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Old April 8th, 2015, 06:06 PM   #2861
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Old April 9th, 2015, 12:31 AM   #2862
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TxDOT has published plans (pdf) for the Loop 335 freeway conversion. It would be a greenfield freeway west of the existing Loop 335 along the western side of Amarillo. And it includes a full stack interchange with 8 direct connectors at I-40. This would actually be Amarillo's first stack interchange, the I-27/40 interchange is a large turbine.
This seems like a huge waste of money to me especially since the population growth in Amarillo is pretty stagnant. Any money spent on upgrading Loop 335 to a freeway would be much better spent in either Austin, Houston, DFW, or San Antonio since those cities are struggling to expand their roadway networks fast enough to accommodate future growth.
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Old April 11th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #2863
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Pulaski Skyway found to be more deteriorated, adding to repair cost and time

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Old April 11th, 2015, 08:32 PM   #2864
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Wow, rehabilitation of four and a quarter miles for 1.8 billion (!)
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Old April 11th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #2865
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Everything in the Northeast is ridiculously expensive compared to most other places. How about $ 5 billion to replace a 3 mile viaduct of I-84 in Hartford?

http://wtnh.com/2015/04/06/replacing...ch-of-highway/
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Old April 11th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #2866
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Everything in the Northeast is ridiculously expensive compared to most other places. How about $ 5 billion to replace a 3 mile viaduct of I-84 in Hartford?

http://wtnh.com/2015/04/06/replacing...ch-of-highway/
Its the Tunnel option , but then again I-81 Tunnel Proposal is 1.5 billion?
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The tunnel option cost $ 10 billion according to that article.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 02:03 PM   #2868
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The tunnel option cost $ 10 billion according to that article.
5 billion just for a viaduct...something is very wrong...
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Old April 14th, 2015, 02:14 PM   #2869
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Might be that famous North East corruption?
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Old April 14th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #2870
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Part of the reason for the high cost of infrastructure construction in the northeast is that all the labor must be done by organized crime syndicates called labor unions.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 08:43 AM   #2872
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5 billion just for a viaduct...something is very wrong...

And to think that several years ago, there was group of supporters wanted to revive the Long Island Sound Link, which probably would have costs exceeding $15 billion (+/- a few for various issues)
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Denmark constructs a 12 mile four-lane freeway + double track rail tunnel for $ 6 - 7 billion. And labor costs are very high in Denmark as well.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 05:11 PM   #2874
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Denmark constructs a 12 mile four-lane freeway + double track rail tunnel for $ 6 - 7 billion. And labor costs are very high in Denmark as well.

In Maine, every so often people would also bring up the possibility of reviving the I-92 proposal (NY-VT-NH-ME) highway. But no one ever brings up the associated cost, which would probably be far more than any one governmental authority wants to spend. But, as of late, there is talk about installing 2 interstate grade highways in Maine to service the interior (with a connection to Autoroute 10) and the SW coastal route.
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The East West link in its latest form was to be privately financed, but has hit a bit of a wall and hasn't been active in the last few years.

Unfortunate too, would have cut a good 2 hours off of the drive to the maritimes for me.
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The East West link in its latest form was to be privately financed, but has hit a bit of a wall and hasn't been active in the last few years.

Unfortunate too, would have cut a good 2 hours off of the drive to the maritimes for me.

Up in Presque Isle, the talk was about finally having a proper highway to the rest of Maine, Quebec or both. Although the drive isn't nearly as bad as going up to Jackman.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 02:37 AM   #2877
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The East West link in its latest form was to be privately financed, but has hit a bit of a wall and hasn't been active in the last few years.

Unfortunate too, would have cut a good 2 hours off of the drive to the maritimes for me.
It's the border crossing mess
If we had a Schengen-style system we'd probably already have it...
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It's the border crossing mess
If we had a Schengen-style system we'd probably already have it...
Between NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST; it's probably going to be the closest that we will ever come for a Schengen-style system.
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I watch the Trucker Josh vlogs. He often crosses between Pembina, ND and and Emerson, MB. There is often no waiting line at all for both passenger cars and trucks. I suspect a border crossing in northwestern Maine would have even less traffic.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 06:01 PM   #2880
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I watch the Trucker Josh vlogs. He often crosses between Pembina, ND and and Emerson, MB. There is often no waiting line at all for both passenger cars and trucks. I suspect a border crossing in northwestern Maine would have even less traffic.


Depending on where it is in Maine, there could be a surprising amount of traffic, especially between lumber mills, pulp mills and the forests where trees are being harvested. IIRC, there are quite a few mills up in Quebec that receive wood from Maine logging firms.
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