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Old February 2nd, 2017, 11:21 PM   #11941
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 04:19 PM   #11942
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I-64 / I-264 Norfolk, Virginia

The I-64 / 264 interchange near Norfolk, Virginia.


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I-64/I-264 Ramp Improvements by Virginia Department of Transportation, on Flickr
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 09:02 PM   #11943
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Interstate 35E, Texas

A set of collector lanes open to traffic this weekend on I-35E north of Dallas. They are located on southbound I-35E between the frontage road and main lanes, which means traffic from the Sam Rayburn Tollway to the President George Bush Turnpike doesn't have to merge onto I-35E anymore.

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Old February 4th, 2017, 12:00 AM   #11944
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I like the IH-35Express....clever.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:37 AM   #11945
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The DFW Connector successfully improved traffic flow of two overlapping freeways - SH 114 and SH 121.

The $1.1B project added managed lanes, main lanes, service roads, new fly-over bridges and Texas U-turns.

Its widest point, at Minters Chapel Rd, contains 24 lanes.

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Old February 4th, 2017, 08:28 AM   #11946
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are the 24 lanes actual freeway lanes (and not merge lanes)? If so, it may have surpassed the 401 as the widest globally. Katy freeway has claimed it for a while, but 6 of its 22 lanes are frontage roads which aren't really part of the freeway. The 401 has 18 full freeway lanes.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #11947
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The claim that the Katy Freeway is the worlds widest freeway has always really annoyed me for that reason. Traffic signal controlled frontage roads with driveway access really shouldn't be considered freeway lanes.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 02:04 PM   #11948
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The Belgian Greens attempted to show how a 29 lane freeway is planned in Antwerp

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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:16 PM   #11949
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Some views traveling northerly along I-79 in rural West Virginia:


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Old February 4th, 2017, 10:48 PM   #11950
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That DFW freeway makes many others in the US look like they come from 3rd world countries.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 11:28 PM   #11951
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I-80, Nebraska

A 1 hour straight stretch of Interstate Highway: I-80 between Grand Island and Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 05:06 AM   #11952
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are the 24 lanes actual freeway lanes (and not merge lanes)? If so, it may have surpassed the 401 as the widest globally. Katy freeway has claimed it for a while, but 6 of its 22 lanes are frontage roads which aren't really part of the freeway. The 401 has 18 full freeway lanes.
401 would still remain the busiest highway in the world though.
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Old February 5th, 2017, 05:55 AM   #11953
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[QUOTE=ChrisZwolle;138159296]A 1 hour straight stretch of Interstate Highway: I-80 between Grand Island and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Look at how straight all of the roads are. I bet the perspective from eye level is dizzily expansive.
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Old February 5th, 2017, 05:26 PM   #11954
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I-278 Goethals Bridge, New York

The Goethals Bridge replacement project.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:09 PM   #11955
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A 1 hour straight stretch of Interstate Highway: I-80 between Grand Island and Lincoln, Nebraska.
And I thought the various 10+ mile straights I measured were long. That one is a whooping 126 km long .
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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:21 PM   #11956
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The Goethals Bridge replacement project.

It's good to see some real highway projects being undertaken in the New York Region. A lot of their highway network is in shockingly poor condition.

To their credit, the roads are so busy, they are almost impossible to maintain, but still...
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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:54 PM   #11957
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yup. The infrastructure around New York is all so old it is almost shocking.. everything in that city seems to be at minimum half a century old. And it shows. Good to see some new bridge projects like this. There is a ton of infrastructure spending going on in the NYC metro right now, but it is also such an incredibly expensive environment to build in..

Also, that looks like its going to be a 6 lane bridge with proper shoulders replacing the 4 lane no shoulders existing structure, right?
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Old February 5th, 2017, 07:10 PM   #11958
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North Dakota Highway 46 is often claimed to be the longest straight road in the U.S. at 121 miles (194 km). However it does have several minor curves where it crosses valleys.
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Old February 6th, 2017, 04:39 PM   #11959
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I only accept claims for straight roads if the follow a great circle (which many of these US ordinance system grids don't), meaning the road is the shortest (geodesical) distance between two points on the earth's surface (different than a straight line in a map)
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I-5, Seattle

I-5 in Seattle in the 1970s. Wow the skyline has changed!

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