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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2020, 10:25:02 PM »

Exit 111, near my house, planned for replacement soon.  The locals claim that what is now I-40 from exit 94 to exit 119 was designed way pre interstate, like 1953 or so.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2020, 10:31:56 PM »

Exit 111, near my house, planned for replacement soon.  The locals claim that what is now I-40 from exit 94 to exit 119 was designed way pre interstate, like 1953 or so.

I'd not heard that. I'd heard they were bringing the interchange up to spec, not replacing it entirely
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2020, 10:38:05 PM »

The one on SC 31 at US 501 near Myrtle Beach is very wacked out in design.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2020, 07:38:06 PM »

The clusterf**ck betwen the Beachline, the Turnpike and Orange Blossom Trail. Yeesh. Had to use part of that intersection going back and forth to a job in an industrial park near there, it was always backed up on the surface streets surrounding Orange Blossom. Used the Consulate Drive plug-in ramps to that area once...no. It needs to be completely rebuilt yesterday.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2020, 10:41:57 PM »

I-77's southern terminus at I-26

That interchange makes me wonder if there were plans to extend I-77 further south.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2020, 11:45:52 PM »

I-77's southern terminus at I-26

That interchange makes me wonder if there were plans to extend I-77 further south.

If that's so, I've never heard of it. Though it would have made sense. Would save travelers from having to go all the way to 26 at Bowman to get to 77 from 95.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2020, 02:35:17 PM »

The clusterf**ck betwen the Beachline, the Turnpike and Orange Blossom Trail. Yeesh. Had to use part of that intersection going back and forth to a job in an industrial park near there, it was always backed up on the surface streets surrounding Orange Blossom. Used the Consulate Drive plug-in ramps to that area once...no. It needs to be completely rebuilt yesterday.

FL Tpk study the possibility to fix that interchange. https://floridasturnpike.com/turnpike-projects/major-projects/orlando-south/ with the following alternatives.
https://floridasturnpike.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/438547-1-Alt-1.pdf
https://floridasturnpike.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/438547-1-Alt-2-Opt-1.pdf
https://floridasturnpike.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/438547-1-Alt-2-Opt-2.pdf

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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2020, 03:45:36 PM »

This monstrosity has existed in downtown Little Rock since the early 1960s. It will go away soon with the new I-30 project.

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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2020, 06:09:48 PM »

Another I'm mildly surprised hasn't been mentioned yet is Spaghetti Junction on the northeast side of Atlanta, the junction of I-85 and I-285.  The complexity of it comes from the interchanges on three sides of it being folded into the main interchange.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8923505,-84.2601657,1160m/data=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2020, 02:49:44 AM »

A few in Hampton Roads.

I-264 / I-464 / Berkley Bridge / Downtown Norfolk Interchange
Bowers Hill Interchange (I-64 / I-264 / I-664 / US-58)
Oak Grove Interchange (I-64 / I-464 / US-17 / VA-168)
Pinners Point Interchange (VA-164 / US-58)
I-264 / I-64 Interchange
I-564 / I-64 Interchange
I-64 / US-258 Mercury Blvd Interchange

I feel like Virginia has more standard cloverleaf interchanges per capita than any other state, and at least two of the interchanges listed above are modified cloverleafs, primarily with additional flyover ramps that turn the original loop ramps into second chance ramps.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2020, 11:37:09 AM »

You may argue, but to me the idiots who thought this would work were CRAZY:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1246454,-90.0692547,646m/data=!3m1!1e3

There was never a chance that having one lane in each direction for I55 (plus the one lane cloverleaf loop) was ever going to be anything but a cluster.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2020, 03:28:02 AM »

Speaking of I-77, how about the wrong-way interchange at I-85?

It's basically the DDI concept translated to a "system" format with over/underpasses replacing the signals at the directional crossings.  The old I-95/695 interchange NE of Baltimore was quite similar. 
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2020, 04:06:13 PM »

Speaking of I-77, how about the wrong-way interchange at I-85?

It's basically the DDI concept translated to a "system" format with over/underpasses replacing the signals at the directional crossings.  The old I-95/695 interchange NE of Baltimore was quite similar. 

The main interchange in Downtown Birmingham on I-65 at I-20/59 is basically the same as the former one in Baltimore.  It looks like the recent 20/59 reconstruction added some new auxiliary ramps/flyovers to serve other nearby streets, but the original bones of the interstate-to-interstate movements still remain.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2020, 04:10:10 PM »

The future I-40-42-540 interchange looks like it will be a worthy contender for this:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=22501.msg2514775#msg2514775
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2020, 05:24:40 AM »

Exit 111 on I-40 at Valdese, NC. All kinds of wackadoodle

Looks like a RIRO with frontage roads.
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Re: Craziest interchanges in the South
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2020, 11:21:01 PM »

Memphis has a couple of interesting ones; that and I-55/I-240.

You may argue, but to me the idiots who thought this would work were CRAZY:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1246454,-90.0692547,646m/data=!3m1!1e3

There was never a chance that having one lane in each direction for I55 (plus the one lane cloverleaf loop) was ever going to be anything but a cluster.
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