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Old March 22nd, 2017, 08:16 AM   #12081
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You should do that with Cities Skylines
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 01:02 PM   #12082
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SC4 still allows tremendous customization and even now, 14 years after its release, is a more realistic looking game than the cartoony C:S.

It requires a lot more work and modding to make a good looking SC4 interchange (and by extension a city), but in the end it really looks fantastic. Not crapping on C:S though, it did a fantastic job and took the helm of the genre after the disaster that was Simcity 2013.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 12:47 AM   #12083
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Someone already made the Carolina Bay Parkway double trumpet on Cities: Skylines:







Doesn't look that cartoony to me

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...=carolina+bays
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 10:55 AM   #12084
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That is heavily modded as well.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 02:39 PM   #12085
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Video of Interstate 99 in New York State into Pennslyvania:

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Old March 23rd, 2017, 09:07 PM   #12086
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Great video as always.

Is there a reason why the US-15 in Pennsylvania is yet to be designated as I-99? Does it need to be approved by the FHWA?
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 10:21 PM   #12087
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not up to standards for parts of it.

And I think PA want to designate the whole lot in one go and decommission US15 north of I-80 at the same time.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 01:24 AM   #12088
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not up to standards for parts of it.

And I think PA want to designate the whole lot in one go and decommission US15 north of I-80 at the same time.
I drove US-220 for the first time between I-80 and Williamsport last fall (not at the same time that this video was taken), and I was surprised at how far from interstate standard it is. It doesn't seem like I-99 is going to be extended between New York and I-80 anytime soon.

US-15 between Williamsport and New York is definitely already up to interstate standard though.
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Old March 25th, 2017, 07:32 PM   #12089
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Some photos of I-85 through Atlanta:

Two views looking southerly from 17th St NW:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/GA/I/75/...ep16_24x16.jpg


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Views looking first south and then north from Peachtree Street

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Old March 26th, 2017, 06:04 AM   #12090
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Video of Interstate 99 in New York State into Pennslyvania:

Nice! I drive this route a few times a year on my way to Buffalo.

It used to take my dad up to 9 hours from drive from Wilmington to Buffalo, or vice versa, back in the 1980s when US Route 15 between Williamsport to Painted Post was two lanes, and especially when NY Route 17 & I-390 didn't exist and NY 415 was needed. (It was 9 hours with little kids like myself.) Now it takes 7.5 hours with kids, and I can get to Buffalo in 6 hours depending on when I leave. It's amazing how much time was shaved off with these expressways.
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Old March 26th, 2017, 03:09 PM   #12091
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Nice! I drive this route a few times a year on my way to Buffalo.

It used to take my dad up to 9 hours from drive from Wilmington to Buffalo, or vice versa, back in the 1980s when US Route 15 between Williamsport to Painted Post was two lanes, and especially when NY Route 17 & I-390 didn't exist and NY 415 was needed. (It was 9 hours with little kids like myself.) Now it takes 7.5 hours with kids, and I can get to Buffalo in 6 hours depending on when I leave. It's amazing how much time was shaved off with these expressways.
It's always seemed surprising to me that during the start of the interstate era in the 1950s there was never an interstate connection leading directly southerly from Buffalo. In the 1950s, Buffalo was a much more prominent city than it is to day, coupled with the fact that it serves a major international border crossing. The connections the south accessible from the Thruway aren't bad... but it's still always seemed like a major gap in the interstate network.
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Old March 26th, 2017, 09:30 PM   #12092
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It's always seemed surprising to me that during the start of the interstate era in the 1950s there was never an interstate connection leading directly southerly from Buffalo. In the 1950s, Buffalo was a much more prominent city than it is to day, coupled with the fact that it serves a major international border crossing. The connections the south accessible from the Thruway aren't bad... but it's still always seemed like a major gap in the interstate network.
The idea of a southern expressway is still being pushed; a 4 mile extension happened almost 10 years ago from the stub left in the 1970s.

Since then, mudslides, Seneca Nation claims, and costs have made the idea fade into relative obscurity. I would love to see this project move forward.

Another pipe dream of a project I'd like to see happen is a Buffalo outer loop, that would run in the vicinity of Pavement Road in Lancaster down to Elma and up to Clarence, Amherst and Wheatfield. This would allow traffic relief in the eastern suburbs to dissipate better, and allow Canadian traffic to head to Lewiston without using I-290.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 01:49 AM   #12093
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It's always seemed surprising to me that during the start of the interstate era in the 1950s there was never an interstate connection leading directly southerly from Buffalo. In the 1950s, Buffalo was a much more prominent city than it is to day, coupled with the fact that it serves a major international border crossing. The connections the south accessible from the Thruway aren't bad... but it's still always seemed like a major gap in the interstate network.
Yeah, the Toronto-New York connection frankly sucks especially considering their importance, whereas Toronto-Detroit/Chicago, Vancouver-Seattle and Montreal-New York are excellent...

The US 219 freeway extension is nice. I drove it a few years ago with a new GPS receiver and it started freaking out, saying to take U-turns, as the little car flew over rivers and forests But its only but a few moments of bliss before you end up in windy, no-passing zone land for hours...
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Old March 28th, 2017, 02:08 AM   #12094
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Toronto - eastern seaboard, other than Boston, is pretty poor. A more direct connection to NYC would cut travel times to the entire Eastern US - Washington, Philly, etc.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 02:21 AM   #12095
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Toronto - eastern seaboard, other than Boston, is pretty poor. A more direct connection to NYC would cut travel times to the entire Eastern US - Washington, Philly, etc.
IMO to fulfill this, a link between NY 400 and I-390 is needed, preferably starting west of the overpass at W Blood Road and heading east to Mount Morris, where it would join at I-390 just SE of the village, OR southeast and intersecting in Byersville near Coffee Hill Road. From there it would continue along a completed I-86/NY-17 to Woodbury.

There aren't any concrete plans on the table for anything like this (expect I-86 conversion that's a bit stalled), but the idea I came up with above has been discussed by officials before.

What could an interstate designation of such a highway be?
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IMO to fulfill this, a link between NY 400 and I-390 is needed, preferably starting west of the overpass at W Blood Road and heading east to Mount Morris, where it would join at I-390 just SE of the village, OR southeast and intersecting in Byersville near Coffee Hill Road. From there it would continue along a completed I-86/NY-17 to Woodbury.

There aren't any concrete plans on the table for anything like this (expect I-86 conversion that's a bit stalled), but the idea I came up with above has been discussed by officials before.

What could an interstate designation of such a highway be?
Designate it at I-99, and leave I-390 as is north of the I-99 split.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 06:07 AM   #12097
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Yeah, the Toronto-New York connection frankly sucks especially considering their importance, whereas Toronto-Detroit/Chicago, Vancouver-Seattle and Montreal-New York are excellent...

The US 219 freeway extension is nice. I drove it a few years ago with a new GPS receiver and it started freaking out, saying to take U-turns, as the little car flew over rivers and forests But its only but a few moments of bliss before you end up in windy, no-passing zone land for hours...
Toronto to New York City via QEW>Highway 405>I-190>I-290>I-90>I-390>I-86/NY 17>I-87>I-287 is pretty direct. You can't get much more direct for a lot of that route.
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The I-90 - I-390 part is the only weak link.

Plus I find I-86/17s 55mph speed limit fairly painful. 55mph speed limits are a pain in general.
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Route 63 through Batavia is not a bad alternate to cut the corner off of the highway mileage between I-90 and I-390, but I agree it would be nicer it was a full freeway.

I tend to shunpike and avoid the NYS Thruway whenever I am in western New York. The last time I went down towards Baltimore, I used Route 400 South from Buffalo, and then a combination of Routes 98, 243 and 19 to pick up I-86. It's obviously not an all freeway routing, but aside from a couple of traffic signals along Route 39, it's a pretty low traffic route. Plus, New York has a lot of really scenic little small towns.
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The I-90 - I-390 part is the only weak link.

Plus I find I-86/17s 55mph speed limit fairly painful. 55mph speed limits are a pain in general.
Actually, 55 mph is the most economical speed to drive.
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