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tolbs17:

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--- Quote from: tolbs17 on January 22, 2022, 07:52:43 PM ---
--- Quote from: SkyPesos on January 22, 2022, 07:49:22 PM ---Related threads:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24186.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29252.0

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Not really directed to my question but okay.

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Needs to be widened = underbuilt

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I say underbuilt if it was built not too long ago based on population.

sprjus4:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on January 22, 2022, 08:40:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: tolbs17 on January 22, 2022, 07:52:43 PM ---
--- Quote from: SkyPesos on January 22, 2022, 07:49:22 PM ---Related threads:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24186.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29252.0

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Not really directed to my question but okay.

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Needs to be widened = underbuilt

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I think he’s more focused on examples that were built and needed to be widened since day one, or when connecting pieces were finally complete - rather than simply highways that were once adequate, now need widening many years / decades later.

I’ll add I-664 to this. It has needed 6 lanes since it was complete in the early 1990s and should’ve been built with such. Now they’re evaluating merely adding HO/T lanes.

VA-168 between I-64 and N Battlefield Blvd was built with 4 lanes in 1999 and quickly exceeded capacity. Interestingly enough, I-464 north of this project was built with 6 lanes in the 1980s and carries 20,000 less vehicles per day. Traffic volumes jump as you go south of I-64, and the lanes reduce. I-464 also carries 30,000-40,000 less vehicles per day than the I-664 example, built around the same time.

SkyPesos:

--- Quote from: sprjus4 on January 22, 2022, 09:05:36 PM ---I think he’s more focused on examples that were built and needed to be widened since day one, or when connecting pieces were finally complete - rather than simply highways that were once adequate, now need widening many years / decades later.

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I totally knew that's what he meant from a very broad title and just a list of various examples in the first post. /s

tolbs17:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on January 22, 2022, 09:08:24 PM ---
--- Quote from: sprjus4 on January 22, 2022, 09:05:36 PM ---I think he’s more focused on examples that were built and needed to be widened since day one, or when connecting pieces were finally complete - rather than simply highways that were once adequate, now need widening many years / decades later.

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I totally knew that's what he meant from a very broad title and just a list of various examples in the first post. /s

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Yes that's my point of this thread.

Ted$8roadFan:
Schuylkill expressway in Philadelphia/Montgomery County. 

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