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Old April 10th, 2013, 02:44 AM   #2101
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People are too dumb to put fuel in their car?
If people in Arkansas and Mississippi can handle self service, I'm assuming people in Oregon and New Jersey could handle it...
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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:56 AM   #2102
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It is a combination of keeping as many employed as possible, and a bogus argument that it isn't safe to pump your own gas. So in essence, it is about employment.

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Old April 11th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #2103
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The employment argument is flawed. With that kind of mindset we'd still all be working in factories because automatization reduces employment. It's better to have an economy based on people's needs, instead of preserving outdated jobs nobody really needs. It may be nice as a summer job, but you don't want people trying to make a living from such jobs. Everybody should be able to make a living with one full-time job, something which is hard to do with the U.S. minimum wage (or even below).
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Old April 11th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #2104
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Interesting road in Oklahoma City.

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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #2105
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Actually pretty cool looking.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #2106
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Looks a whole lot better there then it does from the ground. But I never realized just how far apart the North and South Bound Lanes of Lincoln Blvd are when it goes past the capital. Now that I think of it that wasn't in the original plan I'm assuming that was done when the four buildings north of the capital building were built (I'm to young I'm assuming in 60's).
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #2107
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TX-121 DFW connector

New aerial photos of the DFW Connector in Texas.







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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #2108
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #2109
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http://www.dfwconnector.com/

They post these images to their Facebook page.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #2110
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I-820 / TX-121 North Tarrant Express, Texas

The North Tarrant Express is the third largest reconstruction project in the DFW area. It's slightly southwest of the DFW Connector posted earlier.

IH 35W/IH 820 interchange facing east


IH 35W/IH 820 interchange facing northeast


North East Mall interchange (IH 820/Airport Freeway) facing northbound


SH 183 at Westpark Way


IH 820 between Iron Horse Blvd. and Denton Hwy 377
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Old May 1st, 2013, 03:28 PM   #2111
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US 460, Virginia

Route 460 Connector Corridor Q in Buchanan County.

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:38 AM   #2112
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Trans Mountain portion of Loop 375 in El Paso TX

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 07:35 AM   #2113
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BTW, what are the arguments to keep self service banned in some states? They must justify it somehow.
Another argument that has been used in Oregon is that disabled drivers would suffer from a lack of "full service" gas stations if self-service were to become legal. I would argue that the opposite is true. In most US states, gas stations which have one or more employees on duty are required to pump gas for disabled drivers without any extra fee, so disabled drivers benefit from the lower prices, just like everyone else. In my opinion, this is a greater benefit to disabled drivers than not being able to use (or conveniently use) fully automated unattended gas stations.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 04:49 AM   #2114
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https://www.facebook.com/460ConnectorPhaseI

Fairly elegant bridge design. I appreciate they at least took some considerations.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 05:36 AM   #2115
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The 460 on the Kentucky side runs through where I grew up. It will shave travel time from Pikeville to Elkhorn City from about 30 minutes without traffic to 15/20 minutes! And take truck traffic off two lane winding roads.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 10:06 AM   #2116
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SR99 Alaskan Way Tunnel/Viaduct:

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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:11 PM   #2117
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CA-91 Riverside Freeway

http://www.octa.net/News/Freeways/Ne...ect-Kicks-Off/

Construction was kicked off today that will add a 5th westbound lane along California State Route 91 (Riverside Freeway) through the city of Anaheim, from CA-57 to I-5. The widening project will be completed in late 2015.

I wonder if they are going to repave the entire roadway or just add a strip of new pavement. The existing roadway looks very old on Street View.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #2118
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That US 460 project looks very European to me.



The south end of the Alaskan Way project involves threading everything through and between a busy seaport, a dense urbanized area including sports stadia and alongside a major mainline railroad. Very impressive in its scope.

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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:15 AM   #2119
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$500 Million Loop 375 Extension: Elevated Freeway Comes To El Paso


The new tollway will interchange with the future Schuster Ave. extension.

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Border Highway West Project May Begin Construction in 2015

Construction on the massive Border Highway West (BHW) extension project could begin in two years, according to the Abbreviated State Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) just released by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). The nine mile project would create a tolled expressway from downtown El Paso, where Loop 375 currently ends, north and west to a point just south of the Interstate 10 at Paisano intersection near Sunland Park.

The abbreviated EIS is an update of the one approved in September of 2012 and highlights any changes that were made to the original. This includes changes to the previously chosen “Alternative 2,” the route that was preferred by the state and announced last year.

Revisions have been made to westbound access to the toll road along the southern edge of downtown as well as changes to the proposed Coles/Paisano interchange. This interchange would give downtown commuters and entrance to Loop 375 eastbound.

The new tolled portion of the expressway will take a 7.1 mile southeasterly route from the west side to downtown. It will run along US 85 (Paisano Drive) from its western terminus and head southeast, then take an eastward turn just past Doniphan Drive. Doniphan currently ends in a dead end west of Racetrack Drive but is extended in the plan to form on- and off-ramps that will provide access to Loop 375.


New ramps will connect the Border Highway with Paisano Drive and Delta Street just east of downtown El Paso.


Border Highway West will then cross the current CEMEX industrial property and take a southward turn at the planned interchange with Executive Boulevard, just west of I-10. The Loop will then run parallel to the Interstate within current TXDOT right of way, on the eastern side of the former ASARCO smelting property.

Once past the ASARCO site, BHW will cross the current Globe Mills site across from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). This will require acquisition of 12 properties in this area. An interchange will be built here with the future Schuster Avenue extension.


A schematic design from the state’s Environmental Impact Statement shows the elevated Border Highway West extension in the
vicinity of Doniphan Drive and Racetrack Drive.


After Schuster, BHW will travel over Paisano Drive, then hug the international boundary with Mexico until it connects with the current Border Highway underneath the Santa Fe Bridge Port of Entry. Two residential properties in the Chihuahuita neighborhood will be affected.

South of downtown, the current road will remain non-tolled but will become a limited access freeway. This means current intersections and median cuts will be removed. Access to Park Street will be completely closed, as will access to Santa Fe Street. Westbound exits will exist at Oregon and Campbell Streets.

Just east of downtown, a new multi-ramp interchange will connect the Border Highway with Paisano Drive and Delta Street, providing east and westbound access to the city’s center. Eleven commercial and one residential property will have to be acquired by the state for this portion of construction.

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This will complete the southern Loop 375 portion through Downtown along the border. A future Eastern Border Highway spur is in the early stages of development.


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Old May 8th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #2120
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OT, but there's no such thing as a "Republic of Mexico."
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