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Old July 11th, 2010, 06:16 AM   #901
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Style of mounting is up to the individual states. Most of the states that see hurricanes on a regular basis tend to use spanwires, for example (less chance of serious damage) while others tend to favor mast-arms. Even then, there is a lot of variance between states. For example, SOP for overhead signals in Illinois is a mast arm with a vertical signal head over each lane, while the usual Wisconsin installation is a single horizontally mounted head over each side of the street. Those two above images from Eau Claire, WI show typical Wisconsin installations. A notable exception to that rule in Wisconsin is the City of Green Bay - there it is normal to see two or even more horizontal signal heads on each mast arm.

As for span wires outside of the eastern and southern coastal areas, two notable states are Indiana and Michigan - each with their own unique styles.

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Span wires are used because they are cheap not because they are better for hurricanes. For example every new traffic light you find in Florida usually has a mast arm because they are better in hurricanes. Span wires fall in some hurricanes and over a life span of a traffic light it is more expensive to fix a light after a hurricane than to have a mast.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #902
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #903
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #904
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What is that? It looks like I-105 / I-110 in Los Angeles to me, or am I wrong?
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #905
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I have just been on holidays there, and I took those photos while waiting for the Silver Metro Line.
The station is called Harbor Freeway so therefore, there you have the name of the road (I don't know the number).

I'll upload more photos of other roads later on

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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #906
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Anyone know why the bus lanes switch sides below the metro station?

Here you can see that after the metro station they switch back:
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #907
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Anyone know why the bus lanes switch sides below the metro station?
Oh, never mind. I think I figured it out. It's because the doors are on the right side of the bus.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #908
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Yeah I was just gonna say. The doors are on the right side (as usual), but the bus stop is in the median.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #909
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Yeah, while being there I asked myself the same question, and found also by myself the same answer
Good infrastructure there in LA.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #910
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Some pics that I took of the Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit, the Lodge was the first freeway built into dowtown


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The Lodge passes under Detroit's convention center before ending


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Not my photo showing the Lodge's end a Jefferson Ave.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #911
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San Diego Freeway (405):







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Old July 13th, 2010, 01:54 AM   #912
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Fun fact about the Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL

It has a maximum capacity of 75,000 parking spaces. At $ 14 per parking day, the maximum amount of parking fee revenue is just over $ 1 million per day
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Old July 13th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #913
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Disney has an interesting system of governance as to how they handle the infrastructure at the resort in the form of the Reedy Creek Improvement District too. Disney World is certainly unique. In addition to maintaining local building codes, enforcing environmental protection, and maintaining 4 fire stations, it handles all the utilities of the resort area and most relevant to the conversation,

"Roads: Many of the main roads in the District are public roads maintained by the District, while minor roads and roads dead-ending at attractions are private roads maintained by Disney; in addition, state-maintained Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 192 pass through the District, as does part of the right-of-way of County Road 535 (formerly State Road 535)."

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Old July 14th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #914
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nice pix. i like ur pictures of the harbor as well.

just so you know, all these freeways are technically interstates, while this thread is dedicated to 'non-interstate roads and highways'. u might want to post your pictures from now on here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=277981
im not trying to hate, but more people (who care) might see them there
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nice pix. i like ur pictures of the harbor as well.

just so you know, all these freeways are technically interstates, while this thread is dedicated to 'non-interstate roads and highways'. u might want to post your pictures from now on here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=277981
im not trying to hate, but more people (who care) might see them there
I must say I was not sure when uploading the photos.
Thank you very much for your advice, I'll upload them in the correct place right now, and sorry for the mistake
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Old July 15th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #916
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I must say I was not sure when uploading the photos.
Thank you very much for your advice, I'll upload them in the correct place right now, and sorry for the mistake
no apologies needed. thank you for contributing photos!
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:22 AM   #917
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Yes thank you Davodavo, always nice to see some California roads.
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Yes thank you Davodavo, always nice to see some California roads.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 11:55 AM   #919
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In Seattle, construction will commence this month to replace the deteriorated Alaskan Way viaduct (SR-99). Initially, the southern section of the viaduct in the port area will be replaced by a regular six-lane elevated structure.

There is no final word on the downtown section yet. However, I do feel the bored tunnel option is awfully expensive at $ 2 billion for one mile. A cut&cover option may be significantly cheaper, and is also better if you want some off- and on-ramps towards downtown.

Replacing it with a traffic light boulevard is not an option, as 80,000 vehicles per day use the current viaduct. There is also a substandard option of a six-lane boulevard with right-in, right-out exits (no traffic lights), but such a boulevard would remain a barrier between downtown and the waterfront. It would definitely be the cheapest option though.

I also don't like the toll option, as it would only increase traffic on the already saturated parallel Interstate 5.
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A huge sinkhole appeared a few days ago in Milwaukee. It actually swallowed an SUV.
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