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 on: Today at 08:19:17 AM 
Started by Grzrd - Last post by sprjus4
^ At the very least, upgrading US-79 would provide an interstate highway connector between I-69 and I-20 going into Shreveport.

Regardless of whatever happens with I-369, I see a number of trucks use this route to cut over to both Shreveport and those ultimately bound to I-20 East. It should at least be four lanes divided.

In terms of mileage, US-79 / I-20 / I-220 / I-49 is only 10 miles longer than US-59. Travel times are both equal or off by +/- 1 minute. Upgrading US-79 to a 75 mph (currently has a 55-65 mph posted) would shave off around 7 minutes.

Itís a better investment for TxDOT, IMO. Improves the connection to I-20 East and Shreveport, and provides an outlet to I-49 North reducing the need to upgrade US-59, saving at least 70 miles of redundant construction. If some trucks still desire to shave 10 miles and follow 100 miles of arterial roadway, thatís not enough of a reason IMO to pour the money in, unless itís significant enough itís still causing bottlenecks.

 on: Today at 08:14:51 AM 
Started by kendancy66 - Last post by NWI_Irish96
3rd in points right now, but still have 7 of my Elite Eight and my entire Final Four left so not too bad all things considered.

 on: Today at 08:06:40 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by Max Rockatansky
The communities of Benbow, Garberville and Redway can all be found along US Route 101 within southern Humboldt County.  The former surface alignment of US Route 101 in Garberville and Redway once crossed the Garberville Bluffs along what is now Redwood Drive via a corridor constructed as part of the Redwood Highway during the 1910s.  US Route 101 through Benbow, Garberville and Redway was modernized by 1935.  US Route 101 would eventually be upgraded to freeway standards in Benbow, Garberville and Redway by extension of the Redwood Freeway during 1966-68.  As the cover photo the original grade of US Route 101 and the Redwood Highway can be seen at the Garberville Bluffs during 1934.


 on: Today at 07:55:40 AM 
Started by ZLoth - Last post by epzik8
I pay all of my bills online, but that doesn't get rid of any of the stress of doing so.

 on: Today at 06:49:42 AM 
Started by roadman65 - Last post by Rothman
Stumbled across Biproads twitter. I get bad vibes from it.
Heh.  The fact Biproads is on Twitter stupefies me. :D 

 on: Today at 06:45:51 AM 
Started by planxtymcgillicuddy - Last post by Amaury
Sun-faded road signs, especially in Texas and California. Especially the ones that carry important information like "no right turn" because the one-way frontage road is known for it's high-speed drivers.

A few examples in Washington:


https://goo.gl/maps/Dw8V6drKyCRM6wXJ7 (Not exactly faded, but sun-damaged. Still legible, but could be replaced, as the posts need to be straightened out, anyway.)

https://goo.gl/maps/e3hGhCHYw9gEcGLcA (You can actually make out the text in person, but yeah. Bonus: Both Freeway Entrance signs fell over sometime between September 2012 and October 2018 and have yet to be replaced.)

On the 6th, I noticed this one finally got a new I-90 sticker. I don't know exactly when it got replaced, but it was sometime this year: https://goo.gl/maps/Cc6iyD7sbtPakreu5

 on: Today at 02:38:25 AM 
Started by roadman65 - Last post by Roadgeekteen
Stumbled across Biproads twitter. I get bad vibes from it.

 on: Today at 02:34:15 AM 
Started by roadman65 - Last post by ErmineNotyours

British Columbia curved masts in storage in Victoria.  One of their distinctive masts appeared in the movie Insomnia, set in Alaska.

 on: Today at 02:22:54 AM 
Started by Grzrd - Last post by wtd67
US59 will need to be upgraded to I-369 from Tenaha to Texarkana just for the truck traffic.  Most trucking companies pay drivers by the mile which means they pay for the shortest route not the fastest.  The shortest route from Houston to Texarkana is US59.  I see this in East Texas with several trucking companies sending trucks from Texarkana to Waco/Austin/San Antonio.  They send them via US59 to Linden, TX155 to Tyler, TX31 to Waco, then I-35.  It isn't the fastest route, but it is shorter by about 30 miles.  I-69 in MS, AR, LA will never have much traffic if it is ever built, too far out of the way.  Any money, if it ever becomes available, should go to widen I-30 and I-40 in Arkansas.

If going up I-49 was the best option, they would be doing it now.  US79 is straight shot as a two lane from Carthage, TX to Greenwood, LA, making it an interstate would not shorten it.  Upgrading US59 to interstate standards will not greatly increase the truck traffic since most trucks are already using this route.  The only thing that will increase traffic on this route is more trade in and out of Houston, not being an interstate.

 on: Today at 01:42:58 AM 
Started by NE2 - Last post by XamotCGC
 Old Fredericktown-Bardstown Rd (One Lane Bridge)
Springfield, Kentucky


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