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Author Topic: Intersection Turn Lanes  (Read 20899 times)

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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2009, 08:59:14 PM »

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Yeah, like that. 3 left turn lanes at a signal. Never seen anything like it before.

There's a couple on the Southside, at least one for a few years.  One that comes to mind is Independence and Columbus near Virginia Beach Town Center.

Hmm... trying to remember from last time I drove through there... yeah, WB Columbus onto SB Independence....

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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2009, 10:50:24 PM »

I have no idea whose idea it was but in downtown Miami at least a few of the one way streets(definitely just south of I-395 and the Macarthur Causeway) headed east end at US 1/Biscayne Blvd with three left turn lanes for US 1 North.
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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2009, 01:48:55 PM »

The opposite extreme, in a way:

Cold Spring Rd at High Ridge Rd in Stamford, CT. There are two lanes at the light. The left lane is a left turn only lane. The right lane is for left turns, going straight, or right turns. The arrow painted on the pavement points all three ways. :spin:

Still, it makes sense when you consider that at least 95% of the traffic that reaches this intersection makes a left turn. Straight only takes you into the parking lot for Radio Shack, and right duplicates a movement which would make much more sense to do at the preceding intersection, with Long Ridge Road (look at the overall configuration in the area and you'll see why). This area is known locally as "Bull's Head", likely due to how the shape of the roads in the area sort of resemble the head of a bull when viewed from the air or on a map.
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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2009, 12:01:20 AM »

What's weird about that Duke? I see that all the time around here. Usually when you can turn any direction they leave the pavement blank, but sometimes they do paint the 3-way arrow. And the lane configuration is a common one coming out of shopping centers here...

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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2009, 12:53:24 PM »

What's weird about that Duke? I see that all the time around here. Usually when you can turn any direction they leave the pavement blank, but sometimes they do paint the 3-way arrow. And the lane configuration is a common one coming out of shopping centers here...

Hmm... well, it's the only place I've ever seen a three way arrow painted on the pavement, and it's the only place I've ever seen a lane that will let you turn either direction or go straight at an intersection with more than one lane.

Maybe it's more common elsewhere. Very unusual around here, though.
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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2009, 02:43:59 PM »

Let me name a few examples you can google earth.
1) willow oaks blvd. @ VA-169, fox hill road. The left lane is left turn only, right lane 3-way.
2) old buckroe rd./VA-169 @ pembroke ave./VA-310
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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2009, 02:50:13 AM »

There's quite a few triple left turn lanes in Nevada:
  • A Reno example is the southbound left turn from S. Virginia St to westbound S. McCarran Blvd.
  • Las Vegas area examples abound, with the most notable examples being several hotel/casino entrances on Las Vegas Blvd/The Strip.  There are a few at freeway on/off ramps also (mostly I-15 interchanges).

Another peculiar turn lane situation seen in Nevada is dual right turn lanes.  Again, most notable examples are in Las Vegas along the Strip and at freeway off ramps, but they do exist elsewhere.
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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2009, 05:17:46 PM »

DTP,  I photographed your three left-turn lane signal Saturday(from Armistead Ave SB at US 258/W Mercury Blvd and VA 134) 
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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2009, 05:51:16 PM »

Thanks for that... I really do wish I had my own camera... oh well, birthday's coming up.  ;-)

And do you mind telling me what your car looks like? :-P I probably saw you driving around saturday and am wondering if I did.

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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2009, 05:57:51 PM »

Its a green '99 Mercury Mystique
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Re: Intersection Turn Lanes
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2009, 06:09:50 PM »

Mmm... doesn't really stand out then. Nevermind. Though if you see a silver '03 Honda Element next time you're down here, wave!  :wave:

 


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