News:

The AARoads Wiki is live! Come check it out!

Main Menu

I-69 in Arkansas

Started by AcE_Wolf_287, March 18, 2020, 06:53:28 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

Road Hog

Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 12:27:52 AMDefine "slammed."
I-40 on the opposite side of Little Rock.


MikieTimT

Quote from: Road Hog on June 16, 2024, 04:51:49 AM
Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 12:27:52 AMDefine "slammed."
I-40 on the opposite side of Little Rock.

Just a random Google Street view around the Lonoke area I randomly selected east of Little Rock.  Note the percentage of truck traffic in the view as you look around 360°.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/vmXKE1S8QA3VdumN7

The Ghostbuster

Would it be possible (or practical) to add a truck-only lane in each direction on Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Memphis? If this is a truck-heavy corridor, maybe given them their own lane would help reduce congestion in the existing general-purpose lanes.

Plutonic Panda

I think if you're gonna do that, you might as well just build two new truck lanes in each direction.

Bobby5280

There is no question I-40 between Little Rock and Memphis is slammed with traffic. Truck traffic is insane on that stretch.

splashflash

If the ARDOT were able to set up a tolling authority like Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas (formerly), tolls could be placed on any new lanes.  Maybe the revenue would pay for the lanes once I-57 is completed.

 Revoke the "no tolls after already having been paid for" rule and extra lanes could be underwritten by I-30 and I-40 tolls to pay for a new I-69.

bwana39

Quote from: splashflash on June 16, 2024, 05:31:54 PMIf the ARDOT were able to set up a tolling authority like Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas (formerly), tolls could be placed on any new lanes.  Maybe the revenue would pay for the lanes once I-57 is completed.

 Revoke the "no tolls after already having been paid for" rule and extra lanes could be underwritten by I-30 and I-40 tolls to pay for a new I-69.

Arkansas has a (state) constitutional amendment disallowing tolls period.
Let's build what we need as economically as possible.

JREwing78

Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 12:27:52 AMDefine "slammed."
30,000-40,000 vehicles per day outside of the metro areas, with 50%-60% commercial trucks. North of US-70, it swells to 80,000-120,000 vehicles per day.

Given substantial sections are still only 4-lanes, and the high level of commercial trucks on it, I would say it's "slammed".

Source: https://addt-ardot.hub.arcgis.com/

Rothman

Quote from: JREwing78 on June 16, 2024, 07:03:01 PM
Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 12:27:52 AMDefine "slammed."
30,000-40,000 vehicles per day outside of the metro areas, with 50%-60% commercial trucks. North of US-70, it swells to 80,000-120,000 vehicles per day.

Given substantial sections are still only 4-lanes, and the high level of commercial trucks on it, I would say it's "slammed".

Source: https://addt-ardot.hub.arcgis.com/

Finally, someone that isn't just spouting blather.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

Bobby5280

It's common knowledge I-40 between Little Rock and Memphis is slammed with traffic (especially semi trucks) and has been for a long time. Anyone calling this very easy observation "blather" might want to be sure they're not blathering themselves.

sprjus4

Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 07:42:58 PM
Quote from: JREwing78 on June 16, 2024, 07:03:01 PM
Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 12:27:52 AMDefine "slammed."
30,000-40,000 vehicles per day outside of the metro areas, with 50%-60% commercial trucks. North of US-70, it swells to 80,000-120,000 vehicles per day.

Given substantial sections are still only 4-lanes, and the high level of commercial trucks on it, I would say it's "slammed".

Source: https://addt-ardot.hub.arcgis.com/

Finally, someone that isn't just spouting blather.
It's been discussed ad nauseum on this forum, with traffic volumes & truck percentages as well...

Rothman

Quote from: sprjus4 on June 16, 2024, 08:23:08 PM
Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 07:42:58 PM
Quote from: JREwing78 on June 16, 2024, 07:03:01 PM
Quote from: Rothman on June 16, 2024, 12:27:52 AMDefine "slammed."
30,000-40,000 vehicles per day outside of the metro areas, with 50%-60% commercial trucks. North of US-70, it swells to 80,000-120,000 vehicles per day.

Given substantial sections are still only 4-lanes, and the high level of commercial trucks on it, I would say it's "slammed".

Source: https://addt-ardot.hub.arcgis.com/

Finally, someone that isn't just spouting blather.
It's been discussed ad nauseum on this forum, with traffic volumes & truck percentages as well...

And yet, the blathering continues rather than providing the actual info that Mr. Dallas provided.

No need to keep blathering.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.



Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.