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DJStephens:

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--- Quote from: aboges26 on November 30, 2021, 11:16:08 PM ---US 550 in Bernalillo really grinds my gears, this reconstruction is (maybe "was" now) taking forever just to keep the traffic lights.  Texas could have built the entire thing as a freeway in a year.  Not sure if there was any scaled back plans or if that is the ultimate plan for the next rebuild in 10 years, or if that would be reserved for after increasing to 8 lanes.

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Don't even get me started on that bullshit. I always get routed behind the casino. It should be a full freeway with direct connect ramps to I-25.

Speaking of needed improvements in ABQ area I-40 needs to be at least six lanes to Edgewood and I'd argue Moriarty.

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There is a six lane cross-section E of Albu all the way to NM - 14.   An additional EB climbing lane further east would be useful.  To the crest of Sedillo Hill.  Am not sure if an additional WB lane is warranted from Moriarty to NM - 14.  The Edgewood early 00's interchange "redo" is horrible and needs to be ripped out and redone properly.   Doing it on the Cheap.  Absolute Crap.   

abqtraveler:

--- Quote from: DJStephens on December 02, 2021, 10:49:34 PM ---
--- Quote from: Plutonic Panda on December 02, 2021, 12:54:34 PM ---
--- Quote from: aboges26 on November 30, 2021, 11:16:08 PM ---US 550 in Bernalillo really grinds my gears, this reconstruction is (maybe "was" now) taking forever just to keep the traffic lights.  Texas could have built the entire thing as a freeway in a year.  Not sure if there was any scaled back plans or if that is the ultimate plan for the next rebuild in 10 years, or if that would be reserved for after increasing to 8 lanes.

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Don't even get me started on that bullshit. I always get routed behind the casino. It should be a full freeway with direct connect ramps to I-25.

Speaking of needed improvements in ABQ area I-40 needs to be at least six lanes to Edgewood and I'd argue Moriarty.

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There is a six lane cross-section E of Albu all the way to NM - 14.   An additional EB climbing lane further east would be useful.  To the crest of Sedillo Hill.  Am not sure if an additional WB lane is warranted from Moriarty to NM - 14.  The Edgewood early 00's interchange "redo" is horrible and needs to be ripped out and redone properly.   Doing it on the Cheap.  Absolute Crap.   

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There was a study that NMDOT did a few years ago where they were considering adding one or two interchanges between Sedillo Hill and Edgewood. At the very least they were looking at adding a diamond interchange at NM-217/Mountain Valley Road, and perhaps a second interchange a couple of miles to the east of there. NMDOT used to have a link to the study on its old website, but it's not on the newly revamped website.

aboges26:

--- Quote from: Plutonic Panda on December 02, 2021, 12:54:34 PM ---
--- Quote from: aboges26 on November 30, 2021, 11:16:08 PM ---US 550 in Bernalillo really grinds my gears, this reconstruction is (maybe "was" now) taking forever just to keep the traffic lights.  Texas could have built the entire thing as a freeway in a year.  Not sure if there was any scaled back plans or if that is the ultimate plan for the next rebuild in 10 years, or if that would be reserved for after increasing to 8 lanes.

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Don't even get me started on that bullshit. I always get routed behind the casino. It should be a full freeway with direct connect ramps to I-25.

Speaking of needed improvements in ABQ area I-40 needs to be at least six lanes to Edgewood and I'd argue Moriarty.

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With the amount of truck traffic on I-40, it is arguably necessary to six lane I-40 across NM for the sake of safety.  Not sure how many lives need to be lost for this to be realized by NMDOT, but then again US 550 is notorious for its DUI and distracted driving accidents resulting in deaths of whole families and there is not even a squeak regarding safety improvements.

triplemultiplex:

--- Quote from: aboges26 on December 17, 2021, 12:30:16 AM ---With the amount of truck traffic on I-40, it is arguably necessary to six lane I-40 across NM for the sake of safety. 

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That seems like massive overkill.  40 gets pretty desolate the closer one gets to the state lines.

Plutonic Panda:

--- Quote from: triplemultiplex on December 22, 2021, 10:40:24 AM ---
--- Quote from: aboges26 on December 17, 2021, 12:30:16 AM ---With the amount of truck traffic on I-40, it is arguably necessary to six lane I-40 across NM for the sake of safety. 

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That seems like massive overkill.  40 gets pretty desolate the closer one gets to the state lines.

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I mean I certainly wouldn’t be complaining if we added a third lane each way on all of our interstates but yeah there’s probably better uses of that money. I-40 does need more six laning though in NM particularly around Albuquerque.

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