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Old February 22nd, 2016, 04:18 PM   #3301
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Old February 25th, 2016, 06:31 AM   #3302
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Hmmm, no sign of the Helix Fix.
They repaved it and replaced the concrete barrier...but the underside is still a mess in some areas... But what do you expect from the PA...
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Old February 25th, 2016, 06:33 AM   #3303
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Glen Island Harbor Bridge in New Rochelle,NY



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Old February 25th, 2016, 10:55 PM   #3304
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Old February 26th, 2016, 02:16 AM   #3305
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Old February 27th, 2016, 11:25 PM   #3306
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This press release is a bit dated, but I don't see that it has been posted. It details that the movable span for the Wittpenn Bridge carrying NJ-7 over the Hackensack River is under construction in Florida, to be shipped this October.

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Old February 29th, 2016, 10:38 AM   #3307
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Around the Lincoln Tunnel approach in Weehawken,NJ

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Looks like the PA never fully finished the rehabbing of the Helix....


I don&#x27;t think this is done PA!
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Old March 1st, 2016, 05:50 AM   #3308
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 03:40 PM   #3309
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SH 130, Texas

The SH 130 Concession Company files for bankruptcy. It operates the southern 41 miles of State Highway 130 from Seguin to the south side of Austin. It has the highest speed limit in the U.S., at 85 mph.

While traffic shows strong growth (+18% in 2014 and +15% in 2015), it came from a much lower base than anticipated. In 2013, the average daily traffic between Seguin and Lockhart was only 5,100 vehicles per day.



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Old March 3rd, 2016, 06:58 PM   #3310
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The SH 130 Concession Company files for bankruptcy. It operates the southern 41 miles of State Highway 130 from Seguin to the south side of Austin. It has the highest speed limit in the U.S., at 85 mph.

While traffic shows strong growth (+18% in 2014 and +15% in 2015), it came from a much lower base than anticipated. In 2013, the average daily traffic between Seguin and Lockhart was only 5,100 vehicles per day.



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Seems unsurprising. There's not much down that stretch.

Should've spent the money on a full sized toll freeway to Bastrop instead.
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 07:13 PM   #3311
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I agree. It failed to attract much traffic, they blame it on the fact that it opened during the recession, but Austin is the fastest growing large city in the United States.

There are two major issues why through traffic doesn't use SH 130 as much. First, it's longer than I-35, second it's tolled while I-35 is untolled. The major attraction of SH 130 is that it is uncongested and has a high speed limit. This means it's often faster to use SH 130 instead of I-35 if you need to go from San Antonio towards Dallas-Fort Worth, but apparently people don't think it's worth the price. 5,100 vehicles per day is very low for a freeway, on par with I-10 in West Texas (but east of I-20).
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 08:31 PM   #3312
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I used SH-130 northerly from Seguin back in November of last year with a rental car. I have never recieved a bill for the use of the highway.

One of the things that surprised me was how rough some of the road is. From what I understand, the road is built through soil with a high concentration of clay, which has caused the road to heave, quite severely, in several locations. In one location, the heave is significant enough they have posted an advisory speed for vehicles to slow down to 75 MPH as they progress over top of it.

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About two years after it opened, orange signs have gone up on southern sections of Texas 130 southeast of Austin recommending drivers slow down a bit to accommodate pavement problems caused movement of clay soil beneath the road bed. The bumps create a rumbling washboard effect that lasts several seconds for motorists.
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 09:31 PM   #3313
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A direct Austin - Houston freeway would probably been much more useful.
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Old March 4th, 2016, 12:01 AM   #3314
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The SH 130 Concession Company files for bankruptcy. It operates the southern 41 miles of State Highway 130 from Seguin to the south side of Austin. It has the highest speed limit in the U.S., at 85 mph.
After the R-x thing in my country, I'm not surprised.

And as I said once, when VA 28 in the western suburbs of Washington DC gets upgraded to I-366 (although I see it as part of I-666 ), its speed limit will be also 85 mph (137 km/h). (Those who are also on AARoads forum will catch that)
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New Orleans CCC Toll Plaza

Here's how the CCC toll plaza lanes could be redesigned

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Old March 4th, 2016, 07:35 AM   #3316
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I used SH-130 northerly from Seguin back in November of last year with a rental car. I have never recieved a bill for the use of the highway.

One of the things that surprised me was how rough some of the road is. From what I understand, the road is built through soil with a high concentration of clay, which has caused the road to heave, quite severely, in several locations. In one location, the heave is significant enough they have posted an advisory speed for vehicles to slow down to 75 MPH as they progress over top of it.



http://lubbockonline.com/texas/2015-...y#.VtiA_5Ru5QI
I accidentally drove on the new I-35 express lanes in the DFW area last June. They had just opened, I didn't anticipate the ramp bifurcating from the main lanes of 635 and wasn't paying attention to the signs.

The NTTA never billed me. But by October I felt kind of concerned because I had read some horror stories online of people who ended up with massive fines for overdue payments they never knew the owed. So I called their customer service and got it taken care of. You might want to do the same if another 30 or 60 days passes and nothing comes in the mail just to be safe.

Also I understand its possible for the cameras on the gantry to not get a good shot of your plates and it will fail to bill you.
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A direct Austin - Houston freeway would probably been much more useful.
A freeway connecting Houston - Austin - Fredericksburg - Junction (I-10) would be, in my opinion, the most useful new freeway in Texas.
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I'm surprised that trying to raise up a huge old steel bridge is cheaper/easier than just imploding the old rusty creaky thing up and erecting a generic cable stayed bridge instead. Or is there a long term plan to remove the old span once the approaches are redone and some years pass?
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