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webny99:

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 01, 2019, 02:14:14 PM ---WI: I-90/94, Tomah to I-39, or at least Dells - I-39

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How about Tomah to the Illinios line?
I recall construction of some sort on I-90/I-39 south of Madison, but I would love to see a consistent six lanes from Rockford, IL, up to Tomah.

TheHighwayMan394:

--- Quote from: webny99 on January 01, 2019, 04:42:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 01, 2019, 02:14:14 PM ---WI: I-90/94, Tomah to I-39, or at least Dells - I-39

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How about Tomah to the Illinios line?
I recall construction of some sort on I-90/I-39 south of Madison, but I would love to see a consistent six lanes from Rockford, IL, up to Tomah.



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Itís being six laned south of Madison, so I omitted it.

webny99:

--- Quote from: froggie on January 01, 2019, 04:34:55 PM --- You may or may not recall that I did an analysis of I-95 in the Carolinas and south of Petersburg a couple years ago.  Widening is very warranted from the Georgia line up to US 17/Exit 33 and again near I-26, but from Yemassee to north of Walterboro less so.

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I was not aware of that -- it was just before my time. Thanks for posting!

sparker:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on January 01, 2019, 02:07:20 PM ---Any part of the CA 99 Freeway that is four lanes ought to be six at minimum. There are four stretches that come to mind:

-  Delano to Tulare
-  Fresno to just north of Madera
-  Merced to Turlock
-  Lodi to Elk Grove

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Fortunately -- or not, depending upon Caltrans' whims and priorities -- the ultimate plan as outlined in the "CA 99 Master Plan" active for nearly 20 years is to 6-lane the entire route while getting rid of substandard (by reasonably current as well as Interstate-compliant) the remaining "virtual RIRO's" (i.e., the several 15mph on/off "ramp" facilities in the Delano-Tulare segment).  Unfortunately, as there was no timetable attached to that master plan, the agency is free to prioritize as they will -- although D10 has been considerably more active than D6 since the CA 198-to-Kingsburg segment was done. 

I just returned from an abbreviated trip to SoCal to take care of some business related to my audio ventures; my traveling companion, who is also in that field, needed to get back early to handle some family stuff.  I'll post what I saw on the 2-day venture in the Road Trip section either today or tomorrow.

But for the purposes of the OP, the other CA 6-laning that I consider necessary and/or overdue are, in no particular order:

(1)  US 101 from Novato through Healdsburg (the outer edge of North Bay suburbia).
(2)  I-5 from CA 12 to the existing 6-lane section at Elk Grove.  Commute traffic can overwhelm at times.
(3)  I-5 from CA 152 north to the I-580 split, and I-580 from there to I-205.  Lots of traffic coming from CA 152.  Ideally, all of I-5 needs 6-laning -- but occasional extra lanes in the median (more for the passing of trucks than anything else) plus some truck climbers in the Kettleman Hills area (both directions).
(4) I-15 north of the I-40 split, all the way to the NV line.  Just add an extra lane in the median over the whole length -- period!
(5) US 101 from south of Santa Maria up to the recent 6-laning of the Cuesta grade north of SLO.  Enough folks have moved to the area to warrant this; it tends to get congested on its own without help from LA or Bay tourists.
(6) (and this is a real long shot:) I-80 all the way over the Sierras to the NV state line.  Such an expansion would probably cost 15-20 times what the original ca. 1965 construction did, so one shouldn't hold one's breath!
(7) (another long shot considering the cost of bridge/causeway expansion):  I-5 from CA 99 near Sacramento Airport out to the CA 16 junction NW of Woodland.  Since Woodland is effectively functioning as a Sacramento exurb these days, I-5 can and does see regular congestion along that stretch.
 
 

webny99:

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 01, 2019, 04:47:50 PM ---
--- Quote from: webny99 on January 01, 2019, 04:42:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on January 01, 2019, 02:14:14 PM ---WI: I-90/94, Tomah to I-39, or at least Dells - I-39

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How about Tomah to the Illinios line?
I recall construction of some sort on I-90/I-39 south of Madison, but I would love to see a consistent six lanes from Rockford, IL, up to Tomah.

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Itís being six laned south of Madison, so I omitted it.

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I figured as much --- it looked like a widening, but there wasn't much, if any, activity, so I couldn't tell for sure. That was summer 2017.

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