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Old February 8th, 2016, 06:32 AM   #3281
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Construction on the new $ 246 million Bonner Bridge will likely begin in March. The 2.8 mile bridge across the Oregon Inlet to Hatteras Island opened in 1963 with a projected 30 year lifespan, which it has exceeded by 23 years now. The bridge is prone to severe erosion. It is the only road link towards Hatteras Island, part of the Outer Banks.

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Is this the only bridge being replaced in this project? What will the new bridge look like?
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Old February 9th, 2016, 06:43 PM   #3282
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US 75 McKinney, Texas

It will be a bridge with larger spans, but nothing spectacular as far as I know. It took a lot of effort to get this project going due to the impact on aquatic features.

Meanwhile, let's take a look at Dallas again. This is US 75 in McKinney, a suburb 30 miles north of Dallas along US 75. It grew from 21,000 in 1990 to over 150,000 today. It is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the U.S. The major freeway through McKinney is US 75, which was recently widened from four to eight lanes. It seems easily expandable to ten lanes, they preserved a median and already made the bridges wide enough to support ten lanes without having to reconstruct them.

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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:11 PM   #3283
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FM 2499, Texas

A comparison of FM 2499 near Grapevine, Texas. It's a late part of the DFW Connector project apparently. The main freeway / texpress lanes project was already completed a while ago.

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Old February 12th, 2016, 04:35 PM   #3284
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That is the Pinto Creek Bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/az/gila/351/

The photo series is documenting improvements to US 60 in Arizona.
Are they planning on upgrading it to limited access out to Globe? Or is US 60 like US 93 between Kingman and Wickenburg, where there's only a handful of houses/businsses fronting against the road anyway?
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Old February 14th, 2016, 12:23 AM   #3285
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US 1/9 at Newark Airport


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Old February 14th, 2016, 06:12 AM   #3286
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Old February 14th, 2016, 06:16 PM   #3287
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Texas Hill Country

Ranch to Market Road 337 in the Texas Hill Country northwest of San Antonio.


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The Three Sisters of the Hill Country on FM 337 (Picture a Day September 24, 2009) by mlhradio, on Flickr
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Old February 16th, 2016, 07:47 AM   #3288
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From some of my trip to eastern Washington Sunday.

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Old February 16th, 2016, 07:53 AM   #3289
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More of the Pacific Coast Highway:


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Old February 17th, 2016, 06:44 AM   #3290
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Old February 17th, 2016, 12:29 PM   #3291
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SH 249 Tomball Parkway, Texas

A record of decision (ROD) has been issued for the construction of a 15 mile segment of the SH 249 extension in northwestern Houston. It would extend SH 249 from Pinehurst to FM 1774 north of Todd Mission, bringing the Houston freeway system into Grimes County.

It will be a four-lane toll road on a 400 ft wide right-of-way. There won't be a lot of frontage roads, but the ROW is wide enough for the future construction of frontage roads and additional tolled lanes if needed.



This segment of toll road is north of where the current toll roads end at FM 2920 near Tomball. Planning is underway to extend SH 249 as a toll road to Pinehurst in two phases, which according to the Houston Chronicle, are planned to open to traffic in 2018.

SH 249 is planned to ultimately link up to SH 6 at Navasota, connecting the College Station area with Houston by freeway.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 10:05 PM   #3292
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Glenn Highway, Alaska

The Glenn Highway (State Route 1) in Alaska.
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Do you guys think that the expressway portion of US 30 will ever connect to I-83 in York, PA? It's almost there, but there's a couple car dealerships and other small businesses in the way. You add 5-10 minutes to the drive from Baltimore to Lancaster or vice versa by not having this connection. I'm sure people living near Hills Road don't like the through traffic because of the missing connection.

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https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9807...!3m1!1e3?hl=en

As you can see in Streetview, you can see I-83 from the road used to connect from US 30 west to I-83 south.
https://goo.gl/maps/9ZfLxNTuWKB2
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Old February 19th, 2016, 06:13 AM   #3294
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The Glenn Highway (State Route 1) in Alaska.
Wow fantastic! So does not look real! But it is.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 09:10 PM   #3295
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Unaweep Canyon, Colorado

State Highway 141 through the Unaweep Canyon in western Colorado.


Two Lanes and a lot of Red Rock Canyons by Scott Heinley, on Flickr




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Do you guys think that the expressway portion of US 30 will ever connect to I-83 in York, PA? It's almost there, but there's a couple car dealerships and other small businesses in the way. You add 5-10 minutes to the drive from Baltimore to Lancaster or vice versa by not having this connection. I'm sure people living near Hills Road don't like the through traffic because of the missing connection.

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As you can see in Streetview, you can see I-83 from the road used to connect from US 30 west to I-83 south.
https://goo.gl/maps/9ZfLxNTuWKB2
What I've always wondered is how 30 and 83 ended up paralleling each other for a couple of miles. So that if you're driving from Baltimore to Lancaster you end up covering about three miles more than you need to. But I tend - when going from 83 northbound to 30 eastbound - to get off 83 at Pa. 462, go east to Memory Lane, then north to 30.
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CA-12 in Sonoma County wine country with vineyards and Mt. Hood in the background:


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Old February 20th, 2016, 04:58 PM   #3299
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 05:39 AM   #3300
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What I've always wondered is how 30 and 83 ended up paralleling each other for a couple of miles. So that if you're driving from Baltimore to Lancaster you end up covering about three miles more than you need to. But I tend - when going from 83 northbound to 30 eastbound - to get off 83 at Pa. 462, go east to Memory Lane, then north to 30.
I did the same thing, but Hills Road instead of Memory Lane. The fact that you have to drive through a neighborhood is kind of crazy. Maybe that will eventually be fixed.
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