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#21
Mountain West / Re: I-25 North Widening - Long...
Last post by jlam - June 15, 2024, 11:54:30 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 11:31:42 PM
Quote from: jlam on June 15, 2024, 11:29:51 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 01:48:36 PMThe next phase of this project has broken ground:

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/cdot-breaks-ground-on-i-25-north-express-lanes-project/65003

I just drove that segment today. So far, they've shifted at least the NB lanes about 10 feet further from the median and set up jersey barriers. I don't drive this section of I-25 as often as I do the US 34 - SH 14 section of the road, so the construction won't affect me as much.

Also: bus stations along I-25 through the Front Range are nearing completion!
Are these bus stations part of some BRT Project to Denver? I was not aware of that.

I'm pretty sure it's a new station for a realignment of the Bustang route through the area, so that it could stay on the Interstate instead of exiting into Loveland.
#22
General Highway Talk / Re: Which Non-Interstates In Y...
Last post by kurumi - June 15, 2024, 11:51:53 PM
Quote from: vdeane on June 11, 2024, 08:45:54 PM^ Adding exit numbers for 349 but not 20 strikes me as rather illogical.

In the same vein, there's an Exit 1 on CT 82 WB at CT 9 (which I guess makes 82 a freeway :-)
#23
General Highway Talk / Re: Which Non-Interstates In Y...
Last post by LilianaUwU - June 15, 2024, 11:44:50 PM
Quote from: vdeane on June 15, 2024, 09:39:48 PM
Quote from: LilianaUwU on June 15, 2024, 09:02:35 PM- QC 175 has them for the QC 136 and Chemin Saint-Louis exits north of the Pont de Qu├ębec.
Also for a short bit past the northern end of A-73, continuing A-73's exit numbers.  But that's probably just MTQ preferring to end A-73 at a numbered route instead of a park.
I wonder if MTQ eventually plans to upgrade QC 175 further north. Work's already almost done.

Quote from: vdeane on June 15, 2024, 09:39:48 PMManitoba and PEI don't even have any freeways that travel a significant distance (although maybe someday the Winnipeg beltway will be a full freeway; I'm not sure if PEI has any plans to upgrade more of TCH 1).
And PEI's closest example, the Cornwall bypass of TCH 1, is still a super two.
#24
Great Lakes and Ohio Valley / Re: Gordie Howe Bridge (US-Can...
Last post by LilianaUwU - June 15, 2024, 11:42:51 PM
Quote from: vdeane on June 15, 2024, 09:55:09 PM
Quote from: LilianaUwU on June 15, 2024, 08:40:28 PMHaving to have a passport for this would actually be pathetic.
Agreed.  Nobody needs a passport to use the Haskell Free Library and Opera House or the Peace Arch Park.  Why should one (or otherwise accepted travel document) be required here?  It's really overkill, especially given that the examples I cited are open to the public, while the construction zone isn't.
Security theater (or theatre on my side of the border) is the answer.
#25
Pacific Southwest / Re: US 101 and the Last Chance...
Last post by Quillz - June 15, 2024, 11:39:47 PM
Quote from: Bruce on June 15, 2024, 06:42:47 PM
Quote from: pderocco on June 15, 2024, 05:57:59 AMSo they're going to spend a couple billion dollars to save a few hundred "large-diameter old-growth redwood trees"? The hell with the trees, just move the road inland off the steep slope.

Old-growth redwoods are in short supply, and kind of the reason that area has such a major tourist draw. Destroying a bunch would rile up just about everyone.
Yes, I was going to say something similar. I'm one of those people who cares a great deal about "a few old-growth redwood trees." It's the reason I go to that area in the first place, and will be going back there this fall. If it wasn't for environmentalist groups in the early 20th century, we'd have no redwood groves at all today. The few that remain were saved by the 1920s or so.
#26
Mountain West / Re: I-25 North Widening - Long...
Last post by Plutonic Panda - June 15, 2024, 11:31:42 PM
Quote from: jlam on June 15, 2024, 11:29:51 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 01:48:36 PMThe next phase of this project has broken ground:

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/cdot-breaks-ground-on-i-25-north-express-lanes-project/65003

I just drove that segment today. So far, they've shifted at least the NB lanes about 10 feet further from the median and set up jersey barriers. I don't drive this section of I-25 as often as I do the US 34 - SH 14 section of the road, so the construction won't affect me as much.

Also: bus stations along I-25 through the Front Range are nearing completion!
Are these bus stations part of some BRT Project to Denver? I was not aware of that.
#27
Mountain West / Re: I-25 North Widening - Long...
Last post by jlam - June 15, 2024, 11:29:51 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 15, 2024, 01:48:36 PMThe next phase of this project has broken ground:

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/cdot-breaks-ground-on-i-25-north-express-lanes-project/65003

I just drove that segment today. So far, they've shifted at least the NB lanes about 10 feet further from the median and set up jersey barriers. I don't drive this section of I-25 as often as I do the US 34 - SH 14 section of the road, so the construction won't affect me as much.

Also: bus stations along I-25 through the Front Range are nearing completion!
#28
Pacific Southwest / Re: Interstate 11 alignment, t...
Last post by cl94 - June 15, 2024, 11:29:16 PM
Yeah, the head-ons are what 395 north of Reno and 93 north of Ely are famous for. Both of those have the dangerous combination of high truck traffic and lots of timid drivers afraid to pass, so passing often involves blowing past several vehicles at once.

Quote from: US 395 on June 15, 2024, 10:14:03 PM
Quote from: cl94 on June 14, 2024, 08:03:58 PMHonestly, if anywhere on the Vegas-Oregon corridor needs to be 4-laned, it's US 395 between Hallelujah Junction and Susanville. I'm not saying it's needed, but it has higher traffic counts than any of the 2-lane segments in Nevada by a decent margin and is more important in terms of need for redundancy given that it's an alternate for I-80 during winter.

(personal opinion emphasized)
I agree. As part of my job, I would go out and deliver to the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong. It's a pretty busy stretch of rural highway. There are passing lanes but having it be entirely four lanes definitely would be an improvement.

I think this stretch, and maybe some parts of 95, would be great opportunities for a Euro-style 2+1 road. Alternating passing lane, Jersey barrier or guiderail separating directions so you can only cross the centerline at intersections. Relatively inexpensive to construct and it would greatly increase safety.

(personal opinion emphasized)
#29
Traffic Control / Re: Guess the speed limit chal...
Last post by jlam - June 15, 2024, 11:23:41 PM
35 mph
#30
Pacific Southwest / Re: Interstate 11 alignment, t...
Last post by Max Rockatansky - June 15, 2024, 10:29:32 PM
US 93 used to be super hectic south of Boulder City before it began to be expanded.  Quaint that I remember it being an almost completely two lane highway to Wickenburg.  It was famous at the time for head on collisions. 

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