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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #1501
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I heard some of a North American Super Highway that would start in Mexico extend through America, and go into Canada. Does anyone know anything about this?
Surely you're referring to I-69, which would extend the existing route in Indiana and Michigan to the Texas-Mexico border via Evansville, Memphis, Shreveport and Houston. There are plenty of sites about it, but http://www.i69info.com/ is a good place to start.

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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #1502
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What's the difference between "a superhighway" and "an interstate" ?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #1503
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don't they already have one from Alaska to Brazil called the Pan-American highway?
Most of the Pan-Am is little more than a regular paved road. Parts are very good in Mexico, Costa Rica and several other countries, but other parts are really in rather poor condition. Most could harly be called a highway by the usual use of the word.

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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #1504
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What's the difference between "a superhighway" and "an interstate" ?
The amount of distance and/or lanes. Superhighways I have read about generally have at least 6 lanes on each side. One proposed for Florida has 8 lanes on each side.

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Old January 13th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #1505
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Why not use ro-ro trains instead of trucks on wide motorways?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #1506
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check out these pics from the I-80 from Vallejo to Davis, between San Francisco and Sacramento. What a dump this freeway is.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #1507
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check out these pics from the I-80 from Vallejo to Davis, between San Francisco and Sacramento. What a dump this freeway is.
That's not a very pretty stretch. Indeed, California continues to amaze me at just how sloppy they are on the Interstates they have there.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #1508
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check out these pics from the I-80 from Vallejo to Davis, between San Francisco and Sacramento. What a dump this freeway is.
I love California's highway signage. They were pretty much the pioneer of the highway signage we currently use in the United States.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 02:05 AM   #1509
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That's the worst part, IMO. They are very cheap about signage in California and don't replace them until they are the verge of falling apartt, even if there's been a major change in route info. You can see that in the off-center and cluttered signs.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #1510
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I can see why they think this would be a good idea..




Is this an accurate representation of freight traffic in the US? It looks very centralised, almost like Texas is a heart with arteries spreading out from it.. Or is it a "Texas-centered" view of things?
Looks like a map showing where loads originating/terminating in Texas go.
BTW, the busiest freight/truck/lorry road that I know of is I-80/94 (Borman/Kingery Expressway) between I-65 and IL 394 in Illinois and Indiana.

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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:49 AM   #1511
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I'm pretty sure you're talking about the North American Union conspiracy crap, right?
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #1512
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I think Coneslammer is right, and I believe there was a thread here already about this. It is basically a fancy name for the Trans-Texas corridor, and will indeed have both a freeway and a rail corridor. The origin of the name is that I think it will be somehow connected (perhaps to other Interstates) to provide uninterrupted travel from Canada all the way to Mexico, but I don't know anything about this.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #1513
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Looks like a map showing where loads originating/terminating in Texas go.
BTW, the busiest freight/truck/lorry road that I know of is I-80/94 (Borman/Kingery Expressway) between I-65 and IL 394 in Illinois and Indiana.

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I was more thinking of the 710 / 605 in Los Angeles.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #1514
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That's what they told on CNN this morning. Colorado could eventually even recieve over 13 feet of snow.
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Yea, over 4 meters of it!

This kind of snow is what the Sierra Nevada range is famous for (see: the Donner party)
So we have an European talking in imperial units, and American, talking in metric units.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #1515
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I was more thinking of the 710 / 605 in Los Angeles.
Well, that part of I-80/94 is now eight lanes wide and between a third and half of all of its vehicles are big-rigs. It's the major east-west highway choke-point in the northern USA (yes, it desperately needs bypassing and redundancy).

See:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...1000&encType=1
for a typical aerial view of this highway at interchange 6 (Burr St) in Gary, IN (that's the TA truck stop in the NW quadrant of this interchange)

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Old January 14th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #1516
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Oh, that's bad. Must be a very uncomfortable ride.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #1517
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Though the AADT is not extremely high on the I-80 south of Chicago in Illinois and Indiana.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #1518
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I can see why they think this would be a good idea..




Is this an accurate representation of freight traffic in the US? It looks very centralised, almost like Texas is a heart with arteries spreading out from it.. Or is it a "Texas-centered" view of things?
Yeah right. That looks like a redneck Texas' boosters wet dream.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #1519
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Oh, that's bad. Must be a very uncomfortable ride.
you're tellin me
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Old January 15th, 2008, 06:32 AM   #1520
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I love California's highway signage. They were pretty much the pioneer of the highway signage we currently use in the United States.
And look where the North American signage ended up Apart from jokes, Californian highway signage is so far the worst on the entire West Coast. Several years ago California did not even have exit numbers, and still it doesn't have clear visible mile markers on motorways. Washington signage is better if you ask me.
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