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« Reply #650 on: March 06, 2017, 11:50:56 AM »

Notable High Speed RIRO's!
Does ME I-295 exit 24 count?

I'm thinking about delta junctions wherein the non-terminating road is a divided highway.
Tried Googling it, but the first page of results were just about an eponymous City in Alaska. What's a delta junction?
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« Reply #651 on: March 06, 2017, 12:06:32 PM »

I'm thinking about delta junctions wherein the non-terminating road is a divided highway.
Tried Googling it, but the first page of results were just about an eponymous City in Alaska. What's a delta junction?

A T-intersection where the terminating road is flared out to allow for higher-speed exiting and entering.

Here is an example of a high-speed RIRO.
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« Reply #652 on: March 06, 2017, 01:12:50 PM »

My first RIRO post was not referring to entrance/exit configurations that were essentially half a folded diamond, but rather streets that intersect a freeway/expressway without curved or banked ramps that allow exits and entrances greater than about 10-15mph -- like the old frontage road "interchanges" on CA 99 betgween Manteca and Stockton, now removed with the revamping of that highway.  IIRC, there's one remaining between Delano and Tulare as well NB.  Attempting high speed on any of those would put the driver into either the chain-link fence between the main lanes and the frontage road or spinning out into one of the adjoining fields!  The now-defunct ones north of Manteca also included stop signs (and very short merging lanes) at the freeway entrance.   
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« Reply #653 on: March 06, 2017, 01:21:07 PM »

What does "RIRO" mean, anyways? :hmmm:
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« Reply #654 on: March 06, 2017, 01:21:37 PM »

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« Reply #656 on: March 06, 2017, 05:23:18 PM »

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« Reply #657 on: March 06, 2017, 06:06:24 PM »

I'm thinking about delta junctions wherein the non-terminating road is a divided highway.
Tried Googling it, but the first page of results were just about an eponymous City in Alaska. What's a delta junction?

A T-intersection where the terminating road is flared out to allow for higher-speed exiting and entering.

You mean like a wye, or something else?  Not sure how a wye allows higher speeds, as you still have stop signs on the end (and one on of the directions where they merge).
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« Reply #658 on: March 06, 2017, 06:11:51 PM »

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« Reply #659 on: March 06, 2017, 08:48:30 PM »

What does "RIRO" mean, anyways? :hmmm:
Right-In Right-Out

It would be very ironic if an In-N-Out were to be located at a RIRO.

Or maybe one of those specific-to-rural-Nevada gentlemen's establishments that detoured the I-11 extension thread in Southwest a few weeks ago. 
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« Reply #660 on: March 06, 2017, 08:54:51 PM »

What does "RIRO" mean, anyways? :hmmm:
Right-In Right-Out

It would be very ironic if an In-N-Out were to be located at a RIRO.

Or maybe one of those specific-to-rural-Nevada gentlemen's establishments that detoured the I-11 extension thread in Southwest a few weeks ago. 

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« Reply #661 on: March 06, 2017, 09:03:00 PM »

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« Reply #662 on: March 07, 2017, 02:08:40 PM »

I'm thinking about delta junctions wherein the non-terminating road is a divided highway.
Tried Googling it, but the first page of results were just about an eponymous City in Alaska. What's a delta junction?

A T-intersection where the terminating road is flared out to allow for higher-speed exiting and entering.

You mean like a wye, or something else?  Not sure how a wye allows higher speeds, as you still have stop signs on the end (and one on of the directions where they merge).

Yes, like a wye junction.  A RIRO differs from a typical wye junction in that access is only to/form side of the through road.

This is a RIRO, for everyone's benefit:


The example I posted above is signed for 60 km/h, which actually seems a little low for the geometry.  (FWIW, left turns are handled instead my median U-turns farther downstream.)
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« Reply #663 on: March 07, 2017, 02:24:51 PM »

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« Reply #664 on: March 07, 2017, 02:34:39 PM »

FritzOwl's Fictional US Highway Expansion Thread :P

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« Reply #665 on: March 07, 2017, 02:58:27 PM »

FritzOwl's Fictional US Highway Expansion Thread :P

This has come up a couple times in this thread, obviously there is a call out in the community for it. 

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« Reply #666 on: March 07, 2017, 03:25:45 PM »

What does "RIRO" mean, anyways? :hmmm:
Right-In Right-Out

It would be very ironic if an In-N-Out were to be located at a RIRO.

https://goo.gl/maps/g1jRWKb8N9p


OK, fine!  A little diluted, as every business along Sahara is reached with its own RIRO (and can be accessed by the cross street as well).  Still, good catch!
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« Reply #667 on: March 07, 2017, 03:27:56 PM »

What does "RIRO" mean, anyways? :hmmm:
Right-In Right-Out

It would be very ironic if an In-N-Out were to be located at a RIRO.

Or maybe one of those specific-to-rural-Nevada gentlemen's establishments that detoured the I-11 extension thread in Southwest a few weeks ago. 


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« Reply #668 on: March 12, 2017, 03:15:06 AM »

Shortest Trans-dimensional State Route?
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« Reply #669 on: March 13, 2017, 08:59:40 AM »

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« Reply #670 on: March 13, 2017, 10:12:04 AM »

Shortest Trans-dimensional State Route?

Alabama SR 62, although some of those Hawaiian Routes covered in lava and ancient curses might qualify.

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« Reply #671 on: March 13, 2017, 01:28:05 PM »

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« Reply #672 on: March 13, 2017, 02:52:29 PM »

Notable High Speed RIRO's!

I'm thinking about delta junctions wherein the non-terminating road is a divided highway.

Another one:  C-47 @ Walking Stick Blvd, access to Colorado State University–Pueblo
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« Reply #673 on: March 13, 2017, 05:07:54 PM »

Shortest Trans-dimensional State Route?

Alabama SR 62

Context?

Random oddball route: Four lanes, two miles, only leads to a long-dead factory, road was given state-route status after factory closed, and the number was transferred from another route. Not exactly the stuff of ancient aliens, but seems to have been driven by a complete lack of rhyme or reason.

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« Reply #674 on: March 13, 2017, 06:31:40 PM »

Wow, I looked it up and you weren't joking. Weird as hell. A four-lane divided highway that just… ends.
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