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Old August 12th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #381
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Seriously how is there so much money for freeways in the US?
By neglecting your current ones.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 08:28 AM   #382
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Seriously how is there so much money for freeways in the US?
trust me, there isnt!!
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Old August 14th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #383
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San Diego's I-8/I-805 interchange...



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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #384
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Funny. All these pictures of expressways that appear much finer than Quebec's, but still nothing but sheer ugliness to look at, no matter how exotic-looking the American locations seem -- blech.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 06:59 AM   #385
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Funny. All these pictures of expressways that appear much finer than Quebec's, but still nothing but sheer ugliness to look at, no matter how exotic-looking the American locations seem -- blech.
You're not in a position to talk, man.

At least, it's better looking than those in Quebec...
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:20 AM   #386
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Coming in a few years to Miami (SR836/Dolphin at SR826/Palmetto). Finally, we'll have a Texas-sized stack to brag about. It's about time... the current interchange is so dysfunctional, it doesn't even have a proper ramp from northbound 826 to westbound 836 (I think there's an extra-toasty spot in Hell reserved for the idiot(s) who came up with that bright idea...)

got that right..thats a TEXAS sized interchange
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Old August 15th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #387
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Fortunately, the Netherlands also has a couple of large Highway interchanges.
Away with the false idea that Europe has small highways!

First (probably the largest and busiest); the 'Knooppunt Ridderkerk' ('Town of Ridderkerk Interchange') located on the southeast edge of Rotterdam between the suburbs of Ridderkerk and Barendrecht. Approximately 250.000 - 300.000 vehicles pass every day.
The Highway north is the A16 to Rotterdam Centre via Brienenoordbridge and Rotterdam North. West is Rotterdam South and the Port of Rotterdam (Europoort) (A15). East is Nijmegen and further Germany (A15) and south is Dordrecht and Antwerp (A16). The A16 and this interchange are one of the busiest Highways in Europe and the the interchange is 17 lanes wide (the centerpiece). The A16 ends at Paris, France.


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Second; the 'Knooppunt Prins Clausplein' ('Prince Claus Interchange') located south of The Hague. This Interchange is half as long (from east to west) as The Hague itself! Unfortunately I could'nt find how many vehicles pass here, but my estimate would be 200.000 - 250.000 per day.
To the northwest is The Hague Centre (A12), to the northeast is Amsterdam (A4), to the east is Utrecht (A12) and further Germany. To the south and southwest are Rotterdam and it's port. (A13 and A4). The 'hart' of this combined interchange is 16 lanes wide.



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Old August 15th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #388
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Intensities:
IC Ridderkerk-Noord
A38 Bolnes - Ridderkerk 37.000
A16 Rotterdam-Feijenoord - Ridderkerk 227.000
A16 Ridderkerk - Ridderkerk-Zuid 224.000
A15 Rotterdam-Lombardijen - Ridderkerk 129.000

IC Ridderkerk-Zuid
A15 Ridderkerk-Zuid - Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht 89.000
A16 Ridderkerk-Noord - Ridderkerk-Zuid 224.000
A16 Ridderkerk-Zuid - Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht 151.000

IC Prins Clausplein
A12 Voorburg - Prins Clausplein 146.000
A12 Prins Clausplein - Nootdorp 146.000
A4 Leidschendam - Prins Clausplein 132.000
A4 Prins Clausplein - Ypenburg 206.000

IC Oudenrijn
A12 De Meern - Oudenrijn 175.000
A12 Oudenrijn - Nieuwegein 210.000
A2 Utrecht-Centrum - Oudenrijn 173.000
A2 Oudenrijn - Nieuwegein 132.000

So i guess Interchange Oudenrijn is, by far, the busiest.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #389
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You're not in a position to talk, man.

At least, it's better looking than those in Quebec...
I must be in more of such a position than you yourself, considering you (simply) reiterate my remarks/comments . . .

D'accord mon ami(e)?
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Old August 15th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #390
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So i guess Interchange Oudenrijn is, by far, the busiest.
First; I said probably one of the busiest, second, the difference is less than 80.000 vehicles if you only compete Ouderijn vs Ridderkerk Noord. Not that much.
Second; On the roadmap and according to traffic signs, Ridderkerk North (Noord) and South (Zuid) are one interchange, so Ridderkerk is the busiest. Only in traffic reports the terms of north and south are mentioned because of it's size (in the Netherlands, people quikly find something big )

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Old August 17th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #391
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There’s a big one outside of O’Hare in Chicago
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Old August 17th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #392
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RKC, it's funny you post the Birmingham Spaghetti Junction because that was where Atlanta got the nickname for their Spaghetti Junction(it opened in 1984 and took 4 years to be built. Believe it or not it used to be a simple cloverleaf interchange between the 2 interstates.

Here's the main interchange in Birmingham, Alabama that connects I-65 with I-20/59(the 2 interstates overlap from Birmingham down south to Meridian, Mississippi): http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Birmin...0084&z=16&om=1

We call it Malfunction Junction and it's well known for the sheer number of accidents and truck fires that melt bridges on the intersection. I should mention it's the single most busy interchange in the state of Alabama.

He meant the spaghetti junction in Birmingham in the UK (not Alabama). It's an early one, built from 1968-72



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Old August 17th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #393
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throw stones on me this is are our biggest 2´(but look interesting!)

urban pop. < 100.000






if interchange means "two big autobahns getting one" -> this happens just in Vienna .... the things i have above is "entry / exits" of autobahns
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Old August 17th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #394
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He meant the spaghetti junction in Birmingham in the UK (not Alabama). It's an early one, built from 1968-72



I know he meant the UK one, that was the original Spaghetti Junction. I just wanted to show the main interchange in Birmingham, Alabama because that was the original Malfunction Junction. That Interchange was built in the Mid to Late 1960s.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #395
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US interchanges is the largest no doubt about it.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 01:40 PM   #396
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the Spaghetti Junction in UK is just like car park i go through it atleast once week its horrible.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:22 AM   #397
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I believe the El Toro Y is still the widest, especially with the conflux of truck, carpool, freeway, and express lanes. It is amazing to see how wide that freeway really is.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #398
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ten years ago, i heard LA has 24 lanes expressway to the airport.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #399
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I would have to say the widest arterial (by lanes) I have ever seen is Las Vegas Blvd, counting 4-5 lanes in each direction plus three left turn lanes.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #400
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In Buenos Aires, 9 lanes in one direction without barrier:

http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&...&t=h&z=18&om=1
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