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Old April 2nd, 2006, 01:54 AM   #41
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The widest street or highway in the world? In single lanes way, not combinated.

What do you mean by combinated? That's not even in the dictionary.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 07:28 AM   #42
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The avenue outside the Forbidden City (between Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square) in Beijing is really, really wide. And it's not even separated by a fence in the middle.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 11:05 AM   #43
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Dumlupınar Avenue-Antalya is the widest road of Mediterranean and Mid-East. It's 10 lanes and 100m wide. Sorry for the bad pic

BTW widest road in the world is in Brazil and it's wider than 200m
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 03:53 PM   #44
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What do you mean by combinated? That's not even in the dictionary.
I mean that for example this Toronto 20 lanes higway is divided: 5+5/5+5, so I wanna see 10 lanes in unique way. 10/10 or something like this. I hope you will understand me. Sorry for my poor english...
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 06:07 PM   #45
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As far as I know, the widest avenue in the world is in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 11:03 PM   #46
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that's right, it's 250 meters wide
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 02:24 PM   #47
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That Brasilian avenue has only 4 lanes, so it isn't interesting. I'm asking for the widest stret which has the most lanes in the world. Please post pics of the biggest cities streets with most lanes.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 04:46 PM   #48
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I don't know if this one is the widest in the world, neither could i find good pictures.

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El Toro Y

The El Toro "Y" is a freeway interchange in southern Orange County, California where the Santa Ana Freeway, Interstate 5, and the San Diego Freeway, Interstate 405 merge. South of that point, it retains the name "San Diego Freeway" but the highway designation "Interstate 5." The junction, located in southeastern Irvine, is named for the El Toro region, itself named after the nearby Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. (The base closed in 1999 and much of the area incorporated as the City of Lake Forest).

The "Y" is one of the busiest interchanges in the world; from 1975 to 2002, daily traffic surged from 102,000 to 356,000 vehicles a day.[1] By the early 1990s it had also become one of the most congested, its severe overcrowding fed by a housing boom in southern Orange County.

In November 1990, Orange County voters approved Measure M, a half-cent increase in the county sales tax to finance transportation improvements. In 1993, the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) began a massive expansion project, adding a new interchange at Bake Parkway, new collector/distributor lanes, and new carpool lanes and connectors. The $166-million project also vastly increased regular traffic lanes. After the project was completed in 1997, the El Toro Y stood as the widest roads in the world, at 26 traffic lanes wide.

The traffic delays at the interchange sparked the construction of several parallel bypass toll roads. The San Joaquin Hills Toll Road, designated California State Highway 73, opened in November 1996 and connects San Juan Capistrano and Costa Mesa. An extension to California State Highway 241, the Foothill Toll Road, is under development. It would bypass the El Toro Y to the east and connect to I-5 in northern San Diego County.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Toro_'Y'
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 08:39 PM   #49
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The under-construction I-10 Katy Freeway in Houston will be one of the widest freeways in the world upon completion, possibly busiest too. No renders though, but here is a schematic:

http://www.katyfreeway.org/images/schematics_pdf/70.pdf

That is 12 lanes on each side (24 altogether); 9 mainlanes and 3 frontage road lanes. The maximum (non-sustained) width is at the N. Post Oak intersection, with 15 lanes on each side.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 08:53 PM   #50
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I go to Houston alot and I can't wait for that project to be done. It's spectacular.
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The under-construction I-10 Katy Freeway in Houston will be one of the widest freeways in the world upon completion, possibly busiest too. No renders though, but here is a schematic:

http://www.katyfreeway.org/images/schematics_pdf/70.pdf

That is 12 lanes on each side (24 altogether); 9 mainlanes and 3 frontage road lanes. The maximum (non-sustained) width is at the N. Post Oak intersection, with 15 lanes on each side.
Thanks. It's great. So the widest is 9 lanes. 9/9
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Old April 4th, 2006, 12:23 AM   #52
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that's right, it's 250 meters wide
In Canberra, capital of Australia, there is an avenue which is 250 metres wide, too!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #53
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Worlds largest freeway interchange

where is the world's largest interchange and what does it look like?

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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #54
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East LA?
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Old April 17th, 2006, 06:52 AM   #55
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Shanghai indeed has some huge ones,but dont know the biggest.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:06 AM   #56
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It's probably this one betweeen the Century Freeway and the 110:



Sry I couldn't find a better pic.

Californian forumers: plz post some more shots of this interchange.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #57
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I don't have pictures or statistics, but the Highway 400/401 Interchange in Toronto, Ontario apprently has the highest volume in North America.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:23 AM   #58
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It's probably this one betweeen the Century Freeway and the 110:



Sry I couldn't find a better pic.

Californian forumers: plz post some more shots of this interchange.
I love looking at pics of such complicated interchanges!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:29 AM   #59
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Someone said:
"The I-110/I-105 interchange in Los Angeles, California. Quite possibly the world's largest freeway interchange, in terms of ramp height. This is a five-level stack interchange with the tallest ramp reaching a height of 110 feet."

I think that this could be it for now! Eventho, here in chicago SW suburb we also have a super highway interchange that handles 3 different highways! The sight and occupying areas also very shocking!


This is LA, I-110/I-105 interchange:


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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #60
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I don't have pictures or statistics, but the Highway 400/401 Interchange in Toronto, Ontario apprently has the highest volume in North America.
Yes it is the busiest in North America but not largest (whatever largest is being based on?)

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