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Old August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #12281
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2054?!! No way... Why on earth would it take 30 years to build 80km of highway?
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Old August 16th, 2017, 02:10 PM   #12282
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I'd say the completion date is more likely February 30 .
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Old August 16th, 2017, 07:31 PM   #12283
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fact this first project was in 1963 plan 50 miles Highway
Development hell too longest time did not start anything
If you find unused road they seen today because stop work left behind
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Old August 18th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #12284
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Interstate 75, Detroit

I-75 is closed to all southbound traffic for almost two years while they rebuild the entire freeway - including bridges - on an 8 mile stretch south of Detroit.

The closure started in February 2017 and will last through 2018. The entire freeway is being rebuilt in two stages, in 2017 the southbound lanes and bridge are demolished and rebuild. In 2018, northbound traffic switches over and the northbound lanes and bridges are demolished and rebuild.

So southbound traffic is being detoured long-term while northbound traffic remains possible at all times.

This approach considerably shortens the construction time and reduces cost. It may also reduce congestion as traffic disperses across the road network. I-75 is not highly saturated with 85,000 - 100,000 vehicles per day on six lanes and the arterial road network is pretty capacious.

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Old August 19th, 2017, 11:13 PM   #12285
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Detroit can do that because of the extensive freeway network. This would cause utter chaos in Atlanta. Basically what happened with the 85 bridge collapse.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 11:17 PM   #12286
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South Dakota

Metric along I-29 in South Dakota:



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Old August 20th, 2017, 05:38 AM   #12287
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Must be near the border, I'm guessing.
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It's near Sioux City in the far southeast of South Dakota, which is over 450 miles from the Canadian border.
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Old August 20th, 2017, 11:17 AM   #12289
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Metric along I-29 in South Dakota:
Only there and on I-19 in Arizona?
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Old August 20th, 2017, 08:57 PM   #12290
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It's near Sioux City in the far southeast of South Dakota, which is over 450 miles from the Canadian border.
My eyes read "South," my mind interpreted it as "North."
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Old August 21st, 2017, 02:31 AM   #12291
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^ There is a smattering of metric units in many areas of the United States. There are numerous distance signs in California that list distances in both miles and kilometers. New Hampshire also typically signs their freeway interchanges in both imperial and metric units.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 10:25 PM   #12292
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Total eclipse of the Interstate

Massive traffic congestion in the path of the eclipse across the United States.


Eclipse Traffic by European Roads, on Flickr


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Old August 21st, 2017, 11:03 PM   #12293
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That's a pretty crazy set of pictures there. Luckily for me, I'll be able to catch the entire thing from my backyard in 7 years. It passes over Buffalo.

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Old August 21st, 2017, 11:19 PM   #12294
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Massive traffic congestion in the path of the eclipse across the United States.


Eclipse Traffic by European Roads, on Flickr
Wow, according to Google Maps that is a massive 5 hours of delay over roughly 130km/80 miles

There's this 3 hour traffic jam near Idaho Falls as well
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 11:47 AM   #12295
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You could just have watched the Eclipse by the side of the road then
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 04:42 PM   #12296
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You could just have watched the Eclipse by the side of the road then
Very illegal and very unsafe. It's really stupid to block the shoulders for emergency vehicles (and I did see a good few ambulances having to use it while returning from Oregon).

Speaking of Oregon and the eclipse, it took 6 hours to go from Salem to Portland, thanks to Oregon DOT's lack of traffic management. No flaggers out on the onramps, barely any incident response crews to clear the many small collisions and accidents, and the VMS signs were turned off for the most part.

Total failure on their part. I'll be headed (and staying) to Dallas for the 2024 eclipse.
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 04:45 PM   #12297
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6 hours to cover those 50 miles? Wow.
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 06:30 PM   #12298
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Was totally worth it to get these shots (from Buena Vista, Oregon):


Total solar eclipse from Buena Vista, OR by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Buena Vista Park during totality by SounderBruce, on Flickr


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Old August 22nd, 2017, 06:34 PM   #12299
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A solar eclipse is amazing, I witnessed the 1999 eclipse in Germany. The photos and videos don't do it justice, it's not just a sight but an experience.
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 05:40 AM   #12300
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2054?!! No way... Why on earth would it take 30 years to build 80km of highway?
Damn. I wonder how long it'll take to build the 264 miles of I-49 between Texarkana, Ark and Ft. Smith, Ark? They haven't even started the project yet and its been a long process since it was first proposed in the late 80's.
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