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Half done

The new stack at the Dallas North Tollway and the Sam Rayburn Tollway in suburban Dallas is a little more than halfway finished. Construction began in February 2010, and the junction is expected to open in March, 2012. This photo was taken yesterday, looking north. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5773420857_d915346a9f_z.jpg

By |2018-01-13T20:40:13-05:00May 30th, 2011|Texas|0 Comments

A Spur for America

The newest section of freeway opened in El Paso yesterday, completing Spur 601. http://www.txdot.gov/project_information/projects/el_paso/spur_601/media_kit.htm Originally called the Inner Loop Freeway, Spur 601 was renamed the "Liberty Expressway" and it connects "Purple Heart Blvd" with the "Patriot Freeway" with an exit at "Constitution Avenue" for good measure. If this all sounds like the freeway system of [...]

By |2018-01-13T20:49:44-05:00April 29th, 2011|Highways, Texas, United States|1 Comment

ICC to the BWI?

The first section of Maryland's 6-lane toll freeway the Intercounty Connector opened yesterday. The project, which has some of the highest tolls in the United States, has its own website complete with interactive maps http://www.iccproject.com/project-area.php. It is the first new freeway in the Washington DC area in several decades.

By |2017-10-18T12:17:35-04:00February 23rd, 2011|D.C., Highways, Maryland|1 Comment

One way

The R9 ring road in Charleroi, Belgium runs pretty close to the city center. What makes it unique is that the entire freeway is one-way, an idea which may work well in other places. Photo by Chris Stegehuis, used with permission.

By |2018-01-17T13:43:04-05:00February 6th, 2011|Europe, Highways|0 Comments

The Craziness Spreads

Plano, a suburb of Dallas, opened Texas' first "Michigan Left" today. http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/States-first-Michigan-Left-Turn-opens-at-Plano-intersection-99324379.html The newspaper was replete with graphic and map, while the local news had stories from confused locals - who were unable to ascertain how to use the newfangled contraption. Plano is also getting the state's first SPUI, now under construction. Preston and [...]

By |2017-10-18T12:17:36-04:00July 27th, 2010|Texas|4 Comments

Not as cool as the Alaska Highway, but still deserted.

Texas State Highway 161 is part of the outer (outer) loop of Dallas currently being constructed all the way around the city, ignoring that pesky Fort Worth. Other parts of the roadway include the planned Loop 9 to the south, and George Bush Turnpike. The latter road is currently being extended east and south of [...]

By |2018-01-17T14:12:44-05:00May 22nd, 2010|Texas|3 Comments
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