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Author Topic: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis  (Read 12172 times)

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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2019, 07:50:22 PM »

I think that US-52 between the Twin Cities and Rochester is fine as well. I haven't been on that highway in that stretch in probably about 10 years or so but used it a lot to get between Minneapolis and Rochester and vice versa and it was fine. Just thinking in my head and not looking at a map I had thought that I-35 would have been the way to go to Rochester but then after looking at a map and US-52 I figured out why it was better to take US-52.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2019, 08:20:02 PM »

If an I- was sought, it makes more sense to give it another x94. No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2019, 09:26:00 PM »

If an I- was sought, it makes more sense to give it another x94. No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.

They are if they're going to La Crosse and parts of SW Wisconsin.

I think the x94 designation is a good idea if MnDOT wants to upgrade all of US 52 from St. Paul to Rochester into a freeway in the future.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2019, 09:43:49 PM »

Heh. I forgot thereís other stuff besides Madison for people to go to. Weird.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2019, 09:51:21 PM »

If an I- was sought, it makes more sense to give it another x94. No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.

They are if they're going to La Crosse and parts of SW Wisconsin.

I think the x94 designation is a good idea if MnDOT wants to upgrade all of US 52 from St. Paul to Rochester into a freeway in the future.
Yeah I was thinking of that. What if they are going to La Crosse?
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2019, 01:37:11 AM »

I-91 has no children between Chicopee, MA and the Canadian border (about 222 miles).  Eastern I-84 has no children until youíre 3 miles short of crossing 2 states (about 123 miles)
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2019, 10:01:11 AM »

If an I- was sought, it makes more sense to give it another x94. No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.

They are if they're going to La Crosse and parts of SW Wisconsin.

I think the x94 designation is a good idea if MnDOT wants to upgrade all of US 52 from St. Paul to Rochester into a freeway in the future.

Don't forget the I-90/US 52 interchange itself, it is NOT fully up to I-standards and would have to be rebuilt in a manner similar to what WisDOT is now doing at I-39/90/I-43/WI 81 in Beloit, WI.

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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2019, 10:13:42 AM »

If an I- was sought, it makes more sense to give it another x94. No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.

They are if they're going to La Crosse and parts of SW Wisconsin.

I think the x94 designation is a good idea if MnDOT wants to upgrade all of US 52 from St. Paul to Rochester into a freeway in the future.

Don't forget the I-90/US 52 interchange itself, it is NOT fully up to I-standards and would have to be rebuilt in a manner similar to what WisDOT is now doing at I-39/90/I-43/WI 81 in Beloit, WI.

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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2019, 10:40:46 AM »

If and when I-49 gets completely built from downtown New Orleans to Kansas City, the results are about 900 miles. This is assuming that 49 gets built through downtown Shreveport instead of on the loop resulting in a I-149 spur or the like.

I expect MO 249 will eventually be I-249.

I-49 should actually be realigned along MO-249 with a new alignment connection on the north end to where I-49 has the 90 degree turns north of Carthage.  Even as it is, it's faster than taking the shared I-44 segment, and that's with a set of traffic lights to get back on I-49.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2019, 06:22:29 PM »

If and when I-49 gets completely built from downtown New Orleans to Kansas City, the results are about 900 miles. This is assuming that 49 gets built through downtown Shreveport instead of on the loop resulting in a I-149 spur or the like.

I expect MO 249 will eventually be I-249.

I-49 should actually be realigned along MO-249 with a new alignment connection on the north end to where I-49 has the 90 degree turns north of Carthage.  Even as it is, it's faster than taking the shared I-44 segment, and that's with a set of traffic lights to get back on I-49.

Yeah, to me that stretch doesn't make sense. I think it would be better to upgrade the I-49/MO-249 interchange and make the current I-49 stretch a spur.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2019, 01:28:30 PM »


No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.

They are if they're going to La Crosse and parts of SW Wisconsin.

I think I've actually done something similar while heading from MSP to Madison (and Chicago), although the details are a bit fuzzy in my memory.  As I recall, traffic was all jammed up on I-494 in Bloomington.  I realized that right after it was too late to take I-35W south as an alternate route, so I instead got immediately over and took 3 of the 4 loop ramps to get on southbound I-35W anyway.  At Medford I headed east on a combination of county highways until I eventually hit US-14 somewhere west of Rochester.  From there, I took I-90 to Tomah and rejoined my usual route.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2019, 09:28:11 PM »

No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.

I have.  Especially when my parents lived in the south Metro...
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2019, 09:44:09 PM »

No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.
I have.  Especially when my parents lived in the south Metro...

Yep, same here (except with my grandparents). In fact that is the recommended route from my home in Upstate NY to their home in Lakeville, MN.
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Re: Long stretches of interstate without 3dis
« Reply #63 on: March 26, 2019, 07:05:15 AM »

No one from MSP is using 52/90 to go to Wisconsin.
I have.  Especially when my parents lived in the south Metro...

Yep, same here (except with my grandparents). In fact that is the recommended route from my home in Upstate NY to their home in Lakeville, MN.
That makes sense considering Lakeville is south of the Twin Cities.
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