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Split Intersection
« on: April 18, 2009, 11:27:57 PM »

VDOT wants to modify the intersection of VA 36 and VA 144 just outside of Fort Lee into a split intersection and I was wondering what that was????
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Re: Split Intersection
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 11:50:16 PM »

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Re: Split Intersection
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 12:00:18 AM »

From what I got out of that basically this is a bad idea for that intersection both VA 36 and VA 144 are major roads there :wow:
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Re: Split Intersection
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 08:48:02 AM »

^^ I typed "split intersection" in Google, and that and two other websites -- that seemed to repeat the same info -- popped up. Maybe you might have a bit more success than I did.


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Re: Split Intersection
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 08:58:47 AM »

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Is there a webpage with more information on this project?
  Not really except that it was fully funded by the stimulus and that it will be a split intersection from the Progress Index(The main Petersburg/ Colonial Heights Newspaper outside of the Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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Re: Split Intersection
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 10:05:54 AM »

Almost every single intersection here is split (I didn't know until reading this post that it was a specific type of interchange.) Through traffic moves quicker because of no turn phase. The drawback is that turning left usually involves being caught on red 2 or 3 times and turn traffic from both sides wrap (blocking) the intersection, but the way the lights are timed the turning traffic empties out before the through traffic rolls through
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Re: Split Intersection
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 01:30:07 PM »

It's the poor man's diamond interchange! :spin:
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