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Georgia Guardrail:
I went on 400 SB this morning.  Will be interesting to see during Rush Hour where the backups occur.  I imagine the next step will be to relocate the SB 400 to Abernathy road exit ramp and combine it with the Marta exit ramp.  That can't come soon enough because there are like 3 exit points right now in one area with the new merge.

Voyager75:

--- Quote from: US 89 on January 24, 2023, 11:52:50 PM ---
--- Quote from: sprjus4 on January 24, 2023, 08:59:51 AM ---I-20 west of Atlanta has the AADT and truck volumes to warrant 6 lanes fully between Atlanta and Birmingham.

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I-20 widens to six lanes at the Alabama line, and except for a segment through the Talladega Mountains area, is six lanes all the way to Birmingham.

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2 segments actually. Still four lanes from the Coosa River in Pell City to east of the Talladega Speedway. The original bridges over the river will have to be replaced to be widened to six lanes in that section. Then you have the segment from US-431 in Oxford to AL-46 in east Heflin. Both segments total are about 30 miles so itís still not a easy drive with weekend traffic. Had to drive it 5-6 times a year to Atlanta before we moved to south Alabama last year so I had to comment. Iíd take it now since weíve doubled the drive with the equally bad I-85 from Montgomery to Atlanta segment added.

sprjus4:
^ Is I-85 south of I-185 that bad? Iím just curious, but I donít recall ever having an issue there.

US 89:

--- Quote from: sprjus4 on January 29, 2023, 06:51:42 PM ---^ Is I-85 south of I-185 that bad? I’m just curious, but I don’t recall ever having an issue there.

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Based on my own experience, at a minimum it should probably have 3 lanes each way in the Auburn-Opelika area. That segment also has several older bridges with no shoulders which only serves to bring attention to the cramped nature of the corridor.

Voyager75:

--- Quote from: US 89 on January 29, 2023, 07:56:31 PM ---
--- Quote from: sprjus4 on January 29, 2023, 06:51:42 PM ---^ Is I-85 south of I-185 that bad? Iím just curious, but I donít recall ever having an issue there.

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Based on my own experience, at a minimum it should probably have 3 lanes each way in the Auburn-Opelika area. That segment also has several older bridges with no shoulders which only serves to bring attention to the cramped nature of the corridor.

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This. On weekends with truck traffic it can be troublesome.

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