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Old October 20th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #1841
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Is that Augusta?
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #1842
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Spur 366, Dallas, TX

A new park was constructed on top of Spur 366 in Downtown Dallas.



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Old October 20th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #1843
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Yep.
I drove Maine 9 once, from I guess Calais to US 1A - I was staying in Camden, on Penobscot Bay, and had driven up to southwestern New Brunswick (Campobello and Saint Andrew's) for the day, so this was the return trip. One of the most desolate roads I've ever been on, but it was at night....
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Old October 20th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #1844
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One of the most desolate roads I've ever been on, but it was at night....
Still, nowhere near as remote as some roads in the great plains (North, South Dakota) or other western states (Utah, Wyoming etc.)
Next year I'm planning to go back to western states after few years break.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1845
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Why does SR-523 in Seattle have an odd number when it is east-west and not north-south? This doesn't make sense.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=seatt...ashington&z=15

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_State_Route_523
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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #1846
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I don't know the exact standards of the Washington state route numbering, but it does not necessarily follow the rules of the Interstate and US Highway numbering.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #1847
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Heck, for that matter, there are three-digit US and Interstate routes that don't follow the east-west=even/north-south=odd rule.

Botev, is that rule why you're wondering about this? I don't know Washington's rules either, but I'd just add that every state has its own rules: if any state follows the east-west[etc.] rule it's because they decided to do that on their own.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #1848
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What's the difference between US routes and State routes?
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #1849
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The US routes were established in the 1920s - they're techically state highways of national importance, analogous to E-routes (but less important than they were before the Interstates. The ones closest to Seattle these days are probably US 2 and 101.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...bered_Highways

Bottom line is, it's a whole separate numbering system (and a different marker).
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #1850
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nice photos! Airport interchanges are usually among the most complicated in any metropolitan area.

A new freeway opened in Kansas today.

A 11.1 mile stretch of new US 59 freeway opens to traffic today in Douglas County, Kansas. It begins at the Douglas / Franklin County line and runs north to the southern side of Lawrence, thereby linking Ottawa and Lawrence by freeway.



It will eventually connect with the South Lawrence Trafficway, a new east-west freeway along the southern side of Lawrence. A right-of-way has been preserved to convert the existing K-10 (SLT) into a freeway.
This has to be the most Freeway oriented region in the world.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #1851
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Kansas City has a generous freeway system. I've read it's the least congested major metropolitan area of the United States. The northern side of the metro area has substantial overcapacity.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 06:34 AM   #1852
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Heck, for that matter, there are three-digit US and Interstate routes that don't follow the east-west=even/north-south=odd rule.
That rule only applies to 1 and 2-digit interstates. 3-digit interstates have their own rule: If the first number is even, it goes straight through or bypasses a city. If the first number is odd, it serves as a spur from its parent interstate into a city.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 04:15 PM   #1853
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Right. I wasn't saying they break the rule but pointing out that it doesn't apply to them.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 04:27 AM   #1854
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Kansas City has a generous freeway system. I've read it's the least congested major metropolitan area of the United States. The northern side of the metro area has substantial overcapacity.
Midwestern cities in general have extremely generous expressway capacity and very low traffic compared to western, eastern, and even southern cities.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #1855
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SH 130 Toll, Texas

A 41-mile segment of SH 130 opens to traffic in Texas today. It connects the capital city of Austin with I-10 at Seguin. This may be the largest single "freeway" opening in the last 2 decades in the United States.

The speed limit on this road is 85 miles per hour - the highest in the U.S.

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Old October 24th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #1856
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What is the toll between Austin and I-10?
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Old October 24th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #1857
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$ 6.20 for the southern (new) part.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #1858
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It is by and large duplication of the existing I-35.
So, is I-35 congested and impossible to expand? What's the profile of it? 2x3 or more?
How about the new route is is 2x2 or 2x3?

Also, what is the longest stretch o freeway currently under construction in the US? Is that the new interstate in Indiana?
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Old October 25th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #1859
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It is by and large duplication of the existing I-35.
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That struck me too; and yet (unless they built something while I wasn't paying attention, which is quite possible) there's no freeway connection between Austin and Houston.
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So, is I-35 congested and impossible to expand? What's the profile of it? 2x3 or more?
How about the new route is is 2x2 or 2x3?
I-35 is very congested with backups 7 days a week though not impossible to expand. This new toll is just an alternative to get around that congestion. I-35 is 2x3.

The new route is 2x2 and part of it easily(extra wide shoulders) expandable to 3x3 i think

I believe the current construction of I-69 in Indiana is the longest under construction segment in the USA. FYI existing I-69 north of Indianapolis has the mile markers and exit numbers updated by 200 miles, example old exit 109 in Fort Wayne with US-30 is now exit 309.
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