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Author Topic: How would you fix the Cross Bronx Expressway?  (Read 2649 times)

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Re: How would you fix the Cross Bronx Expressway?
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2020, 01:54:07 PM »

Many years ago I mused in here about a northward extension of the NJTP/I-95 to go into a drilled six-lane tunnel in the Teaneck, NJ area, then pass under the Hudson River to emerge somewhere in southern Westchester County as a NYC/Cross Bronx through traffic bypass highway.

I also very much like the idea of a drilled six-lane 'I-495' Manhattan bypass tunnel.  Under that, the existing Lincoln and Midtown Tunnels could be 'odd' 3DI spurs off of that for traffic that is actually going to or from Manhattan.

I like the idea of a full-clearance cross harbor freight railroad tunnel between southern New Jersey and Brooklyn, too.

One big issue with the idea of running freight through Penn Station is loading gauges - most modern North American railroad freight equipment will not fit in it.  That place is not much larger than what is found in Europe.  I do remember an instance from maybe 20 years or so ago where a train of 'RoadRailer' trailers (big rig truck trailers that have drop rail axles that allow them to operate directly on railroads, primarily used by Norfolk Southern) was test run through Penn Station.  They fit, but it was not pursued as a revenue service.

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Re: How would you fix the Cross Bronx Expressway?
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2020, 10:44:29 AM »

I don't like that.  Here is what I like:

1.  I-95 gets re-done starting at the GWB
-Tolls are cashless
-Local/Express.....downstairs is for exits in Manhattan
       ......upstairs is for through traffic to the Bronx (no exits in Manhattan)
      and from there tunnel or cut/cover and do local/express
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Re: How would you fix the Cross Bronx Expressway?
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2020, 12:31:18 PM »

I don't like that.  Here is what I like:

1.  I-95 gets re-done starting at the GWB
-Tolls are cashless
-Local/Express.....downstairs is for exits in Manhattan
       ......upstairs is for through traffic to the Bronx (no exits in Manhattan)
      and from there tunnel or cut/cover and do local/express
Based on current policy, that would knock out trucks from getting to Manhattan.

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Re: How would you fix the Cross Bronx Expressway?
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2020, 11:03:30 AM »

I don't like that.  Here is what I like:

1.  I-95 gets re-done starting at the GWB
-Tolls are cashless
-Local/Express.....downstairs is for exits in Manhattan
       ......upstairs is for through traffic to the Bronx (no exits in Manhattan)
      and from there tunnel or cut/cover and do local/express
Based on current policy, that would knock out trucks from getting to Manhattan.
Trucks would be allowed on the lower level...but does it really matter?
To my knowledge trucks can't exit on the Henry Hudson or FDR drive anyway.
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Re: How would you fix the Cross Bronx Expressway?
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2020, 01:06:44 PM »

Those exits don't just serve the parkways.  Exit 1A also has a ramp to Broadway (which US 9 follows) and exit 1B has ramps for Amsterdam Ave and University Ave.
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