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Old July 10th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #2981
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A one-minute look at the installation of the SR 99 tunnel’s bright yellow ventilation stacks

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Old July 10th, 2015, 02:03 AM   #2982
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it was probably designed to be easily widened. The 407 in Toronto (another toll road) was designed so that lanes could easily be added when needed. All that was required was widening bridge decks and laying down an extra strip of concrete. Parts of the 407 were being widened well under 6 years after opening.
Thats likely but that metro area is growing very fast and that region is growing the fastest so its still weird they didn't make it wider from the start.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:35 AM   #2983
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The Presidio Parkway (US 101 approaching the Golden Gate Bridge) is closed this weekend as traffic is shifted onto the new viaducts and tunnels.

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Old July 10th, 2015, 03:04 PM   #2984
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US 29 Gainesville, Virginia

A new $ 230 million grade-separated railroad interchange and VA-55 underpass opened to traffic yesterday in Gainesville, Virginia (western suburbs of Washington).



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Old July 10th, 2015, 10:40 PM   #2985
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US 58, Martin Luther King Freeway, Portsmouth, VA

Governor McAuliffe Announces Deal Ensuring No Tolls on the MLK Freeway Extension in Portsmouth

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced an agreement that ensures no tolls will be collected on the Martin Luther King (MLK) Freeway extension project, a key achievement in his work to reduce the financial impact of major construction improvements on motorists in Hampton Roads.

The MLK extension, the new Midtown Tunnel under construction, and the rehabilitation of the Midtown and Downtown tunnels are collectively known as the Elizabeth River Tunnels project.

The state will transfer $78 million that was set aside for Route 460 improvements in southeast Virginia to buy out the tolls on the MLK extension project.
Full press release: https://governor.virginia.gov/newsro...rticleId=11813

The MLK extension is just ¾ of a mile long.

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Old July 11th, 2015, 03:25 AM   #2986
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Thats likely but that metro area is growing very fast and that region is growing the fastest so its still weird they didn't make it wider from the start.
Yeah but that was the same situation Highway 407 was in and they had to go widen it lickety-split
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Old July 11th, 2015, 03:38 AM   #2987
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Some pictures of the new Presidio Parkway (US 101) set to open in San Francisco on Monday. The freeway is closed through the weekend to allow for the traffic shift.




Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"A construction crew works inside the southbound Main Post tunnel of the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. "


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"The Palace of Fine Arts comes into view when emerging from the southbound Main Post tunnel of the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"A construction crew works below street level for the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Guard rails await installation at the northbound Battery tunnel of the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Engineers stand above the northbound Battery tunnel of the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Construction work on the Presidio Parkway project nears completion in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Construction workers inspect the ceiling of the norhtbound Battery tunnel of the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Members of the news media tour the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Final work is being completed on the northbound Main Post tunnel of the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"The southbound roadbed near the Main Post tunnel waits to be completed on the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Signs to assist in emergency evacuations are installed in the Presidio Parkway tunnels in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Construction work nears completion on the on-ramp to northbound 101 from Girard Road for the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
Traffic zig-zags through the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"Traffic zig-zags through the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."


Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
"The Main Post tunnel is completed at the Presidio Parkway project in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015."

For all photos and article: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...#photo-8283864
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Old July 11th, 2015, 07:36 AM   #2988
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That project in Virginia should also enable an extension of the commuter rail network too.

I read online, probably here, that VRE didn't want to use that track because the locals thought having too many trains on it would congest that intersection.

Now that is not a problem.
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Old July 11th, 2015, 11:05 PM   #2989
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Some pictures of the new Presidio Parkway (US 101) set to open in San Francisco on Monday. The freeway is closed through the weekend to allow for the traffic shift.

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For all photos and article: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...#photo-8283864
These are really interesting photos. They did a really good job with Presido Parkway. The old Doyle Drive was kind of ghetto (though kind of neat too).
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Old July 11th, 2015, 11:59 PM   #2990
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Construction will begin in August on the first diverging diamond in Florida. Here is the video from FDOT for the Sarasota interchange.

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Old July 12th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #2991
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Some photos from the Bronx River Parkway trail


Bronx River Parkway in Hartsdale,NY
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Bronx River Parkway in Hartsdale,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Walking along the Bronx River Parkway trail in Westchester,NY
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Kensico Traffic Circle in Valhalla,NY
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Kensico Traffic Circle in Valhalla,NY
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Kensico Dam in Valhalla,NY
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Kensico Traffic Circle in Valhalla,NY
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Kensico Traffic Circle in Valhalla,NY
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Old July 12th, 2015, 08:36 PM   #2992
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Is there a chance of San Francisco doing like Seattle, and building a tunnel to link I-80 with the Presidio Highway?
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that would be extremely expensive but I'm sure back in the 50s there were Plans like that. But today it is probably not wanted because it would attract through traffic that should stay outside of SF
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Old July 13th, 2015, 12:02 AM   #2994
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That was supposed to be the Embarcadero Expressway.

They tore down the part that was built after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
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Old July 13th, 2015, 01:18 AM   #2995
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Is there a chance of San Francisco doing like Seattle, and building a tunnel to link I-80 with the Presidio Highway?
They can barely get things like housing built in San Francisco without people complaining. Forget about a major highway project like that.
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Old July 13th, 2015, 02:05 AM   #2996
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The plan originally in the 50s was to build a network of freeways in San Francisco, one of which, the Embarcadero Freeway, was to connect Doyle Drive to I-80 along the water. The famous Freeway Revolt by the citizens stopped the plan before is was fully implemented. Part of the double decker structure was constructed but torn down when it was damaged in the 89 quake. Since then, the area where the freeway once was is now flourishing and is a nationwide model for successful freeway removals.

There were Pie-in-the-sky plans to build a new underground toll road under Van Ness Ave (US 101) and CA-1 as well, but as far as I know, nothing has come of it. The area is very dense and that kind of construction would be very disruptive.

Underground Toll Roads Urged for S.F. / Transit group proposes 3 crosstown routes
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Old July 14th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #2997
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Capitol Drive (WI-190) near Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Has there been any progress on the Trinity Highway in Dallas?
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New NJ Route 7 Whitpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River between Jersey City & Kearny,NJ


New Whitpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River in Jersey City,NJ
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Since then, the area where the freeway once was is now flourishing and is a nationwide model for successful freeway removals.
Sure its nice for the inhabitants of the prosperous areas to have a highway removed but those who live farther from those area do feel the pain of less transport.

So it all depends on how we measure success.
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