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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:14 AM   #1461
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Probably to serve future suburbs. It's like what the DNT is to Dallas.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 05:22 PM   #1462
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Unusually for Texas, there's not a reserved right of way between frontage roads. But construction of what I presume are segments of it are visible on Google here and here.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:11 PM   #1463
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Probably to serve future suburbs. It's like what the DNT is to Dallas.
That's even worse. Basically it's the very essense of evil.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:21 PM   #1464
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Chisholm Trail Parkway, Texas

The construction of the 28 mile Chisholm Trail Parkway (CTP) began officially today. The toll road will connect I-30 in Forth Worth with US 67 in Cleburne and will open in mid-2014.

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Sweet! Here's a link to their website.

http://www.ntta.org/AboutUs/Projects...ailParkway.htm
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:41 PM   #1465
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That's even worse. Basically it's the very essense of evil.
It is called foresight and advance planning. Instead of waiting local arterials to get clogged and jammed, and the place built-over, they reserve generous ROW so that they can construct highways before or after the area booms (or widen it in stages) without having to spend a hell of money buying roadside property via eminent domain, and saving a hell lot of dollars in the process.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:46 PM   #1466
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It is called foresight and advance planning. Instead of waiting local arterials to get clogged and jammed, and the place built-over, they reserve generous ROW so that they can construct highways before or after the area booms (or widen it in stages) without having to spend a hell of money buying roadside property via eminent domain, and saving a hell lot of dollars in the process.
Otherwise you'll end up like Atlanta. Sprawl AND a roadway network that's over-reliant on beefing up former 2-lane county roads.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:53 PM   #1467
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I just ran across an old Java program I used to play with years ago, and it reminded me of this thread, so I came here to drop the link. You can make your own highway and freeway signs. I think it's US only roadways and markers, but not sure about that. If this has been posted before, sorry, but I thought some folks might be interested in it.

http://www.kurumi.com/roads/signmaker/signmaker.html
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 02:31 AM   #1468
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Otherwise you'll end up like Atlanta. Sprawl AND a roadway network that's over-reliant on beefing up former 2-lane county roads.
Same goes with Florida, 30 years behind on all their roads.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:36 AM   #1469
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Otherwise you'll end up like Atlanta. Sprawl AND a roadway network that's over-reliant on beefing up former 2-lane county roads.
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Same goes with Florida, 30 years behind on all their roads.
Throw in metro DC and metro Baltimore (to a lesser extent) while we're at it.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #1470
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Might as well throw in every other metro area as well. One of the bad side effects of sprawl is that it takes forever for the infastructure to catch up.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 12:53 PM   #1472
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The first 4 miles of the new Goldsboro, North Carolina bypass opened to traffic 2 weeks ago.

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Goldsboro Bypass by NCDOTcommunications, on Flickr

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I've also read they want to introduce Interstate 44 on a corridor from Raleigh to Virginia Beach.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #1473
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I've also read they want to introduce Interstate 44 on a corridor from Raleigh to Virginia Beach.
I reply on the other thread, as this implies an Interstate highway.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #1474
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I've also read they want to introduce Interstate 44 on a corridor from Raleigh to Virginia Beach.
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I reply on the other thread, as this implies an Interstate highway.
Somewhat of a history lesson: Interstate 264 from Norfolk to Virginia Beach (from the interchange eastward) was originally signed as VA 44.

Also, this new Goldsboro bypass is the first route 44 in MD, VA, NC, and SC in several years.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #1475
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The first 4 miles of the new Goldsboro, North Carolina bypass opened to traffic 2 weeks ago.

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I've also read they want to introduce Interstate 44 on a corridor from Raleigh to Virginia Beach.
Shouldn't this also have been trumpeted in the 'Motorway openings in the world' subforvm, in addition to in here?



From Bing aerial images, the new freeway:
http://binged.it/vZ3Vqe

Also, I can see a new I-route corridor being developed between the growing Tidewater and RDU areas. RDU, especially, has seen EXPLOSIVE growth in recent years and there is no good direct highway corridor between them. They are kind of analogous to Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ, although not quite on that scale. I would route it by way of Rocky Mount, NC.

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Old December 28th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #1476
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Also, I can see a new I-route corridor being developed between the growing Tidewater and RDU areas. RDU, especially, has seen EXPLOSIVE growth in recent years and there is no good direct highway corridor between them. They are kind of analogous to Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ, although not quite on that scale. I would route it by way of Rocky Mount, NC.

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A direct freeway connection from Suffolk to I-95 (connecting in either state) would be wonderful. As it stands now, most folks take US 58 from Hampton Roads to I-95, then take 95 South to US 64 in Rocky Mount, then take that west to Raleigh. The stretch of US 58 is the only part that's not a freeway... and west of downtown Suffolk, it's becoming quite sprawly.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #1477
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From Bing aerial images, the new freeway:
http://binged.it/vZ3Vqe
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I can't believe NC built such a short, useless segment of freeway. Why didn't they wait until they could afford the whole bypass?
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #1478
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Alaska Route 11 - Dalton Highway.

Heading from Deadhorse to Fairbanks




























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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #1479
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 03:26 PM   #1480
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I was looking into the tolls of the E-470, the Denver outer beltway. It's a toll road, but I don't get why the tolls are so freaking expensive for a toll road without any major bridges and that runs across flat unpopulated prairies.

The tolls are $ 18.60 for license plate tolls and $ 15.45 with a transponder. That's almost $ 0.40 per mile for the license plate tolls and $ 0.33 per mile with a transponder.

This is MUCH more expensive than other toll roads in the United States (save for bridges and tunnels). Most toll roads in the U.S. charge less than 10 cents per mile, sometimes as low as 4 or 5 cents.
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