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Old 08-03-2017, 06:06 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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It's going to happen, but the last few bridges won't be started on until after 2026:

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Even with all this work, the heavily used route will still have non signalized entrances and exits at smaller roads along the route, so it won’t be at true Interstate standards.
Frontage roads exist for a reason. They will need to be realized as Georgia State Route 316 is improved to interstate highway standards.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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If there is one place we should not be like, it's Houston.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Vinings
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Frontage roads exist for a reason. They will need to be realized as Georgia State Route 316 is improved to interstate highway standards.
Yeah, eventually they're going to need to do collector/distributors and underpasses and whatnot. Too dangerous to allow stop sign access onto an otherwise freeway.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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Frontage roads exist for a reason. They will need to be realized as Georgia State Route 316 is improved to interstate highway standards.
Frontage roads are a requirement throughout most of Texas. Every freeway and tollway has one.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:35 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yeah, eventually they're going to need to do collector/distributors and underpasses and whatnot. Too dangerous to allow stop sign access onto an otherwise freeway.
At-grade intersections including Hi Hope Road, Progress Center Avenue, Cedars Road Southeast, Hurricane Trail, Fence Road, and Winder Highway will need to convert to grade-separated interchanges, overpasses, or connect to frontage road leading to a corridor that has an interchange with Georgia State Route 316.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:36 AM
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Frontage roads are a requirement throughout most of Texas. Every freeway and tollway has one.
The highway department tried to set up a policy to NOT build them on new freeways a few years ago, but a coalition of landowners and developers fought it.

Frontage roads are sometimes useful, but in metro areas, they tend to turn the freeway into a destination instead of a way to get to a destination. Developers fill them with retail, resulting in slower traffic on the freeways.
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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The highway department tried to set up a policy to NOT build them on new freeways a few years ago, but a coalition of landowners and developers fought it.

Frontage roads are sometimes useful, but in metro areas, they tend to turn the freeway into a destination instead of a way to get to a destination. Developers fill them with retail, resulting in slower traffic on the freeways.
In the urban areas I personally like them. They seem pretty efficient overall. In the rural areas Texas offramps seem alittle too short and sometimes dangerous the way they throw you onto a TWO WAY frontage road even though exiting traffic retains right of way. I personally think Texas Highways both in Houston metro and DFW metro are far far far more aquedate than our own.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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Frontage roads are sometimes useful, but in metro areas, they tend to turn the freeway into a destination instead of a way to get to a destination. Developers fill them with retail, resulting in slower traffic on the freeways.
That tends to happen anyway near freeways, but the frontage roads do make it easier, thus encouraging development. I always liked how the frontage road intersections were set up in Houston. There was always a U-turn ramp that didn't have to wait for the light, and the lights were timed properly to keep traffic moving through, even left-turning traffic. The handful of frontage intersections around the Atlanta metro area don't work nearly as well.
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