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 81 
 on: September 24, 2023, 09:08:03 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by Alps
Will congestion pricing be all of Manhattan south of 60th street? Down to battery park? Or is there a southern limit too? I read online the FDR and West Side Parkway will be exempt, but how will this affect entering those roads? I'm from Brooklyn, so if I cross the Brooklyn Bridge and immediately get on the FDR entrance ramp, will there be cameras immediately after the bridge? In that case you'd still get hit with the toll even for the FDR.

Yes, if you cross the Brooklyn Bridge you will get hit with the congestion fee, even if you use the FDR ramps.

The way things are planned out, you will not be hit with the congestion fee if you enter the West Side Highway or FDR Drive north of 60 St and then exit to the Battery Tunnel, or vice versa (you will, of course, still get hit with the Battery Tunnel toll). Any other entrance or exit will get you hit with the fee.

Yes, this does mean it will become impossible to get to Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island from the mainland by car without paying a toll. Though, as described above, one specific toll-free route to the mainland from Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island will remain.


I think it's complete bullshit that Queensboro Bridge isn't maintained as a free route. But that way the MTA makes more money off you using another of their bridges.

 82 
 on: September 24, 2023, 09:05:24 PM 
Started by US71 - Last post by edwaleni
When any Texas-based business expands outside of Texas usually Oklahoma is one of the first places they build. In the case of Buc-ee's, when they started building new locations outside of Texas it has been anywhere but Oklahoma.

There are now four locations in Alabama, at least two in Florida, two in Georgia, two in Tennessee, one in South Carolina and one in Kentucky (another KY project was recently cancelled). As I said before, their first locations in Colorado and Missouri are in the final stages of construction. Buc-ee's has proposed a North Carolina location in MeBane off I-40/85. They also have a location proposed in Dayton, Ohio near the I-70/OH-235 interchange. That's 16 locations in 9 states outside of Texas. That's a bit much for Oklahoma to be left out "accidentally."

Buc-ee's is also building some new locations in Texas. Construction is starting on a new world's largest convenience store in Luling, TX. That one will replace an existing Buc-ee's location which was an early version of their super store concept. They're also finally going forward with an Amarillo location. When all that work is finished there will be at least four Buc-ee's locations along I-40 -but none in Oklahoma.

I know Buc-ee's is picky about the locations where it chooses to build. The outer fringes of the OKC metro have a lot of open spots along I-35 or I-40 where a Buc-ee's location would do very well. It really seems weird to me they would build a location off I-44 in Springfield, MO before building anything in Oklahoma on the outskirts of the Tulsa or OKC metros.

Email them and ask them. There maybe a reason no one is aware of.

 83 
 on: September 24, 2023, 09:01:22 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by Hunty2022
Iím joining the list of people to fork the Denver Broncos. Iím also forking the New York Jets.

 84 
 on: September 24, 2023, 08:56:42 PM 
Started by US71 - Last post by Bobby5280
When any Texas-based business expands outside of Texas usually Oklahoma is one of the first places they build. In the case of Buc-ee's, when they started building new locations outside of Texas it has been anywhere but Oklahoma.

There are now four locations in Alabama, at least two in Florida, two in Georgia, two in Tennessee, one in South Carolina and one in Kentucky (another KY project was recently cancelled). As I said before, their first locations in Colorado and Missouri are in the final stages of construction. Buc-ee's has proposed a North Carolina location in MeBane off I-40/85. They also have a location proposed in Dayton, Ohio near the I-70/OH-235 interchange. That's 16 locations in 9 states outside of Texas. That's a bit much for Oklahoma to be left out "accidentally."

Buc-ee's is also building some new locations in Texas. Construction is starting on a new world's largest convenience store in Luling, TX. That one will replace an existing Buc-ee's location which was an early version of their super store concept. They're also finally going forward with an Amarillo location. When all that work is finished there will be at least four Buc-ee's locations along I-40 -but none in Oklahoma.

I know Buc-ee's is picky about the locations where it chooses to build. The outer fringes of the OKC metro have a lot of open spots along I-35 or I-40 where a Buc-ee's location would do very well. It really seems weird to me they would build a location off I-44 in Springfield, MO before building anything in Oklahoma on the outskirts of the Tulsa or OKC metros.

 85 
 on: September 24, 2023, 08:55:53 PM 
Started by andy3175 - Last post by pderocco
Freeway removal? Have you driven the road it replaces? It's even more tortuous than the road that would be replaced if the expressway were extended. (Actually, I love Kern Canyon Road, but I'd rather drive it while everyone else is on the expressway.)

The plan was to cross the river again, west of where the current expressway ends, go up onto the plateau, and come back down roughly along Rancheria Road. I think a more practical plan would simply be to extend it a couple miles on the south side of the river, straightening lots of curves, until around Willow Spring Creek. There are also a few tight curves at lower elevations that could perhaps be handled with a couple of short tunnels.

 86 
 on: September 24, 2023, 08:38:29 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by Duke87
Will congestion pricing be all of Manhattan south of 60th street? Down to battery park? Or is there a southern limit too? I read online the FDR and West Side Parkway will be exempt, but how will this affect entering those roads? I'm from Brooklyn, so if I cross the Brooklyn Bridge and immediately get on the FDR entrance ramp, will there be cameras immediately after the bridge? In that case you'd still get hit with the toll even for the FDR.

Yes, if you cross the Brooklyn Bridge you will get hit with the congestion fee, even if you use the FDR ramps.

The way things are planned out, you will not be hit with the congestion fee if you enter the West Side Highway or FDR Drive north of 60 St and then exit to the Battery Tunnel, or vice versa (you will, of course, still get hit with the Battery Tunnel toll). Any other entrance or exit will get you hit with the fee.

Yes, this does mean it will become impossible to get to Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island from the mainland by car without paying a toll. Though, as described above, one specific toll-free route to the mainland from Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island will remain.


 87 
 on: September 24, 2023, 08:36:23 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by pderocco
I could swear that we had this conversation just a few weeks ago.

To reiterate -- some states do post "Fender Bender? Move vehicles to shoulder if no injuries" signs but insurance companies still insist on vehicles not being moved until the police can arrive to write a report up.
Since practically everyone has a camera in their smart phone, just take some quick pictures showing the positions of the vehicles relative to the surroundings, and then pull over.

 88 
 on: September 24, 2023, 08:21:26 PM 
Started by freebrickproductions - Last post by freebrickproductions
So, if I'm understanding right, TN 58 no longer exists between US 64/US 11 and TN 153? Good to know.

 89 
 on: September 24, 2023, 08:15:35 PM 
Started by NWI_Irish96 - Last post by oscar
HI (+1):
1. Maui County splits with Lanai and Molokai Islnds becoming the new county named Kalohi County. Kaunaakakai becomes the county seat.

Molokai island is split, with most of it part of Maui County, but a small and low-population fragment comprises Kalawao County. That might change in the not-too-distant future, but be patient.

 90 
 on: September 24, 2023, 08:13:23 PM 
Started by Poiponen13 - Last post by vdeane
New York State has to be up there given that non-interstate freeways are called parkways especially in the New York City area.
There are plenty of non-interstate freeways that aren't parkways (and a few parkways that aren't freeways).


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