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  • Colorado Is Sure It Can Expand Highways While Also Meeting Climate Goals. History Suggests That’ll Be A Tough Climb

    06/15/2021 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Colorado Public Radio News ^ | May 19, 2021 | Nathaniel Minor
    Jesus Torres can see a lot from his perch in the cab of a tanker truck. Cars with blown tires on the side of the pothole-scarred roads. Overturned tankers on exit ramps curved too sharply for large modern trucks to handle. And more often than not, red tail lights snaking into the distance. “They need to add more lanes to all the highways,” he said on a recent morning on Interstate 270 just after leaving the Phillips 66 terminal in Commerce City. Far too often, Torres said, accidents on this highway through Colorado’s industrial center will cause long delays that...
  • Roundabouts Are Better

    06/02/2021 2:57:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 131 replies ^ | June 2, 20201 | John Stossel
    I hate waiting at traffic lights. There's a solution: traffic circles, or roundabouts. Traffic circles terrified me when I first confronted them in Europe. A movie, National Lampoon?s European Vacation, captured my experience when it portrayed Chevy Chase driving in London, unable to exit a rotary all day. Besides being hard to navigate, I also assumed roundabouts cause problems, but a Freakanomics podcast woke me to their advantages. Roundabouts are a reason Britain?s rate of traffic deaths is less than half the U.S.'s. We've converted almost all of our traffic lights to roundabouts because we save lives,? says the mayor...
  • Massive traffic jam on I-15 Primm, NV

    05/31/2021 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies ^ | 5/31/2021 | self
    I live in Vegas and I've been watching a live traffic cam showing the traffic near Primm, NV , which is at the NV/CA state line on I-15. It's been going on since 10:00AM this morning, and it's been 5mph, bumper to bumper all day and is continuing into the night. I've never seen anything like it. It's mostly Californians returning home after spending the holiday weekend here. Here's the website. Type "Primm" in the "find" box and then click the blue box in the upper right corner to expand the picture. Drive time from Vegas to L.A. is normally...
  • EDITORIAL: Down the road to a priority road project

    05/25/2021 3:00:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Columbia Times and Democrat Adware Farm ^ | May 19, 2021 | Times and Democrat Editorial Board
    The entire $1.7 billion Carolina Crossroads project is broken down into five phases. The plan is to provide a safer, more modern interchange design for the state’s top interstate “pinch point,” commonly known as “Malfunction Junction” in the Midlands of South Carolina. More than 134,000 vehicles including commuters, freight carriers and other travelers pass through this area on a daily basis. Phase I of the Carolina Crossroads project will center on the reconfiguration of the Colonial Life Boulevard interchange on I-126. Some improvements will be made to improve traffic flow along I-26 heading in the direction U.S. 378. This project...
  • Variable speed limits coming to I-95 south of Fredericksburg

    05/24/2021 10:22:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Inside NoVa ^ | May 5, 2021 | Inside NoVa
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is set to begin construction this spring for variable speed limits on Interstate 95 northbound between Caroline and Spotsylvania counties. Crashes have occurred when northbound vehicles traveling at speed unexpectedly encounter stopped or slowing traffic flow due to congestion or lane closures for incidents and highway work zones, VDOT said. New signs displaying variable speed limits between 35 mph and 65-70 mph will be paired with dynamic message boards along I-95 north between the 115 and 130 mile markers. "Drivers will adjust their speed based on real-time information about delays and conditions on the road...
  • Get ready for at least 10 more years of I-95 construction in Palm Beach County

    05/24/2021 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WPTV 5 ^ | May 17, 2021 | Miranda Christian
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Drivers on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County will have an easier and faster way to get around. Express lanes are being built in the southern part of the county, but that means years of construction are ahead. The Florida Department of Transportation is investing $1 billion in building express lanes from Broward County to Delray Beach. The tolled lanes would connect with the current lanes already built in Miami. "Driving on 95 right now, it is a zoo," said Christopher Tapia when asked how he'd describe driving on I-95. The express lanes project started in...
  • ‘We need to get people off the bridge’: I-40 bridge inspectors made frantic calls to 911

    05/13/2021 5:33:08 AM PDT · by GailA · 181 replies
    WMC ^ | 5/13/2021 | NEWS
    The I 40 M Bridge going into AR from TN is out of commission, it spans the Mississippi River, NO Trucks, Cars, NO Boat traffic. Won't take long food, oil, and other necessities run low or out. Because Blue City Controlled Memphis neglected a known crack for years till a Novice could see the crack in the pillar holding up the bridge. Major Artery for traffic. Traffic backed up miles. With the amount of traffic across it, is by God's grace it Didn't collapse. 50 year old bridge audio into 911
  • FDOT: We Still Expect To Open The Pensacola Bridge The Week Of May 31

    05/06/2021 3:05:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies ^ | April 16, 2021 |
    The Florida Department of Transportation said Thursday that repairs on the Pensacola Bay Bridge are still on track to be completed by the week of May 31. As FDOT contractors install and repair the final five trophy pieces on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, considerable efforts have shifted to the construction and completion of the remaining bridge decks on the structure. Deck constructions consists of several key phases including: Placement of concrete beams. During this process, precast beams are transported to the bridge site, and erected onto the abutments and piers. Installation of stay-in-place forms and rebar (reinforced steel). The stay-in-place...
  • New NJ Turnpike Widening Upsets Enviros as AECOM Wins $48M Study Contract

    04/29/2021 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Engineering News-Record ^ | April 5, 2021 | Stephanie Loder
    A $48-million contract awarded March 23 to AECOM to study impacts of widening 34 miles of the most rural southern part of the 117.2-mile New Jersey Turnpike has upset state environmental activists who say the project conflicts with the state's push to combat climate change; officials say construction remains at least five years off. The contract is the latest step in the overall $1.1-billion turnpike expansion plan outlined last year that focuses on addin a third lane in each direction to the section stretch between exits 1 and 4 through Camden County. But it also renewed criticism from advocates who...
  • Tech upgrades aim to curb I-4 crashes, congestion between Tampa and Orlando

    04/14/2021 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | April 14, 2021 | C.T. Bowen, Tampa Bay Times
    TAMPA — Transportation planners are preparing to use new technology to try to solve an old problem — traffic crashes and congestion on Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando. The state Department of Transportation is designing a corridor management system that will relay real time information directly to motorists about congestion, accidents, work zones, weather warnings and even end-of-the-traffic-back-up locations on I-4 and alternate routes. The idea behind so-called connected vehicle technology is to improve traffic flow on the interstate and east-west alternatives without adding new lanes or acquiring new right of way. On Wednesday, Hillsborough’s Metropolitan Planning Organization —...
  • Video: The Moment Sobbing Migrant Boy Approaches Texas Border Patrol After Being Kidnapped And Spend The Night In The Desert

    04/06/2021 2:02:43 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 30 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 04.06.2021 | Mark Van der Veen
    U.S. authorities caught more than 171,000 migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico in March, according to preliminary data shared with Reuters, the highest monthly total in two decades and the latest sign of the mounting humanitarian challenge confronting President Joe Biden. The total includes about 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children and 53,000 family members traveling together, the preliminary figures show. Single adults made up roughly 99,000 of the total. The Biden administration is struggling to find housing for unaccompanied children who have been backed up in crowded border stations and processing centers for days. The shelter system that houses the...
  • Missouri Portion Of Bella Vista Bypass On Schedule

    03/31/2021 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 22, 2021 | 40/29 News
    Here in McDonald County Missouri it may not look like much right now, but this is going to be Interstate 49 in a few months. We were standing on what’s called the Missouri-Arkansas Connector, this is the portion of the Bella-Vista bypass that MPDOT is responsible for, and so far things are going just as scheduled. Right now the only traffic on the future I-49 is construction traffic. The Bella Vista bypass is a joint venture between ARDOT and MODOT. Each state is responsible for its own road. In Missouri they are on the hook for just over 5 miles...
  • New W&OD Trail Bridge Crossing Rt. 29 Avoids Chaotic Intersection

    03/25/2021 11:43:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | March 18, 2021 | Matt Delaney
    The anticipated opening of the Washington & Old Dominion trail bridge over Route 29 along the City of Falls Church and Arlington’s border is finally here, letting pedestrians and cyclists alike breathe a sigh of relief. A ribbon was cut for the bridge on Friday, signaling the completion of one major part of the Dual Trails project that is being started in Falls Church and eventually expanded to other sections of the W&OD, according to NOVA Parks executive director Paul Gilbert, the agency that primarily manages the trail. But more importantly, the bridge’s construction removes one of the 45-mile trail’s...
  • Construction on proposed I-80 fence project will bring on ‘traffic nightmare,’ group says

    03/01/2021 8:41:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Lehigh Valley Live ^ | January 21, 2020 | Pamela Sroka-Holzmann
    A local citizens group has formed a Facebook page urging New Jersey transportation officials to improve a stretch of Interstate 80 they say will become unsafe once construction begins on a $50 million fence project. I80DWG Coalition says the stretch of the highway through the Delaware Water Gap, where the four-lane highway is squeezed between a 1,526-foot-high cliff at its peak and a river, is too tight for traffic congestion during any type of construction and especially, once work commences on a fence designed to prevent rockfall on the winding highway. Tractor trailers, the group says, will become wedged between...
  • I-81 bridge work 'a transformational project'

    02/19/2021 10:05:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | February 12, 2021 | Mike Lewis
    WILLIAMSPORT — Shane Burkett has been watching the Interstate 81 Potomac River bridge work from the cab of a tractor-trailer. Now that the new third lanes are open in each direction, the semi driver likes what he sees. "I think it's great. I-81 is a massive highway. ... It's a big help having that third lane now," the Williamsport resident said. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration formally announced completion of the $104.6 million project Thursday. The work, which has been years in the making, widened the interstate from two lanes to three lanes in each direction from...
  • Watch Now: I-44/U.S. 75 interchange work causing traffic headaches that have only just begun

    02/05/2021 3:23:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | February 3, 2021 | Michael Dekker
    The highway headache in west Tulsa has only just begun. As part of a project to widen Interstate 44 from west of the Arkansas River to Union Avenue, and to improve the I-44/U.S. 75 interchange, significant delays can be expected, especially during peak travel times. “It’s definitely the hard part of the project right now,” Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell said Tuesday. “They’re going to be placing some additional signage further back in the corridor to alert drivers.” Northbound U.S. 75 is narrowed to one lane at the interchange, causing northbound traffic to back up at least two...
  • Construction on I-95 in Wilmington set to begin in February

    01/28/2021 2:03:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    6 ABC Action News ^ | January 22, 2021 | Katie Katro
    WILMINGTON, Delaware (WPVI) -- Commuters can expect to see delays on Interstate 95 through Wilmington beginning in February. It's time for some rehabilitation, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation, which will be restoring a nearly one-mile corridor through Wilmington. They will also be overhauling 19 bridges to make sure it's safe for the next 30 years. The project will take about two years, and some commuters are frustrated. "Very frustrating. It's already always congested with traffic. So, if it's down to one lane, it's going to be even worse," said Stephanie Gentile from Tinicum. Traffic will be reduced by...
  • Twitter Competitor Gab Reports 750% Increase in Traffic… 18 million visits in 24 hours…

    01/10/2021 12:17:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    500,000+ new users today. 18 million visits. You don't need an account to use the site.The Silicon Valley Exodus has begun. Get in the Ark: best is yet to come.— (@getongab) January 10, 2021 ‘Checkmate, Silicon Valley’… “Our traffic is up 753% in the past 24 hours. Tens of millions of visits,” said Gab CEO Andrew Torba in response to a question about slow loading speeds.Citizen Free Press on GAB your business is built on the backs of Silicon Valley tyrants (Apple, Google, et al) they can and will attempt to destroy you if and when you...
  • Opinion | Could tolls be the answer to fix Michigan's roads, bridges?

    01/07/2021 7:22:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Bridge Michigan ^ | December 24, 2020 | Baruch Feigenbaum
    Michigan drivers and taxpayers have been complaining about road and highway conditions for years. But the solutions policymakers have recently proposed ranged from the politically impossible, like raising the gas tax 45 cents per gallon, to financially-risky short-term fixes like borrowing billions in bonds to pay for teacher pension contributions so that money could be shifted to funding for roads. But it seems like Michigan lawmakers may be warming up to a long-term, sustainable, users-pay solution to achieving better roads: tolling. Lansing's interest in tolling has gone back decades but this year the state Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration...
  • Urban Transportation Commission creates working group to form I-35 recommendations

    12/21/2020 3:06:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Austin Monitor ^ | December 16, 2020 | Sean Saldaña
    A Texas A&M Transportation Institute report recently ranked the segment of Interstate 35 that goes through Austin the most congested roadway in the state. This congestion is one of the reasons behind the I-35 Capital Express Project, a multiyear, multibillion-dollar transportation initiative that will add two non-tolled managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from U.S. Highway 290 East to State Highway 71/Ben White Boulevard. The project will also add flyovers at I-35 and U.S. 290. Discussions about the plan were central to last week’s Urban Transportation Commission meeting, which kicked off with a presentation by Austin Transportation Director Robert...