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Daniel Fiddler

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Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee ideal lanes
« on: August 19, 2021, 07:43:14 PM »

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Re: Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee ideal lanes
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 07:54:09 PM »

My opinions here…

For Georgia… I-20 should be 6 lanes all the way to Alabama, and I-85 should be 6 lanes south to the I-185 split. Possibly even more parts of I-95 to 8 lanes… I recall some existing 8 lane stretches that exist outside Brunswick.

For Tennessee… I-81 should be 6 lanes the entire way. Possibly more or all of I-40 from Memphis to Knoxville as well, at least in an infinite funding world.

For Florida… I-75 should be 8 lanes between I-4 and Sarasota, along with between Fort Myers and Naples. Can’t say for sure, but I also want to say all of I-4 should be at least 8 lanes.
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Re: Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee ideal lanes
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 08:02:31 PM »

My opinions here…

For Georgia… I-20 should be 6 lanes all the way to Alabama, and I-85 should be 6 lanes south to the I-185 split.

For Tennessee… I-81 should be 6 lanes the entire way. Possibly more or all of I-40 from Memphis to Knoxville as well, at least in an infinite funding world.

That's feasible.  I-40 from Memphis to I-81 and I-81 throughout Tennessee certainly have more than 30,000 ADT.  I am not sure about I-20 and I-85 though, although if they have more than 30,000 ADT, I can change them as well.  I've travelled both stretches of road, although it's been a few years, so I'm not as familiar with them as I once was, not sure what traffic volumes they carry now.  I'm sure I-20 is busier than it used to be with the completion of I-22 though, well, completion of AL's and MS's portion's, Tennessee didn't complete theirs, I guess I-22 is just going to be routed along I-55 / I-69 and I-269 eventually.
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Re: Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee ideal lanes
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 12:26:42 AM »

For Georgia… I-20 should be 6 lanes all the way to Alabama, and I-85 should be 6 lanes south to the I-185 split.

85 could stand to be widened all the way through the state. There is a significant amount of ATL-GSP traffic and I’ve never driven the segment east of Auburn when it wasn’t crowded with traffic. That said 20 from Atlanta to the AL border should be a bigger priority.

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Re: Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee ideal lanes
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2021, 02:20:35 AM »

Tennessee really, really, really needs to six-lane I-75 from Knoxville north to the state line, especially crossing the mountain between Caryville and Jellico.
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