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mariethefoxy:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on October 08, 2022, 08:33:33 PM ---
--- Quote from: SignBridge on October 01, 2022, 08:27:06 PM ---The problem was not so much that the CBX was built, but the cut-throat way it was designed and executed. The route could have been slightly different to have spared at least one neighborhood but that wasn't done because of politics. And the residents who were displaced by the road could and should have been treated much better than they were.
 
Had those things been done, the CBX might not have the bad reputation that it does today.

Some design features might have been a little different as well, but remember this was almost seventy years ago and the highway was typical of 1950's era design and six-lane highways in the NYC area were the norm at that time. Building it any wider was probably not possible anyway due to space constraints.


 

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Interesting. I never realized it. NYC has no expressways wider than six lanes. Despite it being the largest city in the US, it donít have the capacity  like other cities smaller than it has for roads. Even Atlanta has the super wide I-75 going through it.

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the Grand Central has 8 in some sections, the Triboro bridge is 8, Trans-Manhattan Expressway I-95 from the GWB to the Washington Heights bridge is 8, so is the Whitestone Expressway part of I-678 from the Cross Island to the really long Exit 13 ramps. Bruckner is 8 from 695 to Pelham Parkway.

Atlanta also has no commuter rail to speak of and a metro system that barely covers the city. They were lucky that they had a lot of land to add in so many lanes. New York City is constrained due to a majority of it being on islands.

roadman65:
https://goo.gl/maps/hJA6G5QEzcAQqXM66
I noticed here that over Dyckman Street, that both carriageways of NY 9A use different designed bridges to cross it.

roadman65:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/nyregion/car-ban-14th-street-manhattan.html

This is crazy.  Closing a 21,000 a day ADT roadway.

Yes itís been two years, but still a bad move on NYCDOTs part.

mariethefoxy:
https://goo.gl/maps/PT9VcxNQwiCurFny5 Nassau County style mast arms in the middle of Queens by LaGuardia, (I know there's the sets on Jericho Tpke in Floral Park where there's NYCDOT streetlights but Nassau style mast arms since its on the border.)

SignBridge:

--- Quote from: mariethefoxy on December 11, 2022, 03:19:24 PM ---https://goo.gl/maps/PT9VcxNQwiCurFny5 Nassau County style mast arms in the middle of Queens by LaGuardia, (I know there's the sets on Jericho Tpke in Floral Park where there's NYCDOT streetlights but Nassau style mast arms since its on the border.)

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Is that a new installation? Is NYC maybe using those mast arms for new signals where they didn't exist before? And in the photo, is that the old Bulova Watch Co. building on the right?

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