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Old October 18th, 2016, 12:01 AM   #11801
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I agree with the spirit of this post.

There is no question that newer designs are better from virtually every perspective, but there is something to be said about the vintage interstate era.

Michigan built a significant portion of its freeway network early, and in some cases in advance of the interstate age. While some of these designs (such as I-94 through Downtown Detroit) are unquestionably dated, some of them are really interesting from a historical perspective.
As a NYer, you are lucky enough to drive on old-style interstates. I absolutely loved it!
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Old October 18th, 2016, 01:55 AM   #11802
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Preserving it for the sake of aesthetics is massively worse than rebuilding it to modern safety standards. Not enough shoulder space on both sides to clear accidents/get emergency vehicles there in time. Ramps are too tight. Not enough lighting under the bridges. I could go on and on.
Sure, but these issues are only important if the traffic density is very high, which I don't think is an issue on this road, hardly anyone in the pictures....
Roads through Detroit metro have much more, but get more attention from MDOT too...
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Old October 18th, 2016, 06:04 AM   #11803
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Sure, but these issues are only important if the traffic density is very high, which I don't think is an issue on this road, hardly anyone in the pictures....
Roads through Detroit metro have much more, but get more attention from MDOT too...
Even a low-density road can see an accident totally block it, making a shoulder a very nice thing to have.

And the pictures could have been taken at a low-intensity time (off-peak or weekend). I can make I-5 through Seattle look empty, but that doesn't change that it is congested at peak times.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #11804
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The I-196 pictures were taken just after lunchtime on a Monday afternoon, in Early August, 2015.

I-196 certainly does get a lot busier than this, but it's not a particularly busy roadway (by big city standards at least) either.
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Old October 30th, 2016, 12:05 AM   #11805
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Old October 30th, 2016, 11:03 AM   #11806
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Old November 1st, 2016, 09:45 PM   #11807
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Interstate 25, New Mexico

They opened a diverging diamond interchange in Santa Fe, New Mexico recently. It's located at Exit 278 of I-25, and is the first DDI in the state.



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Old November 1st, 2016, 10:53 PM   #11808
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why not go for 2 large (turbo)roundabouts when there's that much space available for use? wouldn't have to use any traffic lights then. or are DDIs that much better when it comes to throughput?
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Old November 1st, 2016, 11:47 PM   #11809
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Double roundabout interchanges are very common in the UK and other European countries, they're called dumbbells. It's considered a relatively cheap and low capacity design (for a gsj) - in the UK a two-bridge roundabout would be preferred at higher volume sites. I imagine a DDI would have significantly more capacity.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 12:33 AM   #11810
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When will the American people LEARN to drive in a roundabout. This things DDI is just stupid traffic solutions. Build roundabouts and do it NOW. OBEY me and do it just do it You should learn and look at Europe because we know best when it comes to these things
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 04:09 AM   #11811
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No one wants to drive around on a round about when you have a large amount of space for nice gradual turns like flyovers

Europe is a continent, not a country. Highways vary from one country to the next, and overall are a joke
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 11:22 AM   #11812
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They actually demolished a flyover for this DDI.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 04:05 PM   #11813
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Guess they wanted to reduce maintenance costs?
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 07:12 PM   #11814
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Europe is a continent, not a country. Highways vary from one country to the next, and overall are a joke
And a mess?

With what little I've seen there's much to complain about in certain US States as well.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 10:54 PM   #11815
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Isn't there supposed to be a third signature bridge in the Dallas project? What is that one going to be?
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 12:58 AM   #11816
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 04:27 AM   #11817
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Isn't there supposed to be a third signature bridge in the Dallas project? What is that one going to be?
There was going to be. Was.
All the signature bridges are now built.
Once all bridge work is completed for 30 and 35, you will see the Trinity bottoms transform to this, which is why the signature bridges were built in the first place:

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Old November 3rd, 2016, 04:42 AM   #11818
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 04:57 PM   #11820
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There was going to be. Was.
All the signature bridges are now built.
Once all bridge work is completed for 30 and 35, you will see the Trinity bottoms transform to this, which is why the signature bridges were built in the first place:

Where was the third one going to be? Are there any pictures of it?

And what is that big grey stripe going under the bridges (and seemingly through a tunnel?) along the river on the far bank?

Also, why does the concrete arch bridge end in the middle of a channel in the image when both ends are on dry land in reality?
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