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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #375 on: September 05, 2018, 12:50:04 AM »

In my trips from Laredo down to McAllen, using TX 359 to Hebbronville was definitely the way to go rather than US 83; from there, I tried FM 1017  and TX 285 and both ways took about the same time, although northbound I'd imagine the FM 1017 checkpoint is unlikely to be backed up while the one on US 281 south of Falfurrias gets a lot more traffic, being on the main route to San Antonio and points north. Then again, if I had an unreliable car I'd probably want to be use 281 and 285; 1017 is pretty desolate south of Hebbronville until you get to FM 2686 (I don't remember seeing anyone coming the opposite direction for miles at a time). I never tried any of the options using FM 649.

The one time I used US 83 it was over an hour slower, although north of Roma it's not terrible (Zapata is the only town of much note between there and Laredo); the only reason to go that way if you're headed anywhere east of Roma would be to avoid la migra, or if you just want to spend more time near civilization. It's also a little more scenic although much of its alignment is well away from the river.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #376 on: July 16, 2019, 03:08:39 PM »

I can't believe the SPR-100 corridor has not had any serious consideration as an I-2 eastern extension, since it would provide a great hurricane evacuation route for Port Isabel and South Padre Island.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #377 on: July 16, 2019, 04:34:40 PM »

What is the SPR-100 corridor? How does it pertain to a potential Interstate 2 eastern extension? At any rate, I doubt Interstate 2 will be extended further east than it already does.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #378 on: July 16, 2019, 05:21:52 PM »

State Park Road 100 is a corridor that could be Interstate 2 if Interstate 2 were to continue east. If they ever extend Interstate 2 east, there is not much distance between its current east terminus and The Gulf Of Mexico.

At the same time, TX DOT might think Interstate 2 is close enough to The Gulf Of Mexico all ready.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #379 on: July 16, 2019, 08:11:11 PM »

I can't believe the SPR-100 corridor has not had any serious consideration as an I-2 eastern extension, since it would provide a great hurricane evacuation route for Port Isabel and South Padre Island.

Has hurricane evacuation ever been the reason for constructing an Interstate?

TX DOT might think Interstate 2 is close enough to The Gulf Of Mexico all ready.

I don't imagine TxDOT cares very much how far or close I-2 is to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #380 on: July 16, 2019, 08:19:52 PM »

Has hurricane evacuation ever been the reason for constructing an Interstate?

Fake 87.

Also, while not an Interstate, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway would not have existed if it wasn't for hurricane evacuation.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #381 on: July 16, 2019, 08:23:08 PM »

Fake 87.

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Also, while not an Interstate, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway would not have existed if it wasn't for hurricane evacuation.

While not an Interstate, SPR-100 already exists.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #382 on: July 16, 2019, 08:24:12 PM »

Fake 87.

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The one in North Carolina. It's one of several reasons, not the only one.
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Re: Interstate 2
« Reply #383 on: July 17, 2019, 08:51:14 AM »

I can't believe the SPR-100 corridor has not had any serious consideration as an I-2 eastern extension, since it would provide a great hurricane evacuation route for Port Isabel and South Padre Island.

Has hurricane evacuation ever been the reason for constructing an Interstate?



Interstate 37 was constructed largely so there would be a hurricane evacuation route for South Texas coming out of the largest single town in South Texas.
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