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 21 
 on: Today at 11:01:48 AM 
Started by westerninterloper - Last post by michravera
Thanks Froggie. I can add Illinois and Iowa to the Indiana update.
Iowa. 6 lane from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City. The 6 lane at Iowa City is being extended a little West and about 10 miles East.
The New 74 Bridge is done and most of 74 is now 6 plus or will be.
Illinois The 90 Tollway is to Wisconsin and it's fully lighted.
80 is being widened in Joliet area
57 south of 64
And more of 55 around Springfield
Finally more of  80 and 39 north of 88 are looking for funding.

Of course, the interstate map misses the six-plus lane portions of US-101, CASR-99, CASR-58, CASR-41, US-50, CASR-60 (as well as, perhaps, many others).
Agreed for freeways in general, which I do also agree is a more important metric given several freeways contribute to regional and long-distance travel, although the map is specified to be interstate highways only.

Yeah, Some irony was, for instance, CASR-99, until "basically all" of the freeway gaps were closed in the late 1990s, had six-lane sections in areas where it wasn't freeway (through Turlock, for instance) that were bypassed by 4-lane freeways.
 

 22 
 on: Today at 11:00:47 AM 
Started by Alex - Last post by Flint1979
Here's one for the bad and ugly. Your tab is supposed to go in the lower right corner not in the center of the plate.

 23 
 on: Today at 10:52:27 AM 
Started by codyg1985 - Last post by asdfjkll
Well in general it seems that the Governor prefers to builds roads from nowhere to nowhere through nowhere.  :popcorn:

I can't believe that it's possible legally or politically for the governor to spend $700 million on a road to nowhere, especially in the face of other urgent priorities. WTF, Alabama?

I suppose it makes it harder to find the wasteful spending if you hide it in the boonies.

The section of I-65 that probably needs six lanes the most (Blount County line to Hartselle) would be the most expensive to build, so I'm not getting my hopes up.
Also between Exits 231 and 238 at the minimum. Currently a huge bottleneck forms on I-65 south at exit 238 cause the right 2 lanes in the 8-lane section become exit only and peel off the mainline. Local communities and the state/federal government are working together to put together $200m to make this project happen (much of the cost is bridge work that needs to be completed, 4 pairs of dual carriageway bridges between these aforementioned exits that'll probably be built to accomodate 8 lanes like the 2011 Pelham to Hoover widening, and the extra width inner shoulder elsewhere for that future 4th lane each direction). And if they have some extra Rebuild Alabama money to spend in the congestion relief sector extend the 6-lane to AL-25 (exit 228), and restripe 238 to 231 as a 8 lane.

 24 
 on: Today at 10:50:48 AM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by algorerhythms
Not 50.

 25 
 on: Today at 10:46:32 AM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by Rothman
Just a question: why does overtime exist in basketball? It would be pretty easy to implement "continue until the score is no longer tied" as part of the fourth quarter, which would typically take less than two minutes after the clock hits 0.

For comparison, the NHL does it (a goal scored in overtime ends the game immediately), soccer depends on the league, the MLB has it as much as it can with teams being unable to score at the same time, and it doesn't work in the NFL because it's a lot easier to score 3 points than 7.
Probably because of the nature of the game and "first one to score a basket in the 5th quarter wins" is a huge advantage to whoever gets the ball first.  It'd be pretty silly.

 26 
 on: Today at 10:44:38 AM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by 1
Just a question: why does overtime exist in basketball? It would be pretty easy to implement "continue until the score is no longer tied" as part of the fourth quarter, which would typically take less than two minutes after the clock hits 0.

For comparison, the NHL does it (a goal scored in overtime ends the game immediately), soccer depends on the league, the MLB has it as much as it can with teams being unable to score at the same time, and it doesn't work in the NFL because it's a lot easier to score 3 points than 7.

 27 
 on: Today at 10:43:38 AM 
Started by westerninterloper - Last post by 3467
In Illinois we put the Interstate label on most of our freeways or at least tried. The only 6 lanes I can think of are Elgin Ohare and Route 53. And if course LSD
There aren't many arterial Parts of IL 50 64 and 83 . There are a lot of 6 plus one says especially downtown Chicago.And Springfield Bloomington.

 28 
 on: Today at 10:39:15 AM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by Ted$8roadFan
Iíll fork the Cardinals
I suppose I'll start the table then  :-D

jlam
Cardinals

Everyone good with the point values and timeframes we used last year?

With Daniel Snyder finally ending his disastrous tenure as owner of the Redskins/WFT/Commanders, is Michael Bidwill becoming the next noxious owner who should be put out of his (ownership) misery?

 29 
 on: Today at 10:39:05 AM 
Started by kernals12 - Last post by 1
The southern portion of I-495 is no less circumferential than the northern third (I-495 north of MA 2). Both segments are roughly straight lines, where the endpoint of the route is farther from Boston than the western end of the segment.

 30 
 on: Today at 10:35:41 AM 
Started by kernals12 - Last post by Ted$8roadFan
495 isn't really a circumferential of Boston southeast of Foxborough, or arguably southeast of the Mass Pike.  It would be if a ton of traffic was generated from Cape Cod, but Cape Cod is quite decidedly not a dense urban core generating a massive amount of traffic.  It generates a good amount, yes, but not a ton. 495 does serve a good purpose in its southeastern reaches, though, providing access to a lot of populated areas in southeastern Mass. And 495 is a suitable enough number, as the majority of the highway serves as a bypass.  My point is that Boston, more or less, has 1 1/2 bypasses rather than 2. (Same with I-355 in Chicagoland; I'm hesitant to call that a bypass.) I'd be more inclined to call the southern half of 495 a bypass if there was a highway running south from Wareham or Cape Cod south across the ocean to, say, the Hamptons?  :-P

At one point, 495 was exclusively circumferential, ending at its current interchange at I-95 in Mansfield. IIRC, it wasnít until the 1980s that it was extended to Taunton at MA-24 and then down to its terminus with MA-25 and I-195 in Wareham. 


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