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Old November 14th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #1261
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Not really, it is mainly to serve local traffic. There were plans to further extend I-355 to the southeast and east and its I-80 interchange was laid out to allow for it, but its proposed routing has been heavily developed over and any additional extension in such a manner is unlikely to happen within my lifetime.
A small followup on this one, the Village of New Lonox, IL DOES have a plan for a potential I-355 southeast extension, it would diverge from I-80 just west of its broad 'S' curve west of I-355.

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for that part of New Lonox's comp. plan.

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Old November 14th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #1262
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Old November 15th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #1263
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This is a 30 km or so long section of (future) I-22 northwest of Birmingham, AL, with a dedication ceremony to be held in the afternoon of Wednesday, 2007-11-14.

http://www.al.com/newsflash/regional...st=alabamanews



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Hehe, thanks for the updates! Corridor X (10, I guess)? What kind of corridors are that? I didn't know you guys had them too. I live 5 km from its European counterpart. xD
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Old November 15th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #1264
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OTOH, since it opened, I have looked upon I-39 as an 'outer-outer bypass' of Chicagoland. There is a freeway/tollway planned for west of the Fox River ('Prairie Parkway'), but it faces an uncertain future. One was planned to run north-south east of the Fox River, but it was never built and its planned ROW has since been completely developed over. Hopelessly overcongested IL 59 was the result of that non-project.


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The Prairie Parkway was a pork project that former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert got funding for in the 2005 Federal Highway Bill. Chicago has I-294, I-355 and I-39 that serve as north-south beltways, so another route is not needed.

As far as I-69, the state of Indiana is going to start building a 2-mile portion from I-64 north in 2008. The state has allocated $700 million for construction of the interstate from Evansville to Crane Naval Warfare Center. The rest of the route is unfunded at this time.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 04:19 AM   #1265
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Hehe, thanks for the updates! Corridor X (10, I guess)? What kind of corridors are that? I didn't know you guys had them too. I live 5 km from its European counterpart. xD
It's a name we give as a part of the Appalachian Regional Commission(ARC) Development Corridors.

When completed, some of the corridors will be signed as Interstates and some will not be.

http://www.aaroads.com/arc/index.html

Corridor X will be I-22 when it has its connections between 2 interstates completed(I-69 in Memphis and I-65 in Birmingham). Until then, it'll just be signed as US 78 and "Future" I-22.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #1266
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^ Oh, so the X is actually the letter, not number 10. Interesting, Appalachian corridors.

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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #1267
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I-22? Wow, this is out of the blue...nice!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #1268
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They're thinking of making US Route 113 an expressway from Milford south to the Maryland state line here in Delaware. Right now, it is a four lane, divided, higher-speed, surface highway (huge median) with few interchanges and even less traffic lights.

If this is approved and gets built, many people think that Delaware Route 1 will be turned into an expressway from where the expressway ends at Dover Air Force Base south to Milford. This would provide an expressway from the northern end of the state to the southern end of the state.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 05:15 AM   #1269
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1994 Los Angeles Earthquake



What happened to these broken stack interchanges in LA?
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Old November 19th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #1270
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They were repaired rather quickly.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 12:15 AM   #1271
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Yeah. The repairs was so quick that everyone forgot about the Northridge Earthquake years later.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 03:12 AM   #1272
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When I visited the U.S. I was extremely amazed by the great motorways in the U.S. The extensiveness of them was a true wonder. Some of my favourites were Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio. Some of the worse I noticed were Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #1273
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When I visited the U.S. I was extremely amazed by the great motorways in the U.S. The extensiveness of them was a true wonder. Some of my favourites were Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio. Some of the worse I noticed were Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York.
A lot of the freeways in Pennsylvania and New York were built in the 1940s and 1950s, so they are pretty old.

The freeways in Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida are all new or have been extensively rebuilt in the past few years (as is the case in Georgia).
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Old December 1st, 2007, 05:23 AM   #1274
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New section of interstate opens Friday, 2007-11-30

A 10 km long section of I-74 opened on Friday, 2007-11-30, in the area of Maxton, NC.

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https://apps.dot.state.nc.us/pio/rel...ls.aspx?r=1448



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Old December 1st, 2007, 12:43 PM   #1275
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Nice, that is just southwest of Fayetteville, and will eventually connect Charlotte with the I-95.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 07:08 PM   #1276
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Guys, pictures from some freeways construction please. Someone posted links to loops constructions in Las Vegas and Phoeanix.
Then there were infos about opening some short freeways here and there.
That's it???
Are there any longer freeways under construction anywhere?

Noone is interested in constructions? Noone takes pictures to post them online?
In Poland when there is any construction, some crazy (in positive way) guys post pictures almost daily.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 07:41 PM   #1277
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Yeah Poland is pretty active. In fact i think there isn't any infrastructure subforum on SSC that's so active.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 08:09 PM   #1278
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Well, this is probably due to the fact that the motorway system in the US is very mature at this point. Poland, on the other hand, is in the process of extensively expanding its road infrastructure.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 08:13 AM   #1279
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North Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles, taken 11-18-2007. Most people might not find the flat stretch beautiful but I thought it was.

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Almost out of the mountians:
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Speed Limit 70, flat land for the next couple hundred miles (more or less):
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 08:53 AM   #1280
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When I lived in Sacramento, I made four round-trips to Los Angeles on I-5 and found the road rather boring and monotonous. Even Nevada's stretch of I-80 with its endless desert did not seem as boring as the Central California's I-5.
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