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Old March 12th, 2017, 10:44 PM   #12061
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The US has more freeway mileage and complex interchanges than the EU, yet the US only has two threads covering it, compared to twenty-odd for the various EU countries. A separate thread for Texas would be a start, maybe also one for each region - Northeast, Midwest, West, South-except-Texas
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Old March 13th, 2017, 02:53 AM   #12062
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Same can be said about China, +twice the population of Europe and 3 times the population of the US
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Old March 13th, 2017, 02:59 AM   #12063
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Same can be said about China, +twice the population of Europe and 3 times the population of the US
Yes but we don't have many users from china posting in the highways section and the China thread doesn't get as many updates. I agree we should have more US regional highway threads
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Old March 13th, 2017, 07:54 AM   #12064
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Alright. Being very serious here. All in favor of dividing the USA Interstates thread by region or state say yes or no.
I will make a new thread for Texas freeway projects if everyone is in favor of this.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 08:12 AM   #12065
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I don't think a thread just for Texas will be allowed. There used to be a thread just for Ontario, and it was merged or created into the Canadian highways thread. The precedence is that it's divided by country, and types of roads are the subdivisions if needed.

Anyone who wants to talk about Texas highways only should go to this thread here.

If there is demand for further dividing, something that may work out better is splitting the Non-Interstate thread into a Non-Interstate Expressway thread, and then a Surface Road thread.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 08:18 AM   #12066
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Too late.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post138872783

Let's see if this lasts. If not, we will still be posting Texas updates here, nonetheless.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 10:06 PM   #12067
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Alright. Being very serious here. All in favor of dividing the USA Interstates thread by region or state say yes or no.
I will make a new thread for Texas freeway projects if everyone is in favor of this.
How long did your vote last? xzmattzx posted that it's not allowed like 20 minutes after your vote post!
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Old March 13th, 2017, 10:13 PM   #12068
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I'm not a fan of regional threads. Texas obviously has a large volume of projects, but other regions / states not as much, so they can quickly bleed out and become inactive or are only occasionally resurrected. The two U.S. threads are almost always on the first page due to their frequent activity.

Also the Highways & Autobahns forums are highly international with people from all over the world, so they may not be as interested in intricate detail, notice how some people post loads of photos of earthworks, which is not particularly interesting for the international audience.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 11:38 PM   #12069
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The flipside of 'US threads always on the front page' is that it's almost impossible to find any content that you found interesting, as it will be buried under an avalanche of Texan construction updates. So I think it's worth giving the new thread a chance.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 01:41 AM   #12070
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The US has more freeway mileage (...) than the EU)
Errr, can you provide a source for that? Because it sounds just plain wrong.

Edit: Nvm, in terms of total length, it's true. I was thinking about mileage per area for some reason.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 11:26 PM   #12071
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Nice overpass in Detroit. I-94 and Telegraph Road (US 24).

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Old March 14th, 2017, 11:56 PM   #12072
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Nice overpass in Detroit. I-94 and Telegraph Road (US 24).

This overpass was constructed just before Detroit hosted the super bowl at Ford Field. The architectural elements that link the arches over the carriageways were deliberately designed to look like footballs so the project would serve as a legacy for Super Bowl XL.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 05:10 AM   #12073
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I had no idea it was designed to look like a football until now!

The old interchange there was nuts. It's a large SPUI now.

Telegraph road also has other nice aesthetic features along the road paying homage to Detroit's history.

The blue supports are a nice reference to tell me I'm almost to the airport.

Contrary to the stigma of US airports, Detroit's airport is pretty nice. Denver's is nice too.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 07:29 AM   #12074
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I-35W Fort Worth construction update for February 2017:





































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Old March 20th, 2017, 07:09 PM   #12075
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The old interchange there was nuts. It's a large SPUI now.
Indeed it was. What a mess.

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Old March 20th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #12076
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The old interchange may have been impractical with those offside entries/exits but it was still beautiful! And rare - I think the only current US interchange in this 'double trumpet' design is on the Carolina Bays Parkway. In fact, worldwide there may only be three, the others being in Gothenburg and Astana.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 11:01 PM   #12077
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When I was a kid, I remember getting a good map of Detroit (this was before the days of google maps) and being amazed at the old interchange. I thought it was a perfect interchange.
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There used to be two of those interchanges along the western ring road of Puebla, Mexico, but they have been converted into regular interchanges in 2015.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 12:52 AM   #12079
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Thanks for that. Looks like there were actually three, with the northern pair only rebuilt as double trumpets around 2006.

All were then upgraded simultaneously to stacked roundabouts, which is grist for my mill.

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Old March 21st, 2017, 05:24 PM   #12080
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A while back I made an interchange in SimCity 4 based on the Carolina Bays Parkway / US 501 interchange. Check it out if interested:

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