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 on: Today at 02:51:53 PM 
Started by theroadwayone - Last post by Finrod
Connecting Georgia 400 and I-675 like the original design of Atlanta expressways had it.

 on: Today at 02:47:33 PM 
Started by Scott5114 - Last post by oscar
Dayton => Notre-Dame-des-Prairies (QC):

 on: Today at 02:42:48 PM 
Started by fillup420 - Last post by Finrod
Illinois 53 infamously goes from a 6-lane expressway to a concurrency with Lake-Cook Rd.

 on: Today at 02:33:37 PM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by Max Rockatansky
There is actually quite a few reassurance 130s up there, especially on San Antonio Valley Road.  I suspect Caltrans doesnít have a trademark on the Spade since there some replica sign shops like the one in Bishop that makes copies.  Iíve even encountered some sign making companies that produce Caltrans spec shields. 

 on: Today at 02:24:04 PM 
Started by roadgeek - Last post by roadgeek
That is very reassuring. This site right here is a great resource no doubt. I've always enjoyed the photos from Michigan Highway Ends which I have contributed to in the past among other photo oriented sites. However that is one of the sites that are defunct. I get it, people move on, have other interests, or just don't have the time nor money for web hosting and what not. The reason I liked sites such as that was there are photos that really aren't documented anywhere else. A highway ends sight might show just that, ends, but what about the in betweens like junctions, multi-plexes, etc? That is the heart of the matter for me.

 on: Today at 02:13:37 PM 
Started by NE2 - Last post by Jmiles32
In terms of MD 404, I believe that the remaining two lane section from MD 16 to the Delaware line is on the drawing board but no funding at the moment.

As for Delaware 404, I think that State is too occupied with getting Route 1 up to freeway standards.  Plus, there is going to be a lot of work on US 113 over the next twenty years between Millsboro and Ellenton.  I think best case scenario on Delaware 404 getting widened is 30 years from now unless they can elect a Governor like Hogan who will build better roads in the whole state and not just the urban areas.
If Maryland were to complete widening 404 all the way to Delaware State Line, it would definitely put the pressure on Delaware to seriously consider widening its portion of 404 to at least US-113.

Meant to post this last week when I read it. MD Secy of Transportation Pete Rahn appeared before the Montgomery County Council to discuss the state's ideas to widen the interstates.


"There were concerns expressed about whether or not the American Legion Bridge would be included in the expansion project, and Rahn confirmed that it would be."

Basically, they have no plans beyond "a PPP project to make toll lanes" and are relying on the private sector to come up with the details...
Very interested to see what ideas the private sector comes with, especially for the tight section of the Capital Beltway between I-270 and I-95. Could end up seeing something very similar to the underground and extremely impressive I-635 TEXpress lanes near Dallas.

 on: Today at 01:56:51 PM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by 23skidoo
This is an interesting thread. I have some ideas about how the current US television market areas could be reformed, but I don't know if this would be the appropriate place for it. If people are interested, I might start a new thread on it.

Some ideas:
Merging small markets (<100,000 households) with larger ones
Carving new markets out of larger ones (especially where the over-the-air signals don't reach)
Relocating transmitters to better serve the whole market

 on: Today at 01:54:19 PM 
Started by roadgeek - Last post by adventurernumber1
Roadgeeking is definitely still a thing. Websites becoming less active is not necessarily an indicator of the status of roadgeeking itself. I know that I personally have actually taken more road pictures in the past year than I ever have at any other point in my entire life. However, due to complications with my phone, I am currently unable to upload anymore of those photos for the time being.  X-(

I have also taken a lot of road videos, but due to the same complications and more, most of those have not made it to YouTube yet, and it will probably be a long while until they do. This forum is definitely still as active as ever, if not even more than before.

I would say that roadgeeking is not dead at all!  ;-)

 on: Today at 01:50:59 PM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by 23skidoo
Maybe a bit off topic, but my brother and I went to the Tim Horton's in Port Huron, MI right across the border from Canada and the TV they had was on CTV Kitchener! Pretty odd to see our local news station in a different country :). The quality looked terrible though.

This is probably because Port Huron is just out of range of the Detroit affiliates (at least it is now after the digital transition). If you don't have cable or satellite, there aren't any over-the-air signals from the US. They were probably watching one of the CTV repeaters located near Sarnia.

 on: Today at 01:44:39 PM 
Started by Plutonic Panda - Last post by Baloo Uriza
Posters who frequent the Transit board are advised to remember that the vast majority of the members of this board are primarily interested in roads, highways, and private automobiles. Transit fans are not to admonish users for their choice of mode of transport (and similarly roadgeeks are reminded not to admonish the transit fans). While road projects and transit projects often are forced to compete for the same transportation dollars, it is hoped that we can avoid road-oriented threads in other sections of the board being derailed with posts along the lines of

This interchange project is so expensive they should have spend that money on buying sixteen thousand buses instead :( :( :( :(  :banghead: :coffee: :meh:

Let us reflect on this before posts and/or posters have to start being excised. Remember, this is AARoads and not AARoadsAreAwful or AARoadsNeedToStopExisting.

I don't think being interested in multimodal roads and transportation systems is mutually exclusive with being a roadgeek. In fact, I'd imagine there are a lot of us here who don't simply want more roads or bigger roads, but better ones.
Skyscraperpage, Skyscrapercity, Skyrise Cities, City-Data forum, etc. are all places where you go and find posters who will always bitch about the bs induced demand theory, why new urbanism is better than suburbia, why freeways should be demolished, blah blah blah go there and spew that crap.

Itís nice to actually have an online forum where you can make suggestions about widening roads and not have 10 posters start crying and whining. Sometimes bigger roads are better than smaller ones.

Nothing wrong with a road widening, where it makes perfect sense in the context. You're making a straw man argument.

Too often, we see highway expansion suggestions where it makes no contextual sense outside of some desire for Platonic perfection, highway department myopia, or to benefit outsiders at the heavy expense of locals. OKC Boulevard is a perfect example. Should those concerns not be raised?

And even then, there's some large roads that could work with better organization.  Memorial Drive in Tulsa, for example, could easily take some space from the median, generous soft shoulders or the third lane where there is one, and add bike tracks and sidewalks for its length from the airport to Bixby.  71st Street could do the same between Union and at least Garnett, if not 129th East, and 61st (especially because of all the schools on it) from Riverside to just as far east as 71st.  More transportation choice makes unlivable places like Portland at least tolerable, and good places better.


In the opposite direction - there are a ton of monstrous surface roads in the Tampa Bay Area that should've been converted to freeways a long time ago, simply because the traffic isn't going away, and the lack of grade separation leads to ghastly fatality rates for both autos and pedestrians.

Sometimes making a bigger road bigger just to complete the street is necessary.  Vision Zero isn't a bad idea regardless of how it's accomplished.

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