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jeffandnicole

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1600 on: September 27, 2020, 10:24:06 PM »

I think all of the above goes back to the point of whether or not it was a good idea to route 95 through Wilmington.  The long distance traffic mixes with the local traffic.  A lot more bypass traffic would probably take 495 if it were numbered 95.

I-495 in Delaware is signed (in terms of control cities) to encourage "thru" trips to use it as a bypass of I-95. 

That, combined with drivers that know that I-495 is a better (as in faster with less interchanges) road than I-95 are probably taking it now.  I have never had issues taking either one, except during the problem in 2014 with the I-495 bridge over the Christiana River that forced a hard closure of I-495 that lasted several weeks.



Agreed. I think a lot of the traffic that should take 495 already does.

I do see this though: Coming from PA, there appears to be more confusion about which way to go, which may be the result of there only being 3 lanes available, along with the diagrammic highway signs.  Going North from Delaware, there's 5 lanes available, and arrows pointing down to each lane.

But as I pointed out upthread - this applies to any city with alternate bypasses around the city: Some people will take the main route no matter what, so Wilmington isn't unique in this aspect.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1601 on: October 06, 2020, 11:30:47 AM »

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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1603 on: October 22, 2020, 04:48:14 PM »

I am STILL confused on what is going on SB 295/95 junction.
Can someone explain:


-What it was before
-What it will be
-What it is now?
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1604 on: October 22, 2020, 05:12:50 PM »

I am STILL confused on what is going on SB 295/95 junction.
Can someone explain:


-What it was before
-What it will be
-What it is now?

It appears that the 295 lanes will remain separated from the I-95 lanes until after the DE 141 overpass, and then merge in.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1605 on: October 23, 2020, 10:41:12 AM »

I am STILL confused on what is going on SB 295/95 junction.
Can someone explain:


-What it was before
-What it will be
-What it is now?

It appears that the 295 lanes will remain separated from the I-95 lanes until after the DE 141 overpass, and then merge in.

OK but how many lanes was 295 before/now/once done?
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1606 on: October 23, 2020, 01:00:02 PM »

I am STILL confused on what is going on SB 295/95 junction.
Can someone explain:


-What it was before
-What it will be
-What it is now?

It appears that the 295 lanes will remain separated from the I-95 lanes until after the DE 141 overpass, and then merge in.

OK but how many lanes was 295 before/now/once done?


https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7051915,-75.6015978,222m/data=!3m1!1e3

Gotcha, so this is just from the 295/95 merge to SR1, an extra aux lane?

I guess though 295 when it merges with 95 will still be only 2 lanes at the entrance?

It will, yes. After I-295 merges in, its left lane will end and its right lane will continue on as the left-most lane of I-95.


The right shoulder lane will come in from the SR 141 C/D road.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1607 on: October 26, 2020, 05:21:43 PM »

The right shoulder lane will come in from the SR 141 C/D road.

Nice!  Thanks for this link.

Although it appears on Page 33, the incorrect Lane Ending sign is used.  The left lane from 495 South ends after it meets 95 South.  The sign appears to indicate the right lane ends.
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1608 on: Today at 02:00:09 AM »

The right shoulder lane will come in from the SR 141 C/D road.

Nice!  Thanks for this link.

Although it appears on Page 33, the incorrect Lane Ending sign is used.  The left lane from 495 South ends after it meets 95 South.  The sign appears to indicate the right lane ends.

Looks like they got the MUTCD code for the sign correct though, if you cross check SS-16 in the later table it comes up as a W4-2L. Looks like someone at one of the firms designing the project got mixed up and inserted the mirrored cell from Microstation, whoops
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1609 on: Today at 11:07:27 AM »

Ok so pre-construcytion:

295 SB was 2 lanes approaching 95 which was 4 lanes

and post-construction....
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Re: Delaware
« Reply #1610 on: Today at 11:28:59 AM »

Ok so pre-construcytion:

295 SB was 2 lanes approaching 95 which was 4 lanes

and post-construction....

BEFORE:
295 SB was 2 lanes, merges into one to become the far left lane of a 5 lane roadway
95 SB was 4 lanes, becomes the right 4 lanes of a 5 lane roadway
141 CD was 1 lane, merges completely into the far right lane


AFTER
295 SB was 2 lanes, merges into one to become the far left lane
95 SB was 4 lanes, will becomes the right 4 lanes of the 5 lane roadway
141 CD was 1 lane, will become shoulder lane when active, otherwise will merge into far right lane

Shoulder lane will drop at the DE 58 exit
Far right lane drops (and will still drop) at the DE 1 South exit


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