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Old February 22nd, 2012, 07:25 AM   #1581
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Maybe Penn's woods knows what this is.

A four-lane highway dead-ends in the woods of King of Prussia, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.

Canceled highway. Here's some more info.

http://www.phillyroads.com/roads/PA-23/
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 05:53 PM   #1582
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I meant on the bridge with the median barrier or middle barrier. Nothing else
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Many of the lanes on the bridge are reversible.

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Next year (supposedly) they are installing movable concrete barriers for the Golden Gate similar to what is used on the Coronado Bridge in San Diego. http://goldengatebridge.org/projects...usJuly2010.php

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It's possible, but depending on destination and origin it's a 12 - 20 mile detour and I-80 is not devoid of congestion either. Plus you have to pay more tolls (2 times instead of 1 time on a return trip).
Exactly. Not to mention I-80 between the Bay Bridge and the Richmond Bridges is THE MOST CONGESTED FREEWAY in the entire Bay Area. "Interstate 80 is a major urban freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area (seen here in Berkeley, California as the Eastshore Freeway). This section of freeway is among the busiest in the region, carrying a peak average of roughly 300,000 cars per day." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_80#California)


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Edit: Sorry to spam the Non-Interstate thread with a Interstate pic
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 06:04 PM   #1583
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Most of the area has two parallel freeways. Like the I-580 and I-880 in Oakland and I-680 and I-880 down to San Jose. However, there is no such thing north of Oakland where all traffic funnels into I-80. I believe it was once planned to extend State Route 13 through the city of Berkeley. Now the entire region is dependent on this single link.

300,000 vehicles on 10 lanes is way too much. You preferably need 14 lanes for that. There are now three freeways funneling into one at the MacArthur Maze.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 06:33 PM   #1584
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They are used a lot but I don't believe many use them as "bypasses" of NYC. Unfortunately I don't think there ever will be a bridge between CT and LI, too expensive and NIMBY land.
Which is a shame, its annoying having to drive all the way back to NYC to go north, not to mention adding towards traffic congestion. Another thing is if you want to connect to an expressway then the furthest east connects are where the largest gaps are between LI and CT. The two viable options would both have to connect near Bridgeport or New Haven so finding land and a connection there would be difficult too. They should have built a connection a long time ago, damn NIMBY's.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 07:31 PM   #1585
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Most of the area has two parallel freeways. Like the I-580 and I-880 in Oakland and I-680 and I-880 down to San Jose. However, there is no such thing north of Oakland where all traffic funnels into I-80. I believe it was once planned to extend State Route 13 through the city of Berkeley. Now the entire region is dependent on this single link.

300,000 vehicles on 10 lanes is way too much. You preferably need 14 lanes for that. There are now three freeways funneling into one at the MacArthur Maze.
14 lanes? Good luck selling that to the residents of Berkeley
There are no long term plans for improvements to the corridor other than ramp metering, which has been difficult to implement due to resistance from the cities.

Had CA 13 connected to the 580/80 interchange, they could have resigned 13 as 580 and it would have served as a bypass of The Maze and downtown Oakland. Oh well.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:06 PM   #1586
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In reply to post #1541:

Is that the usual thing in your country?

Such heavy traffic would apear on the news if it happened in my country

I can see why there's no environmental awareness whatsoever in America.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:37 PM   #1587
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Is that the usual thing in your country?

Such heavy traffic would apear on the news if it happened in my country

I can see why there's no environmental awareness whatsoever in America.
You see similar scenes in every major city in the US.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:35 AM   #1588
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Is that the usual thing in your country?

Such heavy traffic would apear on the news if it happened in my country

I can see why there's no environmental awareness whatsoever in America.
Cool story, bro. Nobody gives a rat's ass, BTW.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:58 AM   #1589
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Is that the usual thing in your country?

Such heavy traffic would apear on the news if it happened in my country

I can see why there's no environmental awareness whatsoever in America.
Yes, because huge traffic jams never happen anywhere else in the world.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:35 PM   #1590
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Yes, because huge traffic jams never happen anywhere else in the world.
Preach it, brother! China had one that lasted, what, 9 freaking days or something like that.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:52 PM   #1591
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Is that the usual thing in your country?

Such heavy traffic would apear on the news if it happened in my country

I can see why there's no environmental awareness whatsoever in America.
Isn't it ironic that that photo was taken in Berkeley, one of if not THE most environmentally aware city in America.


Unrelated to that, much of the traffic on that parallel freeway is actually southbound (80 West/580 East) because the road splits 3 ways without much notice AND there is a relatively busy onramp from Emeryville about a half mile before the split. All the cars changing lanes to the right to go to San Francisco coupled with oncoming cars changing lanes to left for Oakland make for some consistently bad traffic. The East Los Angeles interchange to me is more manageable than this cluster.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #1592
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Preach it, brother! China had one that lasted, what, 9 freaking days or something like that.
Then you have cities like Sao Paulo where it's not uncommon to take more than two hours to drive two city blocks, and where the wealthy tend to commute to work via helicopter.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:19 AM   #1593
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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #1595
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US 27 Chattanooga

Some aerial shots of US 27 (secret I-124) in Chattanooga.

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Old February 28th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #1596
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Since it's officially an interstate, this is in the wrong thread, technically.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:03 PM   #1597
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https://apps.dot.state.nc.us/pio/rel...ls.aspx?r=6114

The North Carolina Turnpike Authority received a record of decision for the construction of the Garden Parkway, a new toll bypass from Gastonia to Charlotte. Construction is expected to begin next year. It's the second toll project in the Charlotte metropolitan area, after the US 74 bypass on the east side of town near Monroe.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #1598
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Semi on-topic question: why are USPS trucks RHD? I read some anecdotes but can't believe it is just to reduce accidents of hurried postmen.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1599
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Probably to give easier access to houses and mailboxes, so you don't have to step out in traffic all the time.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1600
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Probably to give easier access to houses and mailboxes, so you don't have to step out in traffic all the time.
Yea, it's so that the drivers can exit their vehicles straight onto the sidewalk. Actually, the UPS trucks around here are left-hand-drive, but they are easy to get in and out of using the passenger side anyways.

OTOH, those familiar little USPS mail trucks are all right-hand-drive for easy access to roadside mailboxes and easy and safe exit at other delivery locations.

There is no law that says that cars must be left-hand-drive in the USA, it is only customary and you can order a new car with RHD here if you need one.

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