 - 100,000 vehicles per day.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 09:04 PM   #11687
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The largest drawback to the Skyway Bridge is it needs to be taller and possibly wider to handle the growing size of ships. Making it with 3x3 lanes would be good too.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 10:31 PM   #11688
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I-30 Fort Worth, Texas

24 lanes and 4 tracks crossing the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas.

Left to right: I-30, connectors, Chisholm Trail Parkway, railroad & Rosedale Street.

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^ The stuff that Texas builds is amazing. While I am not sure that building a seemingly never ending supply of roadway capacity is the best way to build a city, I have to say, I've visited Texas a number of times now, and life seems pretty easy down there. Land is cheap, and mobility is easy.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 09:51 PM   #11690
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I-65, Tennessee

Another stretch of I-65 in Tennessee has been widened, south of Nashville, between SR-248 and SR-840 near Franklin. It has been widened from four to eight lanes, the project was completed on June 15.

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^ The stuff that Texas builds is amazing. While I am not sure that building a seemingly never ending supply of roadway capacity is the best way to build a city, I have to say, I've visited Texas a number of times now, and life seems pretty easy down there. Land is cheap, and mobility is easy.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #11692
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A project to widen I-35 from four to six lanes south of Waco has been completed. The $ 169 million project widened 10 miles of I-35 between Bruceville-Eddy and Waco.
That stretch is done, but it's still a mess between Bruceville-Eddy and Temple, and south of Temple. A long way to go before it's done all the way through to Austin.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 10:40 AM   #11693
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24 lanes and 4 tracks crossing the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas.

Left to right: I-30, connectors, Chisholm Trail Parkway, railroad & Rosedale Street.

It's so beautiful. So gawd dang beautiful, I tell ya hwut.

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Old July 19th, 2016, 10:09 PM   #11694
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Cuomo Tappan Zee Crane Collapse Update




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Goethals Bridge Construction photos by Mitch Waxman


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how in God's name did this happen???
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Possibly wind or metal stresses or just pure human...
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