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Author Topic: AARoads Bill 1: An Act to Create Interstate 32 in Texas  (Read 614 times)

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Re: AARoads Bill 1: An Act to Create Interstate 32 in Texas
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2019, 09:02:23 AM »

Should this not be in the Fiction column?
Why here and not fictional?

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Have you looked at the AADTs?  I think it's debatable that traffic counts warrant an Interstate designation.  AADT doesn't even top 11,000 along any stretch between Chillicothe and Amarillo.  In my opinion, US-287 should be upgraded to a full freeway between Fort Worth and Vernon but, west of there, some bypasses and grade-separated interchanges are all that's needed.

Then, of course, there is the argument that making it an interstate - or at least a full freeway - will in turn increase traffic volumes, thus justifying it. That is one of the arguments for extending the US 219 freeway south from Springville, NY to Salamanca.

Personally, I believe that volumes will increase on any given corridor once it's a freeway. But that's an effect of the project, not a cause for it.
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Re: AARoads Bill 1: An Act to Create Interstate 32 in Texas
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2019, 02:49:36 PM »

Why would you want to spend millions of dollars in order to make a highway more crowded?
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Re: AARoads Bill 1: An Act to Create Interstate 32 in Texas
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2019, 04:10:56 PM »

Why would you want to spend millions of dollars in order to make a highway more crowded?

A newly widened highway wouldn't be more crowded than it was before, but it would carry more volume. Obviously, the increase in lanes/capacity would more than offset the increase in volume. You wouldn't expect the two to increase in perfect sync.
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