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 on: Today at 10:27:49 AM 
Started by jbnv - Last post by jbnv

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 on: Today at 10:20:31 AM 
Started by NJRoadfan - Last post by US 89
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If FYA exists on a road with left turns in both directions, FYA faces must exist in BOTH directions.
Exception: When an FYA face is not allowed in one direction, an Exclusively-Protected left-turn face must be used instead.

Why is this a problem? There's even an example of it in Salt Lake City: https://goo.gl/maps/didWxn695X42

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 on: Today at 09:57:46 AM 
Started by kevinb1994 - Last post by Takumi
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In that post, I was taking SP Cook's gripe about craft beer being for people who don't like the taste of beer and need stuff added to it, and pointing out that America's best selling beer has an added ingredient, and the whole style it belongs to - the one he's defending - seeks to have as little of one of the two main beer flavours as possible.
Fair enough. His post was bad enough that there were multiple points to be picked apart. I find American lagers to be too bland for my taste. I'm not saying I particularly need India Pale levels of hoppiness in a beer, but I just do not like lighter beers that don't have a noticeable hop flavor to them.
Once you realize it's just a form of reverse-snobbery, that it's merely SP Cook sneering at people he thinks are sneering at him, it all makes sense.
Yeah. Some instances, it's almost understandable, but this isn't one of them. I could add to that, but it'd derail/potentially lock the thread.

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 on: Today at 09:53:27 AM 
Started by Bruce - Last post by MikieTimT
It's quite possible Long Island is logistically the worst possible place they could have put an HQ.  Getting through NYC is damn near impossible from a freight standpoint.  Way to dump an unneeded load on an already expensive and stretched-thin transportation system.  Not to mention the people of NYC are more likely to revile at an installation of a new Amazon HQ than the people of most anywhere else in America, if I'm reading the situation correctly.

Amazon could completely fund two Long Island bridges: one to New Jersey and one to Connecticut. $40 million is almost nothing to them.

If only bridges were that cheap these days.  And Amazon doesn't get to spend shareholder money in ways like that.

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 on: Today at 09:49:25 AM 
Started by Bruce - Last post by 1
It's quite possible Long Island is logistically the worst possible place they could have put an HQ.  Getting through NYC is damn near impossible from a freight standpoint.  Way to dump an unneeded load on an already expensive and stretched-thin transportation system.  Not to mention the people of NYC are more likely to revile at an installation of a new Amazon HQ than the people of most anywhere else in America, if I'm reading the situation correctly.

Amazon could completely fund two Long Island bridges: one to New Jersey and one to Connecticut. $40 million is almost nothing to them.

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 on: Today at 09:48:01 AM 
Started by wriddle082 - Last post by Henry
On September 13-

"With I-77 Express set to open in late 2018 . . .

I want what he's drinking. We made a weekend trip to the Charlotte airport (cheaper to fly 5 of us to middle son's wedding in Key West than to fly out of Roanoke), which covered I-77 south to the I-85 junction. There are now toll gantries in place in several locations and lots and lots of new (and covered) signs. But there is still a lot of construction, lane shifts, and rough pavement. If the lanes are supposed to open by the end of the year there will have to be around-the-clock work going on or maybe the plan is to move traffic to the newly paved toll lanes (and charge?) while the other lanes are paved. At any rate, this has been the most screwed-up and convoluted construction project I have ever seen. If there were a better way to get from Blacksburg to the west coast of Florida, I would take it (I've looked at I-74 but it goes east at Rockingham to hit I-95, which is too far out of the way; U.S. 52 and/or NC/SC 38 just don't look like fast routes).

Bruce in Blacksburg


That line was from a direct quote. I live on I-77, and I agree with you on every point. There's now talk it will open in "segments" which was not the original intentions.

For example, the direct connector from Hambright Rd won't open until Summer 2019, even as the lanes are open throughout the project (MM 11-36)

I have not found any news or articles about which segments will open and when that will be...and I've even been by the new customer service centers for NC Turnpike Authority in both Monroe and Charlotte, and they are as clueless about it. (Not to say they aren't helpful, they are, and the first project that *will* make its opening on time is the Monroe Expressway)
http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/i-77-toll-lane-project-will-not-open-by-end-of-2018-as-planned-officials-confirm

A follow up to my comment on 11/08, but vague on details :-/

<gomer pyle>Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!</gomer pyle>

Details? Anyone who has driven through that abomination can see that the contractor(s) failed that construction management class. It would be interesting to find out how the managers determined which random section would be worked on -- dart board? turn of a playing card? blindfolded pointing to a map?

It was interesting to read one of the related stories attached to the above story, about how the contractor put in 8 miles of median barrier without rebar.
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The concrete barrier wall being built from exit 28 to exit 36 is being replaced after a major mishap in construction.

"What's upsetting is that it's going to go on even longer because they obviously don't know what they're doing," said Shannon Horne.

Sugar Creek Construction built the first barrier wall without steel rebar, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Shannon is one smart person -- too bad she didn't work for NCDOT when these contracts were being let.

It will be interesting to see the "progress" next week as we head south for Thanksgiving.

Bruce in Blacksburg

This is the kind of BS that I'd expect in Chicago, given how crooked their government is.

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 on: Today at 09:46:52 AM 
Started by Stephane Dumas - Last post by DJStephens
I remember how surprised I was to find the southern 35/410 interchange to be a simple cloverleaf.

Back when the southern I-35/410 interchange was built, that area was mainly rural but now the urban sprawl had beginned to reach up that area.

No San Antonio native but did spend twelve weeks at Ft. Sam Houston 25 years ago.  The 410 loop is pretty far in, at least by today's standards.  More of an inner loop.  In hindsight perhaps it should been built farther out.  It was probably all farmland in 1960, meaning 410's routing.

1604, once fully built out...will be the “outer loop”

C.W. Anderson Loop.  Yes it should have been "built" out by now, and had a 3di shield slapped on it I-810.    The northern section, just south of Camp Bullis has been limited access for close to twenty five to thirty years.   What is the delay on the rest of it?  Especially with all the funds the tex-dot has.   

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 on: Today at 09:46:24 AM 
Started by Bruce - Last post by paulthemapguy
It's quite possible Long Island is logistically the worst possible place they could have put an HQ.  Getting through NYC is damn near impossible from a freight standpoint.  Way to dump an unneeded load on an already expensive and stretched-thin transportation system.  Not to mention the people of NYC are more likely to revile at an installation of a new Amazon HQ than the people of most anywhere else in America, if I'm reading the situation correctly.

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 on: Today at 09:42:56 AM 
Started by Roadsguy - Last post by paulthemapguy
How about a horizontal bike signal? Rotate the image 180-degrees to see a second installation.

This might be the most Madison thing I've ever seen.  Trying hard to be new-age, but...still a blatant reminder that this is just Wisconsin.

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 on: Today at 09:39:22 AM 
Started by Bruce - Last post by abefroman329
It really took them that long to choose NYC and DC?
The conspiracy theorist in me says no.
All just a ruse to pump up the tax breaks.  And it'll probably work again when they need a couple more satellite offices elsewhere in the country.
Considering one of the incentives Illinois offered Amazon was that Amazon could keep the state taxes its employees in Illinois would have otherwise paid to Illinois, that employees' earnings in Illinois literally would've gone back to Amazon, I'm perfectly fine with them not choosing Illinois.


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