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Show Us Your Local Interchange
« on: January 26, 2009, 12:28:06 AM »

Hey everyone, I thought it might be a cool idea if you could show us the interchange closest to you.

The closest one to me is the Highway 402/Wonderland Road interchange in London, Ontario Canada.

It was constructed in 1998 as a Parclo A-2 interchange, with room to expand to a Parclo A-4 in the near future when the city expands and volumes increase.

Here's an overview picture from Google Earth (1 km zoomed out), taken on May 3rd, 2006:


And here's the ground view, taken on October 28th, 2004:




Anyways, I hope you enjoyed it!  Now I invite you to show us yours!

Best,
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 09:13:00 AM »

Im not going to show mine, but all I can say is that it is more than 3 hours away.  :no:

(Although there is 2 planned in my city but the MTO is probably never going to do it  :banghead:)
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 09:14:53 AM »

Closest one: SR 531 at I-5 (only couple of yards away)

Aerial view from 2005 (Google Maps)



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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 10:07:05 AM »


 I actually live about a mile away from this, but it is the closest interchange.
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 12:59:07 PM »

John you live about a half hour away from me...

US 101 at Gravenstein Highway (Rohnert Park Expressway would have worked too, but I live off of Cotati Ave anyways)








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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 03:50:48 PM »

Hmm, must be a lot of traffic noise. And you're barely ITP, your commute must be hell.
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 04:26:39 PM »

This is the interchange closest to me in Des Moines. I-235 was recently re-build and widened through the Des Moines metro area. The interchange in the pic is that of a re-designed Exit 6, for 31st Street. Until the I-235 project, there was no eastbound exit ramp to 31st St. Eastbound motorists has to exit from I-235 at 35th St.



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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 05:11:04 PM »

Hmm, must be a lot of traffic noise. And you're barely ITP, your commute must be hell.

Yeah, there are apartments and hotels abutting the freeway, so they get all of the freeway noise. The only noise that I hear is from the freight trains, which are about a mile or so away.

Old National Highway (SR 279) is usually backed up at all times of day, due to design flaws at its interchange with the freeway (I-85/285). Coming southbound there are three lanes. The number three lane ends about a 1/10 a mile south of the freeway. Since drivers are selfish, they crowd the number three lane, leading to maddening delays.

When I was going to college (Georgia State University), traffic didn't really get bad on I-85 until I hit 166. And I usually would cut off onto the side roads to avoid the traffic.


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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 05:37:00 PM »

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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009, 05:59:53 PM »

The upgraded Marquette Interchange


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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2009, 07:30:16 PM »

I love the blue ramps!
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2009, 08:16:54 PM »

[quote author = DAL764]Cool, right under the approach for runway 10 at Atlanta-Hartsfield  :) .
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Yeah, right there. The runway over I-285 is about a mile, mile and a half or so to the east of where I live. I love driving under that bridge. Got  a video of it on my YouTube page. Check it out.


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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2009, 10:59:06 PM »

Meh... my nearest interchange:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=37.040646,-76.394398&spn=0.006132,0.009656&t=k&z=17 (I-64 Exit 263 - US-258/VA-134 Mercury Blvd.)

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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2009, 01:23:05 PM »

Here's a photo of my local interchange.




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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2009, 10:24:22 PM »

General de Gaulle Dr and Westbank Expy




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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2009, 01:39:14 AM »

This is the closest interchange to where I grew up.  I'd submit it for the "Guess the Aerial" contest, but I don't think many people would be able to place it.



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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2009, 02:20:19 PM »

I live closest (3 miles) to the end of GA-236 at US-78 (Stone Mountain Freeway)

But in the opposite direction, I'm not very far from Spaghetti Junction (I-85/I-285)



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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2009, 10:55:23 PM »

The I-37/US 77 interchange, 14 miles west of Corpus Christi.  The US 77 could be the future I-69.


Heading south on US 77 approaching the interchange:



Heading north on US 77:
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Re: Show Us Your Local Interchange
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2009, 02:47:59 AM »

This is TX-99 (Grand Parkway) southbound at the Fort Bend Westpark Tollway. They just recently added a frontage road on the northeast quadrant of the interchange connecting Westpark/FM-1093 to Fry Road without having to enter the northbound Grand Parkway mainlanes.

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