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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 04:37:11 PM »

Probably a well-known one near Miami: https://goo.gl/maps/4uCxetM3cvDXz81J7
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 04:38:15 PM »

I think this pair of exits on US-90 is interesting, if not a bit crazy (like a parclo, but with a flyover). Not sure I've ever seen any other exits like it:

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.6699461,-91.1004037,1872m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

There's this three-level roundabout in New Orleans:

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9747533,-90.1564485,467m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Then there's this almost five-way stack in Houston:

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7749057,-95.2581978,1870m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

The south generally doesn't have very many crazy intersections, but the one Team445 posted is bonkers! Can you imagine the weaving problems on that one?

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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 06:00:19 PM »

What is the craziest interchange you've seen? Here's one on the Bluegrass Parkway: https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B044'55.7%22N+85%C2%B040'27.5%22W/@37.748817,-85.6764797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d37.7488167!4d-85.6742906?hl=en

Site of a former mainline toll booth.  Hence why the ramps are designed like that.  Of course, the Bluegrass has been toll-free for a couple decades now, so it's time for KYTC to realign the ramps.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 06:12:48 PM »

What is the craziest interchange you've seen? Here's one on the Bluegrass Parkway: https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B044'55.7%22N+85%C2%B040'27.5%22W/@37.748817,-85.6764797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d37.7488167!4d-85.6742906?hl=en

Site of a former mainline toll booth.  Hence why the ramps are designed like that.  Of course, the Bluegrass has been toll-free for a couple decades now, so it's time for KYTC to realign the ramps.

KYTC has done that on a portion of I-69.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 12:06:52 AM »

Complex interchange in  Southwest Greensboro.  Intersection of Interstates 85 and 73, and Business 85

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0067523,-79.8554252,1481m/data=!3m1!1e3
 
 
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 01:42:40 AM »

What is the craziest interchange you've seen? Here's one on the Bluegrass Parkway: https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B044'55.7%22N+85%C2%B040'27.5%22W/@37.748817,-85.6764797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d37.7488167!4d-85.6742906?hl=en

Site of a former mainline toll booth.  Hence why the ramps are designed like that.  Of course, the Bluegrass has been toll-free for a couple decades now, so it's time for KYTC to realign the ramps.


I think those ramps would have been fixed by now if this was a busy exit, but itís far from it.  In fact, Iíve seen flood waters from the Rolling Fork River completely cover KY 52, so Iím thinking not very many people live in the immediate area, much less use the exit at all.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 08:38:39 AM »

Probably a well-known one near Miami: https://goo.gl/maps/4uCxetM3cvDXz81J7

The Golden Glades Interchange.  I hate that one.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2020, 12:41:35 PM »

What is the craziest interchange you've seen? Here's one on the Bluegrass Parkway: https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B044'55.7%22N+85%C2%B040'27.5%22W/@37.748817,-85.6764797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d37.7488167!4d-85.6742906?hl=en

Site of a former mainline toll booth.  Hence why the ramps are designed like that.  Of course, the Bluegrass has been toll-free for a couple decades now, so it's time for KYTC to realign the ramps.


There's another similar one in Quebec on A-10 near Waterloo. https://www.google.com/maps/@45.3119441,-72.4988604,1576m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Edit: It was from the time when A-10 was a toll road.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2020, 12:54:17 PM »

The southeastern terminus of I-26 at US 17 in Charleston has been rather unusual ever since the Ravenel Bridge was built.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2020, 01:56:07 PM »

No one's brought up Atlanta's Downtown Connector yet?
https://www.google.es/maps/@33.753887,-84.3860172,2951m/data=!3m1!1e3

More in a rural vein, here's a butterfly interchange on OK's HE Bailey Turnpike
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.3626617,-98.4103676,732m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2020, 02:30:37 PM »

More in a rural vein, here's a butterfly interchange on OK's HE Bailey Turnpike
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.3626617,-98.4103676,732m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

I don't typically consider Oklahoma to be part of the South, but whatevs...

Here is another butterfly in Oklahoma, and here is another one several miles down the road.

And, speaking of marginally southern states, I seem to remember there being a butterfly interchange near Benton, KY.  Maybe they got rid of it while 69ing that highway.  ??
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2020, 02:34:26 PM »

More in a rural vein, here's a butterfly interchange on OK's HE Bailey Turnpike
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.3626617,-98.4103676,732m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

I don't typically consider Oklahoma to be part of the South, but whatevs...

Here is another butterfly in Oklahoma, and here is another one several miles down the road.

And, speaking of marginally southern states, I seem to remember there being a butterfly interchange near Benton, KY.  Maybe they got rid of it while 69ing that highway.  ??

All 3 of our Oklahoma examples have toll booths under bridges. Interesting.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2020, 02:46:28 PM »


What is the craziest interchange you've seen? Here's one on the Bluegrass Parkway: https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B044'55.7%22N+85%C2%B040'27.5%22W/@37.748817,-85.6764797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d37.7488167!4d-85.6742906?hl=en

Site of a former mainline toll booth.  Hence why the ramps are designed like that.  Of course, the Bluegrass has been toll-free for a couple decades now, so it's time for KYTC to realign the ramps.

Reminds me of a common Mexican tollbooth/interchange design.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2020, 05:34:10 PM »

More in a rural vein, here's a butterfly interchange on OK's HE Bailey Turnpike
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.3626617,-98.4103676,732m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

I don't typically consider Oklahoma to be part of the South, but whatevs...

Here is another butterfly in Oklahoma, and here is another one several miles down the road.

And, speaking of marginally southern states, I seem to remember there being a butterfly interchange near Benton, KY.  Maybe they got rid of it while 69ing that highway.  ??

All 3 of our Oklahoma examples have toll booths under bridges. Interesting.

Terrifying is the word I'd use - you can barely see them ahead on the approaches. I'm guessing traffic flows are quite low given there are only 3 booths and absolutely no deceleration/weaving zones on approach.
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2020, 05:39:36 PM »

Plenty of advance signage for those toll booths.
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2020, 06:26:35 PM »

I don’t know if it’s crazy, but I’ve long been amazed by this interchange built right over Mobile Bay.
 
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2020, 10:40:13 AM »

Speaking of I-77, how about the wrong-way interchange at I-85?
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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2020, 09:32:35 PM »

Exit 111 on I-40 at Valdese, NC. All kinds of wackadoodle
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