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Old December 3rd, 2016, 07:24 PM   #11881
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which one is that? There always seems to me such a long amount of space to change lanes on 401. Then again I don't often exit along this stretch (I usually pass straight through)
Unless maybe you mean, the first interchange immediately after the transfer? If there is a real CF on this road it's whatever that 409/427 area is
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Old December 4th, 2016, 01:18 AM   #11882
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They've been talking about that for years. Between Sherman Oaks and Brentwood. Would make the ROI on that $1.6 Billion even more ridiculous if they did it. Just a colossal waste of taxpayers money. Again.
A 7 mile tunnel, probably dual bore, could easily run to several times that $1.6bn. The level of engineering complexity would also be considerably higher, so even more potential for cost overruns. In this kind of constrained site there is no cheap or easy solution, though mismanagement obviously doesn't help.

On the specific point of 'not helped with traffic' mentioned upthread, it's worth considering the economic studies showing that in general freeway construction is not correlated with reduced congestion in US cities over the last 50 years or so. Nor, for that matter, is increased public transport provision. Basically, building your way out of congestion is often an unrealistic objective. But it's still worth building transport infrastructure because you thereby facilitate additional journeys and the economic activity that goes with them. So the relevant measure is more 'how many journeys are being made?' than 'how much congestion is there?'.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 10:13 PM   #11883
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Interstate 785, North Carolina

Meet Interstate 785, North Carolina's newest Interstate Highway. Although designated in 2013, it has only recently been signed at the I-40/85/785 interchange on the east side of Greensboro.

I-785 is supposed to run from Greensboro to Danville, Virginia, across US 29. It is also concurrent with I-840 (the Greensboro Urban Loop) which is presently under construction between US 70 and US 29 on the northeast side of Greensboro.


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Old December 16th, 2016, 12:56 AM   #11884
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They have still to sign I-42, I-87 and I-587, though
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Old December 16th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #11885
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They have still to sign I-42, I-87 and I-587, though
True, and who knows how long that will take...

785 has been approved for signage since 2013, and, well, here we are now!
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Old December 16th, 2016, 08:04 PM   #11886
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What about Interstate 285? Evidently they installed 'Future 285' signs in 2006.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 04:30 AM   #11887
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Sunset on the Southern Tier. I took this back in November along the I-86 in southern New York.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 08:39 AM   #11888
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Old December 18th, 2016, 10:53 PM   #11889
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Lewis and Clark Bridge

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The missing link of Interstate 265 (the Louisville outer beltway) opens to traffic today. It is an almost six mile (10 km) segment of freeway from US 42 in Kentucky to Indiana State Road 62, linking both segments of I-265 in Indiana and Kentucky.

Part of the new freeway is the East End Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge across the Ohio River. The bridge will be tolled, tolls start later this month on both I-265 and I-65 at Downtown Louisville, where a new bridge opened last year.

http://www.wlky.com/article/east-end...sunday/8512505
The 'East End Bridge' name has also been unveiled: the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

Lewis and Clark met in Louisville in 1803 just before the start of their famous expedition to the Pacific Northwest.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 02:57 PM   #11890
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Old December 21st, 2016, 08:51 PM   #11891
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Meet Interstate 785, North Carolina's newest Interstate Highway. Although designated in 2013, it has only recently been signed at the I-40/85/785 interchange on the east side of Greensboro.
Looks like Google has it labeled as I-840, or is that a different highway?
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Old December 21st, 2016, 09:12 PM   #11892
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I-840 and I-785 are supposed to run concurrent on the east side of Greensboro. They split northeast of Greensboro, where I-785 will follow the US 29 corridor and I-840 continues around Greensboro.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 09:04 PM   #11893
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Interstate 35E, Texas

The I-35E expansion project between Dallas and Denton, seen here across Lewisville Lake.



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Old December 24th, 2016, 01:59 AM   #11894
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Old December 25th, 2016, 10:33 AM   #11895
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Horseshoe Project updates are available. However, I cannot post the images because they appear to be too large for the forum's format. And I have no clue how to make the images smaller.
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Old December 25th, 2016, 10:34 AM   #11896
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What are the plans for the old right of way for 35 at Lake Lewisville?
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Old December 26th, 2016, 12:10 AM   #11897
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^ It looks to me like traffic has been diverted onto what will become the southbound lanes, so I'm guessing the former alignment will be removed and a new bridge will be built for a new set of northbound lanes.
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Old December 29th, 2016, 08:00 PM   #11898
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Highway travel from Dallas to Ada - video made by me.

I-35 - Dallas downtown, Irving(off-I35) , Denton, Gainesville, Ardmore and then state highway to Davis, Ada.

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Old December 30th, 2016, 08:28 PM   #11899
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I-81, West Virginia-Maryland

GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN ANNOUNCES START OF $105 MILLION I-81 CORRIDOR WIDENING IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

FASTLANE Grant Application Submitted for Future I-81 Phases

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Deputy Transportation Secretary James F. Ports, Jr., today announced the start of construction to widen I-81 (Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway). The $105 million project is the first phase of improvements to enhance safety and relieve traffic congestion along the heavily-traveled corridor. The governor also announced Maryland’s recent application for a federal FASTLANE construction grant to help fund the next phase of the project.

Working with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will widen I-81 between US 11 in West Virginia and MD 63/MD 68 (Lappans Road) in Williamsport, Washington County, and reconstruct the four bridges within the project limits.

I-81 is a critical link for West Virginia and Western Maryland and serves a significant freight and commercial corridor. During the last two decades the traffic volume has doubled to 63,400 vehicles a day – with 28 percent truck traffic using the corridor. By 2035, I-81 traffic volumes are projected to increase to 91,850 vehicles.

Once complete in summer 2020, the five-mile segment of I-81, including the bridges over the Potomac River and at Lappans Road, will have a total of six travel lanes.

Maryland also is making progress on the next phases of the I-81 corridor. Governor Hogan also allocated $5 million for design and engineering for 2.5 miles of the I-81 corridor between MD 63/MD 68 and I-70.
Full press release: http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/News/Re...NE_Application

Very good. I've read comments in the past how I-81 seemed to be forgotten in Maryland state politics as it travels only some 11 miles through the state, but is a busy interstate trucking corridor.

The Potomac Bridge doesn't look so hot:
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Old December 31st, 2016, 06:35 PM   #11900
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Video of I-66 approaching the Washington Beltway:

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