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Old November 8th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #3101
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone out there knows the reason of putting a dotted line inside double solid lines as divider? Why not simply solid or dotted depending on what's necessary at particular place?

Also what does it mean to drivers when there are two markings at once?
Maybe it's only due to practical reasons for road administrator?

This one is from the state of Washington, near Olympic NP. Picture taken by @lulek89.

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Old November 9th, 2015, 05:15 AM   #3102
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maybe it means that you shouldn't start a pass at that point but it is ok if you are midway through passing someone?
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Old November 9th, 2015, 03:54 PM   #3103
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It means somebody was lazy with re-striping.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:53 AM   #3104
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Exactly, I've seen this in many places in the US. They made it a non passing zone with half assed lane re-striping.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 04:56 AM   #3105
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The Delaware Route 1 interchange at Thompsonville Road north of Milford is taking shape. Almost all of the highway will be limited access from I-95 to the interchange for DE Route 30, south of Milford and north of Argos Corner.


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Old November 12th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #3106
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SH 114 + SH 183, Midtown Express, Dallas, TX

The 'Midtown Express' project is now underway for six months. It adds express lanes along SH 114 (Carpenter Freeway) and SH 183 (Airport Freeway) in the western suburbs of Dallas.

Some aerial photos taken in October.

1. SH 183 at the Trinity River, just west of I-35E.


2. The SH 114 / SH 183 / Loop 12 interchange. SH 114 and SH 183 split here. Texas Stadium used to occupy the land between the three interchanges.


3. right-of-way clearance along SH 183 in Irving.


4. The alignment shifts to the south here. Probably because parking lots are easier to acquire than businesses.


5. At the SH 183 / SH 356 cloverleaf.




6. Shifting north to SH 114. This is SH 114 near DFW Airport.


7. The SH 114 / Spur 348 split near Las Colinas. The Northwest Highway splits off SH 114 here.


8. SH 114 widening in Las Colinas.


9. The SH 114 / SH 183 / Loop 12 interchange. Downtown Dallas in the distance.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 06:55 AM   #3107
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wow, guess I haven't been up 114 or 183 in a while. Had no idea work on 114 had even started. Is 114 to resemble the short section just west of the 114/Loop 12 interchange?
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Old November 13th, 2015, 04:24 PM   #3108
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US 48 'Corridor H', West Virginia

A 3 mile segment of 'Corridor H' of the ADHS opened to traffic yesterday in West Virginia. It runs from near Bismarck to the Tucker County line. Another segment from there to Davis is planned to open by next summer. The Kerens to Parsons section has also been advertised recently.

Corridor H is a four lane divided highway that links I-79 near Weston with I-81 near Strasburg.


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Old November 14th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #3109
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US 301 news in Delaware:

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US 301 construction will begin in January


The Delaware Department of Transportation awarded a nearly $70 million contract to Tutor Perini Corp. on Friday to begin construction on the planned U.S. 301 toll road in southern New Castle County. The announcement cements the controversial project's start date for January 2016.

The new route will provide an express connection for drivers between Del. 1 and the Maryland border.

But the proposal for a multi-lane corridor has been the subject of controversy for decades. Millions of dollars have gone into studies for shelved options, and debates have raged over location choices and land deals. In 2013, when construction plans appeared to be finalized, a revised traffic forecast halted the project because it showed that the Great Recession had drastically changed travel patterns.

Those changes led to months of review to verify the project's continued viability and eligibility for expanded Federal Highway Administration loan support.

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http://www.delawareonline.com/story/...tion/75709768/
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Old November 14th, 2015, 07:49 PM   #3110
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Here's an interactive map of the US 301 expressway to be built in Delaware. The red line is the main route, with red pins being interchanges. The green line is a two-lane limited access spur route to connect to Summit Bridge.


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Old November 15th, 2015, 04:16 PM   #3111
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I didn't know about this, but it's good news. Last time I went to Washington I used 301 back...it's a good, low-traffic alternative to 95. Until you hit the state line. Shame it needs to be a toll road, though.
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Old November 16th, 2015, 05:01 AM   #3112
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I didn't know about this, but it's good news. Last time I went to Washington I used 301 back...it's a good, low-traffic alternative to 95. Until you hit the state line. Shame it needs to be a toll road, though.
It will be $4 for the full extent, too. But taking it northbound, with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, would only total about $8 from Washington to Wilmington. Compare that to I-95: $4 for whatever tunnel you take in Baltimore, $8 for the Tydings Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River, and $4 or $5 for the JFK Turnpike (I-95) when entering Delaware. (I don't even know the price of the toll in Delaware because I go around it.) So you would still save about $10 in tolls, and would have a lot less traffic. It is not as direct, so it would probably add 10-15 minutes to your drive, especially if you hit one of the rare traffic lights on 301 on the Eastern Shore, but losing 10 minutes to save $10 is pretty fair.
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Old November 16th, 2015, 07:08 AM   #3113
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Do you all have 8-12-lanes roads... It is so unusual for eu... Really, and so curious I/c. How much did it cost Eisenhower to empower all the system he did in his years?
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It will be $4 for the full extent, too. But taking it northbound, with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, would only total about $8 from Washington to Wilmington. Compare that to I-95: $4 for whatever tunnel you take in Baltimore, $8 for the Tydings Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River, and $4 or $5 for the JFK Turnpike (I-95) when entering Delaware. (I don't even know the price of the toll in Delaware because I go around it.) So you would still save about $10 in tolls, and would have a lot less traffic. It is not as direct, so it would probably add 10-15 minutes to your drive, especially if you hit one of the rare traffic lights on 301 on the Eastern Shore, but losing 10 minutes to save $10 is pretty fair.
Does that include the Del. 1 toll?
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Does that include the Del. 1 toll?
No, but I think this road merges with Route 1 north of the tollbooths. I think the plan is to just get people with tolls on the road itself.
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Old November 17th, 2015, 01:54 AM   #3116
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Do you all have 8-12-lanes roads... It is so unusual for eu... Really, and so curious I/c. How much did it cost Eisenhower to empower all the system he did in his years?
There aren't really that many such roads in USA
vast majority of kilometres in Interstate system are 4 lanes between cities
6 lane is very common near and in cities, 8 lane, but the 12 lane collector-express types that are longer than a few km you could count on your hands probably
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Old November 17th, 2015, 04:11 AM   #3117
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US-169 North thru the Twin Cities Metro

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No, but I think this road merges with Route 1 north of the tollbooths. I think the plan is to just get people with tolls on the road itself.
I take 301 South whenever I have to go below Baltimore. It's really a much nicer drive than 95. If only there was some scenery...
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North Cascades Highway

That part of Washington Route 20 known as the North Cascades Highway has been shut down for the winter season, a little earlier than the average. During only winter season since the that stretch of highway opened in 1972 did it not shut down, and that was in the drought year of 1976-1977. It must have been some drought, because in a normal winter the lanes are buried under many feet of snow, avalanches being a big worry also. It is the northernmost of the few highways (only five if I am counting correctly) which link Western and Eastern Washington.

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