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Old June 13th, 2015, 05:34 PM   #2941
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I'm not a fan of multi lane roundabouts in urban areas. They're terrible for pedestrians or generally anyone not driving a motorised vehicle. Smaller, single lane roundabouts or signalised intersections work much better in an urban environment .
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Old June 14th, 2015, 12:41 AM   #2942
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A 'ThrU Turn' in Layton, Utah.

Great and cheap solution, but not optimal. Underground crossings are the best way to remove traffic jams in that kind of situations.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #2943
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US 281, San Antonio, TX

The final EIS has been released for the US 281 project in northern San Antonio. The preferred alternative would extend the freeway north to near the Comal County line. It would be tolled.

The preferred alternative calls for a six-lane expressway plus frontage roads. Of the expressway/freeway, the south segment from Loop 1604 to Stone Oak Parkway would include two free lanes and one tolled lane each way. The north segment would include six tolled lanes and untolled frontage roads. The Loop 1604 stack interchange would also get all eight direct connectors.

Interesting, the design includes a 'Texas T' interchange from the managed lanes to allow access to a park and ride facility. They are common in Houston, but I think this could be the first one in San Antonio?

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Old June 16th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #2944
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Utah reconstructed a diamond interchange into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) in just 36 hours. One of the main advantages of a DDI is the low cost, the existing bridges can often be used.

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Old June 18th, 2015, 06:50 AM   #2945
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NJ Route 35 Cheesequake River Draw Bridge


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Old June 18th, 2015, 03:03 PM   #2946
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Utah reconstructed a diamond interchange into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) in just 36 hours. One of the main advantages of a DDI is the low cost, the existing bridges can often be used.

Pretty impressive they reconstructed it so quickly. Was there a fundamental problem with that SPUI that UDOT was attempting to address? Why did they pick this SPUI to reconstruct?
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Old June 19th, 2015, 04:33 AM   #2947
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Utah reconstructed a diamond interchange into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) in just 36 hours. One of the main advantages of a DDI is the low cost, the existing bridges can often be used.
I enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing!
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Old June 19th, 2015, 04:59 AM   #2948
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New NJ Route 7 Whitpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River between Jersey City & Kearny,NJ


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Old June 19th, 2015, 09:52 AM   #2949
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NJ Route 35 Cheesequake River Draw Bridge

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Wow, that is a name of a river? That word sounds like some kind of oversized cheesecake based dessert they'd serve at a chain restaurant.

Or a horrific natural disaster that can only occur in Wisconsin.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 10:07 AM   #2950
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Wow, that is a name of a river? That word sounds like some kind of oversized cheesecake based dessert they'd serve at a chain restaurant.

Or a horrific natural disaster that can only occur in Wisconsin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesequake_State_Park

Its mainly a large marshy plain...


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Old June 19th, 2015, 04:46 PM   #2951
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Wow, that is a name of a river? That word sounds like some kind of oversized cheesecake based dessert they'd serve at a chain restaurant.

Or a horrific natural disaster that can only occur in Wisconsin.


You missed the Hackeysack river
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 02:25 PM   #2952
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Its mainly a large marshy plain...
And there's a big GSP Rest Stop there. It was always the 'thank god that's over' stop on the way south from NYC back in the 80s and 90s when I made about 150 trips from the Atlantic City area to NYC and Connecticut.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 12:16 PM   #2953
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A video of CA-1 south of the Bixby bridge

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Old June 25th, 2015, 09:17 AM   #2954
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so I walked along the Bronx River Trail yesterday which runs next to the Bronx River Parkway


Bronx River Parkway in Scarsdale,NY
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Bronx River Parkway in Bronxville,NY
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Old June 27th, 2015, 09:38 AM   #2955
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Some photos of Michigan State Highway 185 in Mackinac Island, which according to MDOT is the only state highway in the nation where motor vehicles are banned. Traffic on it is by foot, on horse, by horse-drawn vehicle, or by bicycle. Restrictions on automobiles date back to the 1890s, and since the ban, only a few vehicles have been permitted on the island other than the city's emergency vehicles.







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Old June 28th, 2015, 02:16 PM   #2956
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SH 99 Grand Parkway, Houston, TX

Recent aerial footage of the SH 99 / US 290 interchange in northwestern metro Houston.

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Old June 28th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #2957
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SR-821, HEFT, Miami, FL

Construction is currently in progress to add express lanes to the already tolled Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (HEFT or SR-821) in southern suburban Miami. This is the first use of tolled express lanes within a general toll facility in the United States. It is slated for completion mid-2016.

This phase of express lanes runs from SW 216th to SW 104th Street.

The HEFT / Don Shula Expressway interchange will be significantly reconstructed to allow access to the express lanes.



The second phase is the construction of 4 express lanes along HEFT north of the Don Shula Expressway. Construction is planned to begin this year.

This part of the Homestead Extension will get between 8 and 12 lanes. The express lanes feature variable tolling prices, while the general toll lanes have fixed prices like any regular toll road.
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wait, they are adding tolled express lanes to a tolled highway?
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Old June 28th, 2015, 08:47 PM   #2959
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yep, you pay toll, then pay toll again
as they say in Quebec, "ferme ta yeule, pi paye!"
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Yes, that's right It's an express lane with variable tolling within an existing toll road. So you have the option to pay a toll and be stuck in traffic, or pay more tolls and get free-flow traffic.
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