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Mergingtraffic:
I was thinking of creating a thread for NYC roads for awhile now...so here goes, like the New Jersey or Connecticut threads you can post items (articles, discussions, old photos, new photos, maps) about the 5 boroughs here:

First up:
HOV Lane extension on I-278.
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/governor_announces_opening_of.html

Will this realllllly help?

Also, do you think the Kew Gardens interchange will actually help things?  Although I can't find any plans of it online.

NJRoadfan:
Some vintage shots of the old West Side Highway (including some signs): https://www.flickr.com/photos/m-joedicke/sets/72157622861957575

Zeffy:

--- Quote from: Mergingtraffic on September 02, 2015, 03:30:46 PM ---First up:
HOV Lane extension on I-278.
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/governor_announces_opening_of.html

--- End quote ---

It's great they are trying to improve the hell that is the Staten Island Expressway, except this is more like a band-aid, if that. This is the ONLY highway that runs through Staten Island connecting New Jersey with another borough. There simply needs to be another. The freeway is too substandard to support the amount of traffic combined with the horrible driving skills demonstrated by tri-state area drivers.

Alps:

--- Quote from: Mergingtraffic on September 02, 2015, 03:30:46 PM ---I was thinking of creating a thread for NYC roads for awhile now...so here goes, like the New Jersey or Connecticut threads you can post items (articles, discussions, old photos, new photos, maps) about the 5 boroughs here:

First up:
HOV Lane extension on I-278.
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/governor_announces_opening_of.html

Will this realllllly help?

Also, do you think the Kew Gardens interchange will actually help things?  Although I can't find any plans of it online.

--- End quote ---
The HOV lane extension will help once it makes it back toward the new Goethals. Until then, there are too many sources of traffic jams in Staten Island and something will always cause trouble. (A climbing lane up Todt Hill would really hit the spot, nao...)

Kew Gardens work won't help things. The backup is simply due to too many freeway cancellations. If the Clearview connected to the Nassau, you'd have a north-south relief route that would free up the Van Wyck. If the Cross-Brooklyn or Bushwick existed, you'd be able to clear up the traffic from JFK north to the LIE.

D-Dey65:

--- Quote from: Zeffy on September 02, 2015, 09:31:54 PM ---
--- Quote from: Mergingtraffic on September 02, 2015, 03:30:46 PM ---First up:
HOV Lane extension on I-278.
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/governor_announces_opening_of.html

--- End quote ---

It's great they are trying to improve the hell that is the Staten Island Expressway, except this is more like a band-aid, if that. This is the ONLY highway that runs through Staten Island connecting New Jersey with another borough. There simply needs to be another.
--- End quote ---
Yes, they need to revive the formerly proposed Richmond Parkway extension to Todt Hill, and extend the West Shore Expressway north to the Willowbrook Expressway. They should also extend the Willowbrook Parkway to Great Kills Park. I know I'm using the old names, but that's besides the point. 

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