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Old May 24th, 2014, 06:28 AM   #2521
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There's a town right there. And has Delaware ever shown any interest in connecting it to 95 or Del. 1?
I know that there's been a lot of talk about rerouting 301 in the Glasgow area and building some kind of bypass.

I'm not saying that they need to build this, because 301 between there and the bay is very lightly traveled, doing the whole thing into an interstate isn't necessary. I just wonder what the original plan was.
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Old May 24th, 2014, 07:11 AM   #2522
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Ah. I was thinking Middletown. (And I'm not arguing for or against, either.... )
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Old May 25th, 2014, 10:29 AM   #2523
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Please someone help me how i can upload a photo here..
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Old May 27th, 2014, 01:13 AM   #2524
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You can't. You have to use a service like photobucket or imgur, then link to your uploaded photo.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #2525
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Fresno

The new "braided ramps" of SR-180 in Fresno, California.

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Old May 31st, 2014, 01:21 AM   #2526
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It's called a basketweave! First used in Toronto on the 401, its used to exchange the collector and express portions of the highway. (or in this case, the two highway interchanges)
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Old May 31st, 2014, 12:26 PM   #2527
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I know that there's been a lot of talk about rerouting 301 in the Glasgow area and building some kind of bypass.

I'm not saying that they need to build this, because 301 between there and the bay is very lightly traveled, doing the whole thing into an interstate isn't necessary. I just wonder what the original plan was.
Speaking of US 301 I am surprised that the section between La Plata and Bowie has not been planned to be eventually turned into a freeway considering that there is a very large median in a few spots. Honestly I always thought I-97 should have been routed along MD 3/US 301 into Virginia to serve as a defacto bypass of the DC Beltway.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 03:04 PM   #2528
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The new "braided ramps" of SR-180 in Fresno, California.
Which in first place shouldn't have been CA-180. It blocks a possible I-180 in the Bay Area (Or even Sacramento), and it's part of the reason of why I-238 exists.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 03:08 PM   #2529
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Which in first place shouldn't have been CA-180. It blocks a possible I-180 in the Bay Area (Or even Sacramento), and it's part of the reason of why I-238 exists.
Except CA180 predates the intersate system by about 20 years, having been created in 1934!
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Old May 31st, 2014, 04:01 PM   #2530
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Actually, now that I think of it, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge was once designated I-180. So that designation's usable.

There's no excuse for I-238.
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Caltrans doesn't want to duplicate numbers. That was discussed at least once here.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 05:43 PM   #2532
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A couple of shots of the Susquehanna Trail, US 15/11 in central Pennsylvania, USA

This is a fairly nice drive, from just north of Harrisburg up to around Williamsport or so, it parallels the Susquehanna River for much of the journey, and goes through some little towns and settlements that haven't changed much in 200 years. We took it southbound a few weeks ago coming down from I-80 near Lock Haven.

US 15/11 South by Jimbo in Jersey, on Flickr


US 15/11 South by Jimbo in Jersey, on Flickr

Yes, this is an Amish buggy on the side of the road...
US 15/11 South, w/Buggy by Jimbo in Jersey, on Flickr

US 15/11 South by Jimbo in Jersey, on Flickr

US 15/11 S near Duncannon, PA by Jimbo in Jersey, on Flickr

This one is actually US 322, after you jump the river and get on the east bank. A few miles north of Harrisburg.
US 322 N of Harrisburg PA by Jimbo in Jersey, on Flickr
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 06:06 PM   #2533
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I like roads like this. Four lanes so you can keep up a good speed but more connected to the surroundings, unlike freeways which often feel isolated.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:00 AM   #2534
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I've driven that route It's interesting how steep the grade is on either side of the road, people have made houses on like 45% grades, no idea how they get their cars up the driveways...

I did get stuck for 2 hours on a 4 lane section of US 322 though, there was a crash and they closed the road, and nobody knew what was going on, or could do anything, on your left a concrete barrier, on your right, side of the mountain...

it's definitely much less isolated than I-80 which is super empty, but on I-80 you can drive super fast...
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 11:10 PM   #2535
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Opal Interchange, Fauquier County, VA

This project will replace the current at-grade left-turn movements from Route 29 southbound onto Route 17 south with a grade-separated flyover interchange.

The project will improve safety and traffic flow at this high-volume location. The current dual left-turn lanes on Route 29 south often overflow onto the southbound travel lanes during periods of peak volume. This condition creates a safety issue since southbound through traffic traveling at highway speed must stop until the left-turning traffic clears the travel lane.
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/...nterchange.asp


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Interesting approach, an uncommon solution.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #2536
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Indeed, why not take out the signals and block off the median, unless they didn't want to annoy the gas station...
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Indeed, why not take out the signals and block off the median, unless they didn't want to annoy the gas station...
That's what it looks like in part, but the signals would still needed for the other traffic at that intersection anyway. There's a map linked from the VDOT website that shows the new connection as US 17 and the old section as Business US 17 but that would only be for the southbound 17 traffic, as northbound 17 traffic still uses just the old road.
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Old June 15th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #2538
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Continued from this post in the US Interstate Highways thread...

To me, Cantrell Road, AR 10, is the most interesting highway in Little Rock. Starting west of town, it enters Little Rock from the mountainous west, becomes a four-lane arterial, snakes down a mountainside, becomes a waterfront expressway downtown, then S-curves across the downtown street grid to tie directly into I-30. So of course I start my narrative at the east end...

Here's a Google Maps link of the downtown segment, since I'm too lazy to upload a map. The segment I'm referring to is labeled La Harpe Boulevard on the map, but the BGS' call it Cantrell Road.

Entering Cantrell from I-30:



At the intersection with Markham Street. Note the sharp curve. This intersection also serves as the primary access point between the lovely waterfront park and the reasonably vibrant tourist district, so low traffic speeds are very desirable here. The Clinton Library is about a half mile to the east on Markham, and the trolley runs there via Markham.



Further west, the road runs under bridges and the city's convention center. Reflex action is to call for an "urban boulevard" here so as to "reconnect downtown with the neglected waterfront," but I think that'd be overkill here; the waterfront is far from neglected, and the topography isn't well suited to providing another walkable connection, even if the convention center wasn't in the way. This one is westbound, about to pass under the Main Street Bridge:


Eastbound, passing under the convention center:



From my own limited travels there, congestion appears to be rare in Little Rock except for leaving downtown headed northward at the afternoon peak. I happened to be headed that way once, and the bridges over the Arkansas were jammed, with I-30 being sluggish. Returning, I meant to head southbound over the Broadway Bridge (I guess that's what it's called-- Google just labels it US 70B!) because there are right-turn ramps connecting it to Cantrell in the southbound-to-westbound direction I was heading in. Unfortunately, though, we ended up on the Main Street Bridge instead, and we had to return to Cantrell via congested and confusing surface streets. The positive aspect of that is that there's little if any congestion on Cantrell itself, even during rush hour since the downtown streets aren't capable of delivering enough traffic to Cantrell to cause a problem.

OT: I'd expected to drive to Little Rock, but my boss insisted that I fly (I suspect that was so I couldn't escape except by buying my own plane ticket or hitchhiking!). Direct flights from ATL to Little Rock are horrendously expensive, so my flight involved a change of planes at Charlotte's sprawling, smoke-free airport (!). So, that's five or more hours' flying time, two hours to get through ATL airport security, another hour to get from my house to the airport, against a nine hour drive and having to rent a Nissan Altima instead of having a proper construction vehicle to drive. All in all, I would rather have driven my work van. And, the flight itself was pretty brutal, but there was this. I'm amazed that they didn't charge extra for this seat:
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Old June 19th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #2539
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Old June 20th, 2014, 01:27 AM   #2540
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I always smile seeing road signs with bullet holes
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