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Sheridan Expressway on the Chopping Block

Interstate 895, the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, New York, is the latest urban freeway set for removal. Plans to convert the freeway to an at-grade boulevard date back at least to 2011, with formal approval by various agencies in 2017. The $97 million Arthur Sheridan Enhancement Project will reconstruct the central portion of [...]

By |2018-08-02T13:49:41+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Interstate Highways, New York|0 Comments

New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Update

Work continues to progress on the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge linking Bettendorf, Iowa with Moline, Illinois. Construction on the $1.2 billion span got underway in July 2017 and continues through 2021. Crews are working on both sides of the river, building the future bridge approach viaducts, and erecting pier supports for the eventual six-lane [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:06:18+00:00June 7th, 2018|Illinois, Interstate Highways, Iowa|0 Comments

Missouri dropping state named Interstate shields

First noted on our 2015 Upper Midwest and Great Plains trip along I-29, and dating back to at least 2012 with the establishment of Interstate 49 in Missouri, MoDOT continues to replace Interstate highway shields with markers that omit the state name. Joining neighboring Arkansas and Iowa, the three states opted for signs with larger [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:06:24+00:00June 1st, 2018|Interstate Highways, Missouri|0 Comments

Interstate additions in H.B. 244

There are no plans from MODOT to extend I-57 south to the U.S. 67 freeway in Arkansas currently. The Breathitt Parkway north from Nortonville to Henderson was designated as a northern extension of I-69 in 2015. The 34 mile stretch of the parkway south from the Western Kentucky Parkway was previously unnumbered. Signed [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:26+00:00May 7th, 2017|Arkansas, Interstate Highways, Kentucky|0 Comments

Ultimate I-4 Express Lanes Progress

Just shy of its two year anniversary, work on the 21-mile stretch of Interstate 4 to add toll express lanes through the Orlando area is progressing at a steady pace. The Ultimate I-4 project is advancing in various stages along its entire stretch and is still on goal for a 2021 completion. Broken down into [...]

By |2017-11-28T12:24:52+00:00January 21st, 2017|Florida, Interstate Highways|0 Comments

The newest North Carolina Interstates

The Tar Heel state continues to lead the nation in proposing and developing new Interstate corridors. Additions approved by AASHTO in 2016 alone designated Interstates 42, 87 and 587. These join ongoing progress or long range plans for Interstates 73, 274, 285, 785, 295, 795, etc. We drove across North Carolina last month and checked [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:28+00:00January 11th, 2017|Interstate Highways, North Carolina|1 Comment

Interstate 76 / 295 / NJ 42 Direct Connection

Another major project underway in the Philadelphia is area is the $900 million upgrade of the junction where Interstate 295 ties into I-76 and NJ 42 (North South Freeway) at Bellmawr. Studies outlined deficiencies with the interchange, including geometric conditions and the lack of a direct connection for I-295 through movements, in addition to the [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:29+00:00January 6th, 2017|Interstate Highways, New Jersey|3 Comments

University Parkway at I-75 DDI Progress – Sarasota, Florida

Construction continues on the $74.5 million project to convert the busy diamond interchange linking Interstate 75 with University Parkway in Sarasota, Florida to a large diverging diamond (DDI). Work runs through fall 2017 on what is touted as the state's first DDI. In addition to building new overpasses for Interstate 75 above University Parkway, the [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:30+00:00October 17th, 2016|Florida, Highways, Interstate Highways|0 Comments

Interstate Completion Watchlist

The often delayed interchange between Interstate 65 and the new Interstate 22 in north Birmingham is finally nearing completion. Although now 18 months behind schedule from the October 2014 target date, final paving along the two mile stretch between Coalburg Road and I-65 should be finished by June. A video story on the project: Finishing [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:30+00:00April 8th, 2016|Alabama, Indiana, Interstate Highways, North Carolina|0 Comments

Updates and Road News for the week of February 1

This week we finished adding photos taken last month in Upstate South Carolina and moved on from there to additional material sent in from Peter in the Green Bay area. Carter shot some of U.S. 123 between Easley and Greenville, so we coupled those photos with previous photos he took in April 2014 and from [...]

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