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Dirt Roads:

--- 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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--- Quote from: US 89 on January 29, 2023, 07:56:31 PM ---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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--- Quote from: Voyager75 on January 29, 2023, 08:16:27 PM ---This. On weekends with truck traffic it can be troublesome.

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Isn't there a fair amount of through US-280/US-231 traffic on the segment concurrent with I-85?  Using the Interstate as part of a different route's bypass creates a need to support the through traffic on both routes (in addition to local traffic).  For the record, we railroaders tend to have the same problems.

US 89:

--- Quote from: Dirt Roads on January 29, 2023, 09:39:39 PM ---
--- 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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--- Quote from: US 89 on January 29, 2023, 07:56:31 PM ---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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--- Quote from: Voyager75 on January 29, 2023, 08:16:27 PM ---This. On weekends with truck traffic it can be troublesome.

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Isn't there a fair amount of through US-280/US-231 traffic on the segment concurrent with I-85?  Using the Interstate as part of a different route's bypass creates a need to support the through traffic on both routes (in addition to local traffic).  For the record, we railroaders tend to have the same problems.

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US 280 is concurrent with 85 for a little bit, but I don’t think 280 on its own is responsible for all that much of the heavier traffic in that area, since those issues seem to extend beyond the couple of exits where the two routes overlap. At any rate, where the cars are coming from doesn’t change the fact that this segment of interstate could probably benefit from some expansion.

I assume you meant US 431, but that never overlaps 85. US 231 is way over by Montgomery.

Dirt Roads:

--- Quote from: US 89 on January 30, 2023, 01:54:58 AM ---I assume you meant US 431, but that never overlaps 85. US 231 is way over by Montgomery.

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Oops.  Not sure how I made that mistake. 

Tomahawkin:
Breaking: Construction on the 285/20 interchange project in Dekalb county is set to begin in April and last 3 years. I hope it's the same contractor who did the Redwing cir and Covington hwy bridge replacements. They are doing a hell of a job with those bridges in getting them completed ahead of schedule.

ran4sh:
So two of the major I-285 interchanges will be under construction at the same time.

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