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Author Topic: Widest freeway you've been on  (Read 3073 times)

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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2019, 06:23:10 PM »

I-5, just south of the I-405 split in Orange County CA, has 26 lanes divided into six roadways (HOV, regular, truck). I've driven it multiple times.

Mine too.

My old Kia broke down on that stretch of freeway back in '04; I was in the leftmost GP lane -- and a fan blade broke off and sliced through the radiator; by the time I got all the way off to the right an onto an offramp, the engine had seized.  Apparently that problem was common to some '02 Kia models; they subsequently did a recall -- and replaced my engine free.  Still, trying to negotiate 12 lanes of traffic with a steaming car was a bit unnerving!
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2019, 07:28:11 PM »

a fan blade broke off and sliced through the radiator

Don't tell me things like that...  The plastic circle around the fan in my car came apart last year, causing the fan blade tips to rattle against a piece of it as they turned.  I repaired it with super glue.  I also had the radiator replaced the same year, completely unrelated.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2019, 10:52:21 AM »

Widest freeway I've been on is the NJ Turnpike's 12 lane dual-dual section.  And, at some point during my travels, I've driven in each of the sections (southbound general, southbound cars only, northbound cars only, northbound general).
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2019, 10:58:19 AM »

I'll go with the Dan Ryan too, if only because it's in my hometown.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2019, 11:41:53 AM »

Katy Fwy, but I donít think that really counts since feeders are goosing the numbers. The ď26 laneĒ segments have at least 10 feeder lanes.

The 18-lane segment of the NJ Turnpike has more mainlanes and is far more visually impressive.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2019, 08:19:18 AM »

I think it would be the Dan Ryan for me as well, unless there's any freeway in the DFW metroplex wider than it. I don't think there is.

I'm pretty sure I-635 is wider than the Dan Ryan at its widest now. I think the Dan Ryan maxes out at 16 (3+4+4+3, plus the occasional ramp/auxiliary lane on each side), and I see a 17-lane section of I-635 under Montfort Dr.

The widest I've been on, by the way, is I-395 by the Pentagon.
I've never been on that section of I-635, so it is the Dan Ryan.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2019, 07:16:53 PM »

The Santa Ana Freeway I-5 in Orange County, CA that section used to be a 6 lane freeway until they widen the freeway back in the late 1990's to 2000's to have 10-12 lanes.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2019, 09:46:22 PM »

The Dan Ryan for me. Honorable mention to I-75 through Atlanta
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2019, 09:58:27 PM »

I think I've driven pretty well all of the wide freeways in North America now to be honest.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2019, 01:00:52 AM »

US 59 (Southwest Freeway) in Houston. I've been on the really wide section of the Katy, also - but before the widening was complete (I think it was 10-12 lanes at the time.)

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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2019, 01:12:45 AM »

The widest freeway I've been on is a section of I-35 in southern Oklahoma.  It has 4 lanes and a median more than 700 feet wide.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2019, 05:55:50 AM »

I'd have to say the New Jersey Turnpike, with the dual car/truck lane roadways.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2019, 07:55:03 AM »

The widest freeway I've been on is a section of I-35 in southern Oklahoma.  It has 4 lanes and a median more than 700 feet wide.

I have wondered what is the purpose of a median that is more than about 150 feet wide.  That is wide enough in a treed area to completely separate the roadways and make them invisible to each other, eliminating headlight glare from the opposing roadway.  I know of numbers of places where for long sections that the median is 400 feet to 500 feet wide or even wider.  Why?
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2019, 10:11:45 AM »

I-5, just south of the I-405 split in Orange County CA, has 26 lanes divided into six roadways (HOV, regular, truck). I've driven it multiple times.

This would be the record-holder for me as well (I'll be driving through it again today), but I want to give an honorable mention to CA-91 through Corona, which gets to 18-lanes wide at some points (22 lanes if you count the ramps).
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2019, 02:06:35 PM »

The widest freeway I've been on is a section of I-35 in southern Oklahoma.  It has 4 lanes and a median more than 700 feet wide.
Using that seemingly valid interpretation of the OP, Iím going with the Deadmanís Pass portion of western I-84, which seems to be about a mile and a half wide at one point, and has 5 total lanes.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2019, 03:08:45 PM »

The widest freeway I've been on is a section of I-35 in southern Oklahoma.  It has 4 lanes and a median more than 700 feet wide.
Using that seemingly valid interpretation of the OP, Iím going with the Deadmanís Pass portion of western I-84, which seems to be about a mile and a half wide at one point, and has 5 total lanes.

Under this interpretation, I believe mine would be I-24 southeast of Monteagle, TN ó 6 lanes total, but with the carriageways separated by as much as ~1.6 miles.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2019, 07:01:40 PM »

the 11 lane I-405 in Los Angeles

I was amazed by this road, especially 4 lanes each way was the widest I've seen before, and that was in a tunnel
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2019, 03:05:13 PM »

I-75 between Windy Hill and Delk in Atlanta (just north of I-285) has 8 lanes north and 7 lanes south.  That would be it for me, and I drive it regularly since I live off the Delk exit.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2019, 10:46:12 PM »

The Dan Ryan for me. Honorable mention to I-75 through Atlanta
Same goes for me.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2019, 09:37:05 AM »

I-465 just north of I-70 on the east side of Indy. I have no clue how many lanes it is.
12 lanes. Seems overbuilt for a bypass.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2019, 08:16:53 PM »

I-465 just north of I-70 on the east side of Indy. I have no clue how many lanes it is.
12 lanes. Seems overbuilt for a bypass.
Made worse by the 55 mph speed limit on a road that should be 70
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #71 on: May 20, 2019, 09:43:06 PM »

Widest: I-84, East Hartford, CT.  12 lanes (10 through, two HOV +2)
Widest, all through lanes: I-95/NJ 700/NJTP.  12 Lanes
Widest over a bridge: George Washington Br., Manhattan, NY to Fort Lee, NJ.  14 lanes.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2019, 09:48:51 PM »

I-465 just north of I-70 on the east side of Indy. I have no clue how many lanes it is.
12 lanes. Seems overbuilt for a bypass.
Now is overbuilt necessarily a bad thing?
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2019, 08:22:29 AM »

I-465 just north of I-70 on the east side of Indy. I have no clue how many lanes it is.
12 lanes. Seems overbuilt for a bypass.
Now is overbuilt necessarily a bad thing?
I didn't say it was a bad thing.
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Re: Widest freeway you've been on
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2019, 02:33:47 AM »

I-95 in Northern Virginia. 8 lanes with a reversible 3 lane toll. Never been anywhere else. I've stayed on the east coast.
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