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I-80 Reroute in Wyoming

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DenverBrian:
Well, the simple solution would be simply to stripe the lane double yellow solid, indicating no passing from either direction. But they don't. So it seems to me that they're allowing passing into the faux chicken lane in that instance.

"Within 200 feet of an oncoming vehicle" seems quite vague. An oncoming vehicle in the adjacent lane? In any lane? I don't think troopers would ever ticket for it, and if they did, it'd be an interesting court session.

sprjus4:

--- Quote from: DenverBrian on December 05, 2022, 10:19:47 PM ---Well, the simple solution would be simply to stripe the lane double yellow solid, indicating no passing from either direction. But they don't. So it seems to me that they're allowing passing into the faux chicken lane in that instance.

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The problem with that, and Iíve encountered this a lot in Texas particularly, is that when you stripe it double solid when thereís two lanes in the other direction, you could be on the single lane side, on a straightaway for miles, no cars in the other directions, but not allowed to pass. Sometimes for 2-4 mile at a time, or it doesnít ever give your side a passing lane.

SD Mapman:

--- Quote from: sprjus4 on December 06, 2022, 02:47:02 AM ---
--- Quote from: DenverBrian on December 05, 2022, 10:19:47 PM ---Well, the simple solution would be simply to stripe the lane double yellow solid, indicating no passing from either direction. But they don't. So it seems to me that they're allowing passing into the faux chicken lane in that instance.

--- End quote ---
The problem with that, and Iíve encountered this a lot in Texas particularly, is that when you stripe it double solid when thereís two lanes in the other direction, you could be on the single lane side, on a straightaway for miles, no cars in the other directions, but not allowed to pass. Sometimes for 2-4 mile at a time, or it doesnít ever give your side a passing lane.

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For 287 in particular, this wouldn't be a problem; I don't think there was a time I took it and there wasn't consistent traffic going the other direction (not super heavy, but consistent).

US 89:

--- Quote from: SD Mapman on December 11, 2022, 09:59:44 AM ---
--- Quote from: sprjus4 on December 06, 2022, 02:47:02 AM ---
--- Quote from: DenverBrian on December 05, 2022, 10:19:47 PM ---Well, the simple solution would be simply to stripe the lane double yellow solid, indicating no passing from either direction. But they don't. So it seems to me that they're allowing passing into the faux chicken lane in that instance.

--- End quote ---
The problem with that, and I’ve encountered this a lot in Texas particularly, is that when you stripe it double solid when there’s two lanes in the other direction, you could be on the single lane side, on a straightaway for miles, no cars in the other directions, but not allowed to pass. Sometimes for 2-4 mile at a time, or it doesn’t ever give your side a passing lane.

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For 287 in particular, this wouldn't be a problem; I don't think there was a time I took it and there wasn't consistent traffic going the other direction (not super heavy, but consistent).

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287 really should just be four lanes the whole way from Laramie to Fort Collins. Wyoming has made a decent start at that. Colorado has not.

zachary_amaryllis:

--- Quote from: US 89 on December 11, 2022, 10:43:40 AM ---
--- Quote from: SD Mapman on December 11, 2022, 09:59:44 AM ---
--- Quote from: sprjus4 on December 06, 2022, 02:47:02 AM ---
--- Quote from: DenverBrian on December 05, 2022, 10:19:47 PM ---Well, the simple solution would be simply to stripe the lane double yellow solid, indicating no passing from either direction. But they don't. So it seems to me that they're allowing passing into the faux chicken lane in that instance.

--- End quote ---
The problem with that, and Iíve encountered this a lot in Texas particularly, is that when you stripe it double solid when thereís two lanes in the other direction, you could be on the single lane side, on a straightaway for miles, no cars in the other directions, but not allowed to pass. Sometimes for 2-4 mile at a time, or it doesnít ever give your side a passing lane.

--- End quote ---
For 287 in particular, this wouldn't be a problem; I don't think there was a time I took it and there wasn't consistent traffic going the other direction (not super heavy, but consistent).

--- End quote ---

287 really should just be four lanes the whole way from Laramie to Fort Collins. Wyoming has made a decent start at that. Colorado has not.

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I've never understood that, but am willing to defer to someone who knows more than I.

Like, was CO so strapped for cash at the time, that they could only afford to add passing lanes in some areas? That road all the way through, is this weird mishmosh of passing lanes, and 2-lanes. I agree with 89 - consistent, but not necessarily always thick. The day I took that drive was the day of the Border War, so southbound was a little thicker than usual.

And they really seem to get that people get aggressive through here. There's all kinds of 'passing lane x-miles' signs, at the end of the passing lanes. Almost like CDOT's going 'ok, you'll get 'im on the next one ... patience..'

But yeah. 4-lane it. And fix the weird undulations on the NB side just S of Teds.

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