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Old December 24th, 2015, 04:07 PM   #3201
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Bertha has been out of order for two years. The original plan was to open the tunnel to traffic in late 2015.
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Old December 24th, 2015, 04:22 PM   #3202
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Boy, is Bertha being babied!
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Bertha has been out of order for two years. The original plan was to open the tunnel to traffic in late 2015.
Babied? Maybe Bertha needs to be burped.

Sorry; I couldn't pass up the alliteration.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 08:41 AM   #3203
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Well after that maintenance stop there is no return. It either makes it or the project is doomed. Hopefully no more problems will occur, project is way behind as is.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 09:18 AM   #3204
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Well after that maintenance stop there is no return. It either makes it or the project is doomed. Hopefully no more problems will occur, project is way behind as is.
It's very unlikely that Bertha will break down again. However, if it does, they'll just fix it again and the project will suffer another delay. Cancellation is not a realistic option.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 09:27 AM   #3205
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Dallas Horseshoe Project update for the month of November:


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I was thinking about this being in the Non-Interstate thread then remembered how this project carries U.S. 67 and U.S. 77 which sadly is not signed though the area. Thanks for the update!
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Old December 28th, 2015, 09:45 PM   #3206
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The new stack interchange between SR-826 and SR-836 in Miami, Florida seems nearly completed:


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Old December 29th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #3207
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Texas has a gigantic system of paved roads, with Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, state highways, farm roads, ranch roads, park roads, recreational roads, etc.

But are there county highways in Texas? Sometimes Google Earth comes up with road numbers that are not FM roads, but also not other types of state highways.

Some toll roads are operated by the county (such as by HCTRA in Harris County). But I could not find much about numbered highways maintained by counties.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 12:10 AM   #3208
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Texas has a gigantic system of paved roads, with Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, state highways, farm roads, ranch roads, park roads, recreational roads, etc.

But are there county highways in Texas? Sometimes Google Earth comes up with road numbers that are not FM roads, but also not other types of state highways.

Some toll roads are operated by the county (such as by HCTRA in Harris County). But I could not find much about numbered highways maintained by counties.
There are some county roads throughout the state; however, the system isn't consistent and signage changes from county to county. It's not like in Florida, where county roads are a state system that's maintained on a county level.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 05:38 PM   #3209
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An aerial video of the State Road 9B extension in Jacksonville. It runs from US 1 to I-95, and further down to St. John's Parkway. It is planned to become I-795 at some point.

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/ne...iew-upc/nps3j/

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A stroll through Uptown - Manhattan on the last day of 2015!
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Old January 1st, 2016, 07:33 PM   #3211
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Aerial view of the Oregon 42 corridor, where work is underway to reopen a lane by Jan. 4 by Oregon Department of Transportation, on Flickr
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Old January 6th, 2016, 12:58 AM   #3212
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State roads of eastern Washington

First State Hwy 283 for a few miles:

DSC01223
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Then very scenic Hwy 17
P9242493 by Geogregor*, on Flickr


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Old January 6th, 2016, 12:59 AM   #3213
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DSC01236
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


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Short stretch of US Hwy (to State Hwy 155)

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Luckily we don't have to follow that dude

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Old January 6th, 2016, 01:01 AM   #3214
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State Hwy 155 even more scenic than 17

DSC01249
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Old January 7th, 2016, 12:30 AM   #3215
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Continuing State Hwy 17

DSC01266
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Approaching Grand Coulee Dam

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Short video from Hwy 155


And that's it from this stretch. I'll leave this thread to rest from too many photos.
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Texas has a gigantic system of paved roads, with Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, state highways, farm roads, ranch roads, park roads, recreational roads, etc.

But are there county highways in Texas? Sometimes Google Earth comes up with road numbers that are not FM roads, but also not other types of state highways.

Some toll roads are operated by the county (such as by HCTRA in Harris County). But I could not find much about numbered highways maintained by counties.
Google usually has numbers listed for county roads, but sometimes isn't correct. Sometimes the only way to know the correct road number is to go there. I used to drive to a county outside Dallas or Fort Worth and ride my bicycle for hours on county roads.

The type of road definitely depends on the county (and how much money it has). As you get closer to a big city, the county roads are paved and are better quality. Counties far from any large city often have dirt roads that may or may not be smooth. Some counties also have gravel roads. County roads outside big cities are almost always numbered or lettered. Roads within a big city are named. Here is a collection of roads that I've been on.

All pictures by me. (CR=County Road)

Cooke CR 421


Wise CR 4717


Hill CR 1313


Limestone CR 439


Van Zandt CR 2620


Van Zandt (you can see that they've renumbered the roads several times by looking closely at the signs)


Van Zandt CR 2508 (this area had tons of road patches)


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Old January 12th, 2016, 05:16 AM   #3218
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Massive slide severs US 2


Near Waterville, Washington. Waterville, isolated to begin with, is temporarily cut off from the Wenatchee area where residents drive for most shopping needs. For those who are familiar with the area, the slide covers that part of the road which crazily twists and turns while gaining elevation, going from "river level" on the Columbia up to the Waterville plateau. Weird geology in the area, somewhat similar to above postings of the coulee country farther east of Waterville on US 2, created by what is said to be the most massive floods in geologic history, the ice age Lake Missoula failure(s).

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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Old January 12th, 2016, 05:48 AM   #3219
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From my road trip through Eastern Washington last spring.

Moses Coulee as seen from US 2, in the middle of nowhere, halfway between Waterville and Coulee City.






Dry Falls at the junction of US 2 and Washington SR 17. Said to be the largest waterfall that ever existed.


http://www.gonorthwest.com/Washingto.../Dry_Falls.htm

Grand Coulee! As seen to the south of Dry Falls.


No lack of interesting geography and geology as seen from the highways and byways of Central and Eastern Washington!
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Old January 12th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #3220
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SR-23 First Coast Expressway

Some aerial photos of Florida State Road 23 under construction, a new beltway around the western and southern side of Jacksonville.









This article contains renders of the new Shands Bridge, which SR-23 will use to cross the Río de San Juan south of Jacksonville.

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/art...-shands-bridge

There is a common belief that the St. Johns River is one of only two rivers in the world that flow north. http://www.metrojacksonville.com/art...is-one-of-many
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