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D-Dey65

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Re: Virginia
« Reply #4075 on: June 12, 2019, 02:52:32 PM »

In my April 2019 trip to NYC, I had to stop and get gas in Doswell. Gas is more expensive than most of the state due to the close proximity of Kings Dominion.

But what I didn't find out about until I examined it on Google Maps today, was that there is a stub of the proposed eastbound lane west of I-95, and a widened bridge over the CSX RF&P Subdivision for the proposed westbound lanes.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8446977,-77.4558819,177m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Seems pretty obvious how traffic was supposed to move had this been built.


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Re: Virginia
« Reply #4076 on: June 12, 2019, 07:56:45 PM »

In my April 2019 trip to NYC, I had to stop and get gas in Doswell. Gas is more expensive than most of the state due to the close proximity of Kings Dominion.

But what I didn't find out about until I examined it on Google Maps today, was that there is a stub of the proposed eastbound lane west of I-95, and a widened bridge over the CSX RF&P Subdivision for the proposed westbound lanes.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8446977,-77.4558819,177m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Seems pretty obvious how traffic was supposed to move had this been built.

Yeah that was designed that way in case growth occurred in that area (which it still hasn't and probably won't for a long time). Actually there is more growth at the next exit to the north (Exit 104). A rather nice sized subdivision exists at that exit to the east. Ironically, Exit 104 is also the location of some of the cheapest gas in VA... all you had to do is travel 6 more miles.
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Re: Virginia
« Reply #4077 on: June 12, 2019, 09:19:06 PM »

In my April 2019 trip to NYC, I had to stop and get gas in Doswell. Gas is more expensive than most of the state due to the close proximity of Kings Dominion.

But what I didn't find out about until I examined it on Google Maps today, was that there is a stub of the proposed eastbound lane west of I-95, and a widened bridge over the CSX RF&P Subdivision for the proposed westbound lanes.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8446977,-77.4558819,177m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Seems pretty obvious how traffic was supposed to move had this been built.

Yeah that was designed that way in case growth occurred in that area (which it still hasn't and probably won't for a long time). Actually there is more growth at the next exit to the north (Exit 104). A rather nice sized subdivision exists at that exit to the east. Ironically, Exit 104 is also the location of some of the cheapest gas in VA... all you had to do is travel 6 more miles.
Exit 3 (US-460) off of I-295 south of Petersburg is also a good place to get cheap gas. A nice detour as well heading back to Hampton Roads especially during peak hours when I-64 and I-664 are a mess. Too bad they didn't build that toll road - I'd be on it every trip north no questions asked. Might even have taken it to link with I-85 South over US-58. Only 19 additional miles, and if you consider 70 mph (didn't they talk about 75 mph at one point?) interstate speeds all the way, I'd prefer that over US-58. And avoids that little Emporia thing. But it's moot today because only a 35 - 55 mph non-divided highway exists thanks to corruption in Richmond.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 09:23:14 PM by sprjus4 »
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Re: Virginia
« Reply #4078 on: June 14, 2019, 01:52:34 PM »

US-29 in Danville is finally back to normal.

(Behind paywall)

https://www.godanriver.com/news/local/repair-work-on-danville-expressway-complete/article_d876330d-9bbf-54e6-a01d-332880720087.html

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After a six-month emergency repair to a part of the Danville Expressway, the busy roadway is back to normal.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has opened all lanes of U.S. 29 near Barkers Branch and lifted all travel restrictions, according to the city.

An 84-inch underground pipe failed late last year causing VDOT to shut down the northbound lanes. A detour was in place at first, then crews rerouted northbound traffic to a southbound traffic lane.

In May, the northbound lanes reopened, but southbound traffic was still restricted to one lane to allow for repairs to the southbound bridge, the city reported.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2019, 01:55:26 PM by LM117 »
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