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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #2021
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Taking a nice little vacation on the west coast. I was able to get this very nice shot of the Antelope Freeway (CA 14) south of Lancaster.

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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #2022
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That's actually very close to Los Angeles, just a few miles north of I-5 in Santa Clarita. Apparently this freeway has one of the worst congestion in the area due to long-distance commuting from Palmdale and Lancaster. I like driving, but having a 60 mile one-way commute is such a waste of time...
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #2023
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Yes, this was close to where we jumped to the 5 north to get to our hotel. I just woke up, so my location recollection is a bit fuzzy. The backup on the northbound side of the freeway isn't so much from commuter traffic as it is from an accident we had just passed by about a half-mile before.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:08 PM   #2024
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Westpark Tollway, Houston, TX

The Westpark Tollway will be extended west from its current terminus at SH 99. Houston is growing rapidly towards the west, with suburban areas stretching for 30 miles west of downtown. Construction will likely begin in November 2013, and be completed in May 2015. The first phase extends the tollway only about 2 miles west, but the second phase will extend it to the village of Fulshear, which is currently just outside the continuous urbanized area.

http://www.fortbendstar.com/2013/01/...way-extension/

Westpark Tollway runs roughly parallel to I-10. I wonder whether the I-10 Katy Freeway expansion a couple of years back have reduced traffic on the Westpark Tollway. I-10 itself is a major retail and job corridor in western Houston.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:46 AM   #2025
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This thread is really nice.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #2026
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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #2027
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US 13 Gilmerton Bridge, Chesapeake, VA

The Gilmerton Bridge is being replaced in Chesapeake, Virginia. It's just north of I-64 and south of the recently opened Jordan Bridge (a toll bridge).

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Crossing the Jordan Bridge.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 03:19 AM   #2028
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That last picture, Chris, shows one of the few drawbridges in the Interstate system: the I-264 Berkley Bridge.

The nearby High Rise Bridge in Chesapeake (I-64) is another.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #2029
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A feasibility study has been launched to survey whether an elevated toll road above State Road 54 in Pasco County, Florida is feasible.

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The first results show a 4-lane elevated toll road is viable. A two-lane facility is not (not many people would pay $ 0.14 - 0.21 per mile to get stuck behind a slow vehicle). They are initially concentrating on the part between the Suncoast Parkway and I-75. You can bypass 9 traffic signals if I counted correctly. More traffic signals are probably on the way with the growth in this area. Existing SR-54 is a 4 to 6 lane semi-urban arterial.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/transpo...l-road/1269898
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #2030
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California 85, San Jose

Toll Express Lanes are coming to the Bay Area more and more. The next project is to convert the HOV lanes along California Highway 85 from Mountain View to US 101 to HOT lanes, or express lanes. This allows motorists to use the spare capacity of HOV lanes for a toll. The entire 27 mile corridor will be converted to express lanes.

http://cupertino.patch.com/articles/...-2016-cc98d1e0

California Route 85 is a bypass of San Jose, but runs entirely through urbanized area and is a busy commuter highway.

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Old January 12th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #2031
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Midtown Tunnel, Norfolk, VA

Groundbreaking of the second tube of the Midtown Tunnel occurred. It will add capacity to the existing tunnel and also extends the MLK Freeway about a mile south to I-264, closing a missing link in this area. The projects will be tolled.

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Old January 13th, 2013, 04:08 PM   #2032
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SR-429 Orlando, Florida

A 4 mile extension of SR-429 opened near Apopka, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. The SR-429 is a toll road and the western bypass of the Orlando metropolitan area.

Construction on the extension north to Sanford, called the Wekiva Parkway is currently in preparatory stages.

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Old January 19th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #2033
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SR-826 / SR-836 Miami, Florida

The SR-826 (Palmetto Expressway) and SR-836 (Dolphin Expressway) interchange is currently being rebuild into a full stack interchange. The first ramp from EB 836 to NB 826 opened yesterday morning.

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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #2034
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Some highway photos of the Central Expressway in Dallas taken in November:


1. Downtown Dallas


2. Reverse view looking north from Downtown


3. Northerly view a few miles north of Downtown. US-75 is heavily urbanized through northern Dallas


4. Approaching the High-Five interchange with I-635


5. The High-Five interchange in all of its awesome glory.


6. I heart Texas Freeways


7. Further north, a tight stack interchange with the President George Bush Turnpike. (I prefer the name TX-190 Toll).


8. Gigantic interchange with the Sam Rayburn Tollway at the northern edge of the Dallas Metroplex.

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I'm biased, but the larger images really are worth looking at.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:32 AM   #2035
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Expressways in Dallas looks glorious.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:02 PM   #2036
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God I love that Dallas High-5- that thing looks impressive and SWEET! I have never seen anything like that before in my life so WOW! I was blown away when I saw it on YouTube and I have added riding that thing as part of my bucket list!

Dallas really does have a lot of impressive highways!

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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #2037
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Camden, New Jersey

This photo from the Dutch road authority shows a traffic circle in Camden, New Jersey. It opened in 1927 and was the first of its kind in the United States. The airport closed in 1957 and is currently an industrial area.

See also: Airport Circle (Pennsauken)

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Southern State Parkway

A gas station along the Southern State Parkway in Queens the 1920s. This part opened in 1927.


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US 1 Newburyport, MA

US 1 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at the border with New Hampshire. Date unknown, possibly 1930s.


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US 1 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at the border with New Hampshire. Date unknown, possibly 1930s.


Photo: Dutch Road Authority archive

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