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US 89:
It always shocked me that there wasn't a freeway grade connection from US 20 to I-15, especially when 20 is essentially interstate standard all the way past Rexburg. I've nearly been rear-ended heading westbound at that first light because the dude behind me barely realized the freeway was going to end in time.

Personally I hope they go with option C, but any improvements would be good to see here.

Alps:

--- Quote from: US 89 on May 26, 2020, 09:24:45 PM ---It always shocked me that there wasn't a freeway grade connection from US 20 to I-15, especially when 20 is essentially interstate standard all the way past Rexburg. I've nearly been rear-ended heading westbound at that first light because the dude behind me barely realized the freeway was going to end in time.

Personally I hope they go with option C, but any improvements would be good to see here.

--- End quote ---
H seems far and away the best alternative from a traffic operations standpoint, as well as opening up the downtown to development and bike/ped traffic. Minimum ramp clutter and braiding.

webny99:

--- Quote from: US 89 on May 26, 2020, 09:24:45 PM ---It always shocked me that there wasn't a freeway grade connection from US 20 to I-15, especially when 20 is essentially interstate standard all the way past Rexburg. I've nearly been rear-ended heading westbound at that first light because the dude behind me barely realized the freeway was going to end in time.

--- End quote ---

Wow, that's bad, and this overhead certainly doesn't help matters. I would never, ever see a "next right" sign like that and think that I might have to stop at a light in between the sign and where I make my turn. Next right is freeway lingo around here.

US 89:

--- Quote from: Alps on May 26, 2020, 09:55:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: US 89 on May 26, 2020, 09:24:45 PM ---It always shocked me that there wasn't a freeway grade connection from US 20 to I-15, especially when 20 is essentially interstate standard all the way past Rexburg. I've nearly been rear-ended heading westbound at that first light because the dude behind me barely realized the freeway was going to end in time.

Personally I hope they go with option C, but any improvements would be good to see here.

--- End quote ---
H seems far and away the best alternative from a traffic operations standpoint, as well as opening up the downtown to development and bike/ped traffic. Minimum ramp clutter and braiding.

--- End quote ---

The more I look at it, the more I'm coming to like H. It's just going to mean I have to reclinch that segment of US 20 - I don't think I can justify continuing to claim that if the new alignment is over a mile further north with new interchanges. But I guess I can use a new US 20 bypass as an excuse to get up to Idaho Falls and clinch some of the other routes in that area.

Alps:

--- Quote from: US 89 on May 26, 2020, 10:54:55 PM ---
--- Quote from: Alps on May 26, 2020, 09:55:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: US 89 on May 26, 2020, 09:24:45 PM ---It always shocked me that there wasn't a freeway grade connection from US 20 to I-15, especially when 20 is essentially interstate standard all the way past Rexburg. I've nearly been rear-ended heading westbound at that first light because the dude behind me barely realized the freeway was going to end in time.

Personally I hope they go with option C, but any improvements would be good to see here.

--- End quote ---
H seems far and away the best alternative from a traffic operations standpoint, as well as opening up the downtown to development and bike/ped traffic. Minimum ramp clutter and braiding.

--- End quote ---

The more I look at it, the more I'm coming to like H. It's just going to mean I have to reclinch that segment of US 20 - I don't think I can justify continuing to claim that if the new alignment is over a mile further north with new interchanges. But I guess I can use a new US 20 bypass as an excuse to get up to Idaho Falls and clinch some of the other routes in that area.

--- End quote ---
Under any alternative, I expect a road meet.

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