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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:42 PM   #3061
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US 281, San Antonio, TX

Transportation Commission Votes To Move Forward With US 281 Widening In San Antonio Without Use of Tolls

The Texas Transportation Commission today unanimously voted to remove the toll designation from the US 281 widening project in San Antonio. The decision comes after the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority approved a resolution to make the road non-tolled.

US 281 as a Non-Tolled Project
With the toll designation removed, the widening project will occur in two phases:

· Phase I (Loop 1604 to North of Stone Oak Pkwy) adds two new controlled access lanes and an HOV lane in each direction

· Phase II (North of Stone Oak Pkwy to the Bexar County line) adds two new controlled access lanes and an HOV lane in each direction

Phase I of the project is fully funded with $228 million of federal, state and local funds, while Phase II requires $304 million. The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority intends to fund the remaining portion of the project from Proposition 7 should voters approve the proposition in November.

The project would complete the interchange at US 281 and Loop 1604, and expand US 281 to an expressway.
There is a growing anti-toll sentiment in Texas. San Antonio currently has no toll roads, but express lanes are considered for both I-10 and I-35. The US 281 will now be constructed as a toll-free six-lane freeway.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 12:38 AM   #3062
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SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel, Seattle

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Old September 28th, 2015, 07:55 PM   #3063
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Loop 1, Austin, TX

Express lane construction on Loop 1 in Austin, Texas.

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Old October 7th, 2015, 10:15 PM   #3064
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Old October 8th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #3065
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The Pomeroy-Mason Bridge spanning the Ohio River at the Ohio / West Virginia state line. The current bridge was built in 2008.


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Old October 11th, 2015, 01:49 PM   #3066
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Old October 18th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #3067
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New York 878 in Inwood,NY


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Atlantic Beach Bridge approach in Inwood,NY
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Cash only 2$ Atlantic Beach Bridge


Atlantic Beach Bridge Toll Gate in Inwood,NY
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Atlantic Beach Bridge over Reynolds Channel in Inwood,NY
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Atlantic Beach Bridge over Reynolds Channel in Inwood,NY
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Reynold&#x27;s Channel in Atlantic Beach,NY
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Old October 20th, 2015, 08:12 AM   #3068
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The Utica, New York North-South Arterial is set to open in the coming weeks. Before that, here are some construction photos:

New York State Route 5-8-12 by Adam Moss, on Flickr
New York State Route 5-8-12 by Adam Moss, on Flickr
New York State Route 5-8-12 by Adam Moss, on Flickr
New York State Route 5-8-12 by Adam Moss, on Flickr
New York State Route 5-8-12 by Adam Moss, on Flickr
New York State Route 5-8-12 by Adam Moss, on Flickr

And no, I am not Adam Moss. Hopefully by next year SSC will be flooded with pictures I'll be taking!
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Old October 21st, 2015, 09:47 PM   #3069
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SH 360 Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Groundbreaking Wednesday for SH 360 South Project

It's one highway connecting three counties, and Wednesday the mayors of three North Texas cities will help officially break ground for construction of the State Highway 360 South Project.
http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/2015/...ject/74322306/

This is the 'interim phase' of the SH 360 southern extension. It will be a new toll road in the median of the existing SH 360 frontage roads. It extends south from Sublett Road to Lone Star Road, just short of US 287. The interim phase has four lanes.

A future 'ultimate phase' would include six to eight lanes and a large interchange with US 287. This area is currently mosty rural south of the county line, with some exurban developments scattered in the area. The current SH 360 / US 287 interchange is just an at-grade intersection.

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Old October 21st, 2015, 09:55 PM   #3070
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I wonder if there are plans to expand US 287 down to Midlothian as a freeway?

Because if they don't it will get choked by sprawl soon and that option will fall of the table.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:54 AM   #3071
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SR 99 tunnel north portal and north operations building construction with labels by Washington State Dept of Transportation, on Flickr
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In this labeled version of this October 2015 photo, the future north portal operations building is starting to take shape next to the pit where the SR 99 tunneling machine will break through at the end of its journey under downtown Seattle.
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I'm wondering if Baltimore-Washington Parkway would ever get its I-295 designation. It seems to match the standards.
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The National Park Service has some jurisdiction there, and it would object rigorously.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 06:27 AM   #3074
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I-84 Hartford Rebuild Project...27 different proposals... I'm in favor of the more expensive tunneling options...

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Old October 26th, 2015, 06:21 AM   #3075
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I just found out that they are building an expressway around St. George, Utah. Utah Route 7. It goes around the town to the south for now, to about where the airport is, but in Google Maps satellite imagery, you can see the grading for the next section, up towards a little section being worked on that will go towards Sand Hollow Reservoir. Plans are to build UT Route 7 to Hurricane, so I'm wondering if the Southern Parkway is going to be upgraded to this expressway later on.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 07:26 AM   #3076
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I'd like to see the new expressway connecting to I15 in the north of St George, and I15 through St George being downgraded to a nice urban boulevard. Well it could at the same time have positive and negative impacts on urban sprawl. If city planning does a good job in regulating sprawl, the town can become a much better place I think
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I'd like to see the new expressway connecting to I15 in the north of St George, and I15 through St George being downgraded to a nice urban boulevard. Well it could at the same time have positive and negative impacts on urban sprawl. If city planning does a good job in regulating sprawl, the town can become a much better place I think
I don't think you're ever going to see a major Interstate downgraded to a boulevard. I-15 is likely too important for commercial truck traffic for that.
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St. George is a fast-growing area, one of the fastest in the United States. Washington County only had 26,000 inhabitants as late as 1980, but currently stands at over 150,000 people. Usually such growth figures are associated with suburbs, but St. George is too far from any other city to be a suburb.
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Indeed. It's another reason why I-15 would never be downgraded. An Interstate through a booming town on the only corridor between two major cities is necessary, like it or not. I'm not surprised with this spur route (or beltway if it's ever linked up to I-15 up near Hurricane) given the growth.
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