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 on: Today at 09:54:55 PM 
Started by empirestate - Last post by paulthemapguy
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10/23 ==. post a picture of a Fitch barrel or crash attenuator


OH-I-670X01AW by Paul Drives, on Flickr


UT-I-15X342N by Paul Drives, on Flickr

and an attenuator-style guardrail terminal which is becoming standard


IN-I-70X151W by Paul Drives, on Flickr

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 on: Today at 09:52:29 PM 
Started by US71 - Last post by TheArkansasRoadgeek
I just got my map from the mail this afternoon after I ordered 2 weeks ago
So, the key is to order way in advance? ...I'll keep that in mind! :hmmm: :bigass:

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 on: Today at 09:49:01 PM 
Started by I-39 - Last post by ilpt4u
The tollways, on the other hand, are generally nicely up to date or there are programmed improvements (Central I-294). Even with that,  except for SB I-294 near O'Hare (which will be part of the I-294 expansion/rebuild), the tollways mostly run well where an interchange with IDOT isn't involved.
I-355 can get clogged @ I-88 Interchange, and thats 2 ISTHA roadways

Supposedly, IDOT did want to add a lane to the Stevenson/I-55 when they completely rebuilt the roadway (was that late 90s or early 2000s?), but they were told "no" apparently "from above" state of IL officials. Most of the rebuilt section was built with wide enough shoulders for the 4th Lane, and 4 lanes (2 each way) ran over it easily while reconstruction occurred.

I think the main Expressways are pretty undersized lane-wise, compared to Chicagoland's population.

That being said, they tend to channel Suburb to City movements, and the Metra train system truly is a competitive option at peak times/rush hour, and non-peak times, the Expressways serve their purposes pretty well

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 on: Today at 09:31:39 PM 
Started by MCRoads - Last post by MCRoads
Lol, I've gotten banned from chat...

I said A******d. sencord so OPs don't lock this thread. please don't lock this. Please.

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 on: Today at 09:31:28 PM 
Started by I-39 - Last post by ChiMilNet
Overall I would say Chicago's freeways are mostly up to date except for I-80 in Will County. Compare that to the very outdated Milwaukee area freeways that even in 2017 are still just 2 lanes in some places.

Except also I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) between I-294 and Central Ave (left hand exits), I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) anywhere East/North of I-355 (why didn't they add a lane back in the late 90s when they rebuilt much of it), I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) between O'Hare and I-94 Junction (short merges that cause unnecessarily bad backups), I-94 (Edens Expressway) entire stretch (antiquated 1950s pre-Interstate design with very narrow shoulders), I-94 (Bishop Ford Freeway) entire stretch (same issues as Edens Expressway). Though I agree it's amazing how freeways in Milwaukee are still only 2 lanes each way in many spots, all of these expressways I mentioned are just three lanes in each direction and are generally the main routes into Chicago. Considering how much traffic the get and how backed up they get, they are very out of date in many spots and very inadequate for modern day traffic needs. The tollways, on the other hand, are generally nicely up to date or there are programmed improvements (Central I-294). Even with that,  except for SB I-294 near O'Hare (which will be part of the I-294 expansion/rebuild), the tollways mostly run well where an interchange with IDOT isn't involved.

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 on: Today at 09:26:36 PM 
Started by MCRoads - Last post by rickmastfan67
I've gotten 3 PMs in the last 2 hours, thank you.

MCRoads, it wasn't necessary to have to say TY in public.  All you had to do was send a TY PM to the people who sent you the info.  There was a reason I locked the other thread.  Threads like this always seem to devolve into craziness.

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 on: Today at 09:26:02 PM 
Started by NE2 - Last post by roadguy2
Courtesy Urban Dictionary :

TROLL

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

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Giving you the benefit of a doubt for a moment, you may not intend to troll, but some of your posts could be interpreted as trolling. Posting to annoy (as you admit to doing) could be construed in some circles as trolling.

Remember this thread?

Quote from: Roadgeekteen
It was a joke thread.

"Posting to annoy"? You decide.

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 on: Today at 09:21:42 PM 
Started by CNGL-Leudimin - Last post by mrsman
Surprised that no one's pointed this out yet, but this year will be an I-10 World Series, just as last year was I-90.

There are two world series teams.  One team represents the city that is full of victims of Harvey.

And the other team is the Houston Astros. :-D

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 on: Today at 09:21:23 PM 
Started by fillup420 - Last post by Revive 755
Seen both ends but not clinched:  I-80, though several years apart on a different trips.

Seen both ends and clinched:  I-57.  I'm close to getting western I-74, only need to get the mainline ramp movements at the two I-465 interchanges.

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 on: Today at 09:11:43 PM 
Started by fillup420 - Last post by jp the roadgeek
As a passenger, would be either I-87, I-91, or US 5.

As a driver, would either be I-295 (including future extension to the PA Turnpike interchange), US 222, or NJ/NY 94.  Didn't drive the portion of NY 94 from NY 32 to US 9W, but I saw it on a trip down US 9W.


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