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Old May 26th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #1661
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Why don't we turn every two lane country road into a ten lane mega freeway while we're at it!!

Lets build roads for the hell of it!! Who cares about need!
For sake, the Chesapeake Bay is not a wilderness far away from the World.

How much is AADT on the crossing?
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Old May 26th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #1662
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About 9,000 vehicles use the CBBT on average.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #1663
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Highway fatality rates are not higher in US than in Europe, measures as deaths per 1 billion mile-vehicle.

The different is almost entirely attributed to higher city traffic fatality rate in US.
Well, Wikipedia suggests otherwise:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ted_death_rate

Even when looking at deaths per billion vehicle-kms, Western European roads are safer than US roads: US: 8.5, UK: 5,7, Germany: 7.2, Sweden: 5.1, France 7.7, Norway 6.1.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1664
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Texas officials want to extend the SH 130 designation from Seguin to San Antonio, running it concurrent with I-10 and I-410.

I don't think this makes much sense. It appears to be an effort to promote the new SH 130 toll road extension from Austin to Seguin, so through traffic from Laredo towards Dallas can follow SH 130 all the way.

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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #1665
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Some Kentucky roads.
As I already explained in the interstate highways thread they might look a bit boring, with a lot of shots of signage, but I took them with Polish forumers in mind, to show them typical US roads.






























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Old May 29th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1666
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I don't think this makes much sense. It appears to be an effort to promote the new SH 130 toll road extension from Austin to Seguin, so through traffic from Laredo towards Dallas can follow SH 130 all the way.
Yeah, sounds silly to me. I think there's already some information overload on the signs for drivers around 410/10 East/35 because of that triangle shaped junction near the Army Hospital.

People should just look at maps or use GPS devices for crying out loud.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:01 AM   #1667
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After Kentucky time for West Virginia
First, this intriguing pedestrian ramp in Charleston.










Let's go east!


Taking 16 south.








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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #1668
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New River Gorge Bridge


US Hwy 19, 267m above the river






Roads leading under the bridge.








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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:22 AM   #1669
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US Hwy19 heading north






I like speed limits activated only when works are really happening


I was driving on Saturday afternoon and it was really empty and fun to drive road.












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Old May 30th, 2012, 07:11 AM   #1670
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New River Gorge Bridge

This is nearly the exact view of that bridge that appears on the West Virginia 'State Quarter'.

Go to:
http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint...brary/#50state
and then scroll down to the last one listed in 2005 for the coin's design.

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Old May 30th, 2012, 09:30 AM   #1671
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I miss driving those US roads especially on weekends when is just you and the open road but during rush hours is a pain in the neck like everywhere else more or less I suppose. By the way, great pictures.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #1672
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"geogregor" Thanks for uploading those beautiful pictures, because
WOW just amazing pictures and roads in the U.S.

I want to drive there NOW
Very very nice scenery around Kentucky, and very nice roads.

I will have my vication in the U.S. and Kentucky must be one of the state we will travel around in now
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Old May 30th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #1673
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SR-57/SR-60 Diamond Bar, CA

The second busiest stretch of road in the Los Angeles metropolitan area is the multiplex of the Orange Freeway (CA-57) and Pomona Freeway (CA-60). It carries 350,000 vehicles per day on 14 lanes. It's almost 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

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State Highway Junction Route CA-60 Westbound Pomona Freeway Los Angeles left four lanes approaches at High Occupancy Vehicle Carpools Only for State Highway Junction Route CA-57 SOUTH Orange Freeway left lane EXIT ONLY before approaching as followed by by RaymondYu, on Flickr

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State Highway Junction Route CA-60 Westbound Pomona Freeway Los Angeles four left lanes approaching 1/4 mile to EXIT 24A - State Highway Junction Route CA-57 Southbound Santa Ana Freeway three right lanes with Alternate State Highway Junction Route CA-60 by RaymondYu, on Flickr
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Old June 1st, 2012, 11:11 PM   #1674
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The new Spur 601 interchange at US 54 in El Paso.

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Old June 2nd, 2012, 04:51 AM   #1675
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AMERICAN INTERCHANGES RULES. jUST FU..ING RULES. I love driving in Texas and California there it has the biggest interchanges in the world. MORE SUPER INTERCHANGES AROUND AMERICA
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 03:51 PM   #1676
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NY 878 Southbound..

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Atlantic Beach Bridge

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Old June 5th, 2012, 03:25 AM   #1677
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Man, finally you got a good camera! You've done some great work capturing NY/NJ roads, but your camera (no offence) sucked. Now we can look forward to some nice quality photos.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1678
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Man, finally you got a good camera! You've done some great work capturing NY/NJ roads, but your camera (no offence) sucked. Now we can look forward to some nice quality photos.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #1679
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Alright enough with the daily NY/NJ spamfest. Here's some proper scenery, of the San Francisco peaks of Northern Arizona:

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Old June 9th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #1680
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Work has started to widen 6 mile-long Jameson Canyon Rd (CA 12) in Napa/Solano Counties from a two-lane road to a divided highway with two lanes in each direction. All Napa Co work will be complete by 2013, Solano by 2015. The road currently is notoriously congested and dangerous.

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After:


Before:


After:


The Interchange with CA 29 will either be a single point interchange or a tight diamond interchange:




All images CALTRANS: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/document...oncanyonfinal/

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