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Old March 22nd, 2016, 10:39 PM   #3341
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Niagara Falls, NY

A 2 mile segment of the Robert Moses Parkway north of downtown Niagara Falls will be demolished next year.



According to the New York State Department of Transportation Traffic Data Viewer, the average traffic is only 3,000 vehicles per day on the parkway and 2,600 vehicles per day on adjacent Whirlpool Street. There used to be no less than 8 lanes to carry these 5,600 vehicles per day. The southbound lanes of the Robert Moses Parkway was repurposed into a trail in 2001.

The Robert Moses Parkway opened to traffic in 1962, it was designed as a part of a network of parkways in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region that was suppose to cater to a much larger population that never materialized.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 11:26 PM   #3343
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FM 2499, Texas

The northbound lanes of FM 2499 near the Grapevine Mills north of DFW Airport will open to traffic this week. This is one of the very few freeway-like Farm to Market Roads in Texas.

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Old March 23rd, 2016, 03:38 AM   #3344
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A 2 mile segment of the Robert Moses Parkway north of downtown Niagara Falls will be demolished next year.



According to the New York State Department of Transportation Traffic Data Viewer, the average traffic is only 3,000 vehicles per day on the parkway and 2,600 vehicles per day on adjacent Whirlpool Street. There used to be no less than 8 lanes to carry these 5,600 vehicles per day. The southbound lanes of the Robert Moses Parkway was repurposed into a trail in 2001.

The Robert Moses Parkway opened to traffic in 1962, it was designed as a part of a network of parkways in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region that was suppose to cater to a much larger population that never materialized.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 04:11 AM   #3345
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that road (along with the Lake Ontario parkway in Rochester) is hilariously empty. Huge, huge waste of infrastructure.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 04:15 AM   #3346
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A 2 mile segment of the Robert Moses Parkway north of downtown Niagara Falls will be demolished next year.



According to the New York State Department of Transportation Traffic Data Viewer, the average traffic is only 3,000 vehicles per day on the parkway and 2,600 vehicles per day on adjacent Whirlpool Street. There used to be no less than 8 lanes to carry these 5,600 vehicles per day. The southbound lanes of the Robert Moses Parkway was repurposed into a trail in 2001.

The Robert Moses Parkway opened to traffic in 1962, it was designed as a part of a network of parkways in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region that was suppose to cater to a much larger population that never materialized.
Step #3: Upzone the living daylights out of Whirlpool Street b/c those views across the park and into the gorge are obvious amenities for timeshare condos.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 08:04 PM   #3347
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[QUOTE=ChrisZwolle;131584110]A 2 mile segment of the Robert Moses Parkway north of downtown Niagara Falls will be demolished next year.




Drove this section last week. It is pitifully empty and in relatively poor shape. This will be a vast improvement. Hopefully help in the revitalization process (along with the current renovations to NF railway station) of Niagara Falls, NY, which is a spooky place.
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Old March 24th, 2016, 09:35 AM   #3350
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Here's a feature you don't come across too often:

https://goo.gl/maps/4KApxyDKzJy

A few years ago I'd gotten lost out by Gladwyne and distinctly remembered crossing a ford. Well, now I've found it.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 03:19 AM   #3351
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4 lanes of US67 between Searcy, AR (more specifically the section that's left) and Walnut Ridge, AR should be ready by Labor Day;

http://www.thetd.com/freepages/2016-...ews/story1.php
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Old March 28th, 2016, 05:43 PM   #3352
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SH 99 Grand Parkway, Houston, TX

Segment G of State Highway 99 / Grand Parkway around Houston opens to traffic tomorrow. It's a 12.5 mile segment from I-45 to I-69 (US 59) northeast of Houston.

Segment G is shown on this map:


The Houston Chronicle article also comments that the next phase from I-69 to I-10 east of Houston will start construction next year, opening in 2021.

Construction also recently began on a short stretch of frontage road of Segment C south of I-69 in Fort Bend County.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 01:37 AM   #3353
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Step #3: Upzone the living daylights out of Whirlpool Street b/c those views across the park and into the gorge are obvious amenities for timeshare condos.
And then when the induced traffic going to the developments gets bad, build a highway in the empty space to the side created, rinse repeat
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FM 457, Texas

An unusual spiral bridge is planned across the Intracoastal Waterway in Matagorda County, Texas. It's part of FM 457. It will be 92 ft (28 m) high.

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Old March 30th, 2016, 09:22 PM   #3355
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that road (along with the Lake Ontario parkway in Rochester) is hilariously empty. Huge, huge waste of infrastructure.
I drove the Lake Ontario/Robert Moses combination from Rochester to Niagara Falls once. On a nice Sunday. It was indeed empty.
I don't know that a scenic drive is necessarily a waste, though.
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Old March 30th, 2016, 09:42 PM   #3356
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John Kilpatrick Turnpike, Oklahoma City

The preliminary alignment has been published for the John Kilpatrick Turnpike extension southwest of Oklahoma City. It's a 6-7 mile extension from I-40 to OK-152. Construction could start next year.

I've read some criticism earlier regarding the fact that subdivisions were built within the logical right-of-way of the toll road, but they seem to have managed to find a route around these subdivisions.

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I drove the Lake Ontario/Robert Moses combination from Rochester to Niagara Falls once. On a nice Sunday. It was indeed empty.
I don't know that a scenic drive is necessarily a waste, though.
It might actually be the only Robert Moses-involved parkway that is actually working as intended and not turned into a congested suburban commuter route
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Old April 6th, 2016, 08:50 PM   #3358
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US 183, Bergstrom Expressway, Austin, Texas

http://kxan.com/2016/04/06/bergstrom...ustin-airport/

Construction started on the 'Bergstrom Expressway' in Austin today. It is an eight mile toll road in the median of US 183 that will link US 290 and SH 71 by a freeway-standard road. The project includes untolled frontage roads. The $ 743 million project will be partially completed by 2019 and entirely by 2020.

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Old April 7th, 2016, 12:15 PM   #3359
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An unusual spiral bridge is planned across the Intracoastal Waterway in Matagorda County, Texas. It's part of FM 457. It will be 92 ft (28 m) high.

Seems a bit overengineered for the location? It would only serve about 100 homes and a handful of businesses. I can see the existing drawbridge is rather rickety, then why not replace it with another? A 92ft high bridge in that area looks to be an eyesore.
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Maybe because it is an hurricane evacuation road? Not sure though.
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