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Old March 20th, 2017, 09:44 PM   #3721
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Old March 21st, 2017, 08:49 PM   #3722
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I always wondered, do the pick up debries after that or the just let them rot at the bottom the lake?
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Old March 21st, 2017, 09:39 PM   #3723
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Usually the former.

The debris can be a navigation and environmental hazard.

Plus there's the srap value.
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Old March 31st, 2017, 07:49 PM   #3724
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SH 99 Grand Parkway, Houston, TX

Texas Transportation Commission Awards Design-Build Contract for SH 99 (Grand Parkway) Segments H, I-1, I-2 in Houston and Beaumont Districts

TxDOT has selected Grand Parkway Infrastructure, whose equity members include Ferrovial Agroman US, Granite Construction Co., and Webber LLC, to serve as the design-builder to develop, design, construct and maintain approximately 44 miles of SH 99/Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 and I-2 in Chambers, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties.

This toll-lane project begins at US 59 and connects to the existing I-2A portion, continuing on to SH 146 to ultimately complete the northeast segments of the 180-mile Grand Parkway loop.

Grand Parkway Infrastructure, the selected design-builder, will build Segments H and I-1, a new tolled two-lane controlled access facility, with intermittent four-lane sections for passing from US 59 North to I-10 East (approximately 38 miles); Segment I-2 which includes four additional toll lanes from FM 1405 to SH 146 for approximately six miles; and upgrade the tolling equipment of the existing tolled four-lane facility from I-10 East to FM 1405.

The construction work will begin in early 2018 and is scheduled to be substantially complete in early 2022.
Full press release: http://txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-.../009-2017.html

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Old April 1st, 2017, 09:11 PM   #3725
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SH 286, Crosstown Expressway, Corpus Christi, Texas

A progress report on the SH 286 Crosstown Expressway extension in Corpus Christi, Texas.

http://www.kristv.com/story/35045366...ension-project

The freeway is being extended by 2 miles to FM / CR? 43. It is planned to open to traffic by late summer.

Another extension to FM 2444 is also planned, but likely won't start soon given the low traffic volumes on that stretch (barely over 5,000 vehicles per day).

The extension is visible on this January 2017 imagery in Google Earth:
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Old April 1st, 2017, 09:33 PM   #3726
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US 281, San Antonio, Texas

Governor Abbott Breaks Ground For TxDOT’s US 281 Expansion Project

Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) US 281 expansion project. The first phase of the project will expand US 281 by adding non-tolled express lanes between Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway stretching over 8-miles.

The second phase will begin 2019 just North of Stone Oak Parkway and continue to Comal County.

“The approval of Proposition 7 by voters in 2015 and the Texas Clear Lanes Initiative have allowed both phases of the U.S. 281 expansion to move forward without tolls,” said TxDOT Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg, Jr.
Full press release: http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/23331

As indicated in the press release, the US 281 expansion was originally planned as a tolled expressway, it would've been the first toll road in San Antonio. Tolled lanes were also recently scrapped on I-10 west of San Antonio. There are still plans to build elevated toll lanes along I-35 north of San Antonio.

It will be a six lane freeway with frontage roads. Other media report that US 281 will feature the first HOV lanes in San Antonio. I doubt if allocating a third of the capacity to HOV users is a sound decision though, usually the share of carpooling is between 10% (most of US) and 20% (California). In most other large cities HOV lanes are typically the 4th or 5th lane. Though there are examples of HOV lanes on six-lane freeways.
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Old April 2nd, 2017, 05:48 AM   #3727
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Bertha poised to end her long, at times troubled (but not lately) journey underneath Seattle's waterfront, downtown, and Belltown. From the Seattle Times.
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 03:56 AM   #3728
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101/110 FWY Interchange, Los Angeles, CA

101/110 FWY Interchange by Sterling Davis, on Flickr

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Old April 3rd, 2017, 05:00 AM   #3729
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I'm pretty sure that this remains the quintessential "stack" that is shown from overhead whenever people want to emphasize the impacts of cars and labyrinthine nature of freeways.
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Old April 4th, 2017, 10:45 PM   #3730
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SR-99, Seattle, Washington

Bertha breaks through: SR 99 tunneling machine emerges near Seattle Center

Work continues inside the tunnel as crews work toward early 2019 opening

A year ago, SR 99 tunnel crews were about to face their biggest challenge: a trip beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct they were working to replace. Today, with the viaduct and more than 9,270 feet of new tunnel safely behind them, there was nothing left to face but daylight as the SR 99 tunneling machine chewed its way into a pit near Seattle Center.

Bertha’s 1.7-mile drive beneath Seattle came to a successful end Tuesday afternoon, 64 years to the day since the viaduct first opened to traffic. Led by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and designed and built by contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners, the tunnel project will move a two-mile section of SR 99 underground when it wraps up in early 2019.
Full press release: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/news/2017/04...seattle-center
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SH 183 Dallas, Texas

The 'Midtown Express' project (SH 183 expansion) in Dallas.

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Old April 21st, 2017, 11:13 PM   #3734
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US 60 Springfield, Missouri

The US 60 / US 65 interchange in Springfield, Missouri.


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Old April 22nd, 2017, 08:45 AM   #3735
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^ Those are pretty artistic photos to be taken for an official DOT flickr page.
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I agree. Their photos are one of the best of any DOT Flickr page that I know of. Though their content is often limited to a small number of regions, some parts of the state rarely if ever have photos on Flickr. For example Jefferson City is over represented, probably because it is the state capital and MoDOT has their headquarters there.
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The final spans of the 1922 Ironton-Russell Bridge across the Ohio River were demolished earlier this week. The bridge was replaced by a cable-stayed bridge last year.



An increased number of bridges across the Ohio River have been replaced over the past 20 years. Since 2000, 7 cable-stayed bridges opened to traffic across the Ohio River. There are nine in total.
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California 1, Big Sur

California State Route 1 has been severed by a significant landslide in the Big Sur. It is not far from the bridge that collapsed in March.

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