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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #1161
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Old June 7th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #1162
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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #1163
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US 78 Business/GA 10 through downtown Athens, Georgia in the spring. Before I moved here, I didn't expect the volume of traffic to be as high as it is...


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Old June 8th, 2011, 04:54 AM   #1164
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Professor L Gee; each person in Georgia has 2 vehicles, one that the person is actually driving, the second that is actually remote controlled by the driver in the first vehicle. That accounts for the congestion. Those that have pets cats/dogs have 3 vehicles in which the pet has been trained to drive the 3rd vehicle as well...all this is done just to create congestion and annoy everyone else.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:25 AM   #1165
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Professor L Gee; each person in Georgia has 2 vehicles, one that the person is actually driving, the second that is actually remote controlled by the driver in the first vehicle. That accounts for the congestion. Those that have pets cats/dogs have 3 vehicles in which the pet has been trained to drive the 3rd vehicle as well...all this is done just to create congestion and annoy everyone else.
That's seemingly true about metro Atlanta, but not anywhere else. Athens has all people-driven cars.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #1166
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yea like I-285? here is an example of what is said in households around Atlanta every morning; "morning Mr. Winkles(cat), do you want to go for a drive on 285 go round and round, and piss people off? "MEOW!!" ah that reminds me did you pee pee? First let me get my remote control for my other car...K LETS GO!"
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:56 AM   #1167
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I don't go to Atlanta nearly as much as I would like to... and, oddly enough, I've only driven on 285 twice since moving here.

I'll say this though... Gwinnett County traffic is HORRENDOUS, even compared to Atlanta proper. That's what happens when development outpaces infrastructure... you get intersections like this one here which remain congested even at 10:55 PM EDT.

I wish I had a picture of this bottleneck...
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Old June 8th, 2011, 07:04 AM   #1168
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I don't go to Atlanta nearly as much as I would like to... and, oddly enough, I've only driven on 285 twice since moving here.

I'll say this though... Gwinnett County traffic is HORRENDOUS, even compared to Atlanta proper. That's what happens when development outpaces infrastructure... you get intersections like this one here which remain congested even at 10:55 PM EDT.

I wish I had a picture of this bottleneck...
Oh, Gwinnett traffic is nothing now. You should've seen it before the recession.

Building 316 as an at-grade highway was one of the stupidest things this state ever did, even though when the part you're talking about at GA 20 was built in 1980, traffic was still pretty light. Accident rates are high, too.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #1169
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I can't imagine it being worse than it is now... Every time I've gone through there, there's been an accident. That's why I found alternate routes to Buford and Atlanta.

Also, have you heard that they're finally gonna upgrade more of 316 to freeway standards? The general consensus seems to be that they should have built it right the first time.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 04:43 AM   #1170
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Also, have you heard that they're finally gonna upgrade more of 316 to freeway standards? The general consensus seems to be that they should have built it right the first time.
I've heard it so many times I stopped listening-- over a decade ago.

BTW, next time you go that way, I was the field engineer (layout guy) for that big round building just west of Collins Hill Road: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...13797&t=h&z=16 , at the upper left. It was...interesting. It's also where I was on 9/11.

EDIT: Oh, wow... updated imagery of Atlanta's El Toro Y!

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Old June 9th, 2011, 06:34 AM   #1171
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Hey, I'm kinda new to the state.

I'll have to keep my eyes open for that building next time I'm out there... maybe take a convenient detour.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1172
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Some pictures of US highways I took in April 2009 in Florida:

FL-704 in West Palm Beach:





There was a forest fire near road 1281 in Florida, so they were taking water with the helicopter from the channel next to the road (check how twisty is this road).





Florida's Turnpike toll gates:







State Highway 1A near Cape Canaveral:

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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:26 PM   #1173
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Beautiful pictures bogdymol, Florida's highways seem pretty nice.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #1174
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Anyone have any updates on the North Spokane Corridor in Spokane, WA? Seems like a very interesting project. This is from wikipedia:

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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #1175
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Beautiful pictures bogdymol, Florida's highways seem pretty nice.
Scenery wise yes.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:14 AM   #1176
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US 22 at Weirton WV, Veterans Memorial Bridge

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US 22 eastbound-Weirton, WV by PennDOTFan, on Flickr

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Old June 16th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #1177
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WV is a spectacular state for driving in.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 12:41 PM   #1178
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My Commuter Bus ride home yesterday along the GSP...
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Old June 27th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #1179
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US 45 (Wisconsin) upgrade update

Freeway conversion work on the last part of US 45 between US 41 and US 10 northwest of Oshkosh/west of Appleton, WI to begin, estimated completion - late 2012. Work involves extending full frontage roads along both sides of the highway and building three new crossroad overcrossing bridges.

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/...0101/106270431

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http://maps.google.com/?ll=44.147232...,0.703125&z=11
The segment in question is between Winchester (County 'II' interchange) and County 'G'. The remainder of US 45 between US 10 and US 41 is already a fully interstate-compatible freeway.



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