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Old 01-30-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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New toll lanes that you probably heard about:
MoPac toll lane project finally gaining speed

7.1 miles of concrete barrier 8-20 feet high. Driving MOPAC will be like driving through a tunnel - no vegetation to look at.

However, I guess this is a step in the right direction to alleviate congestion.

Will you you pay the toll fee everyday for the convenience?
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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Kinda short-sighted if you ask me. Two more lanes will be an improvement, but for how long? In 10 years, Mopac will again be a parking lot during peak hours.

Why not use the extra space along Mopac to build pillars for an elevated road like I-35 and make that all toll road? Six new lanes is certainly better than two.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Kinda short-sighted if you ask me. Two more lanes will be an improvement, but for how long? In 10 years, Mopac will again be a parking lot during peak hours.

Why not use the extra space along Mopac to build pillars for an elevated road like I-35 and make that all toll road? Six new lanes is certainly better than two.
I agree. And have few entrances/exits for the elevated portion.

Then have a dedicated bicycle trail down below between the train track & the inside lanes.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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20 feet high ?
Oh those poor people that live around there. Now they get to look at walls of concrete.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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20 feet high ?
Oh those poor people that live around there. Now they get to look at walls of concrete.
As opposed to this?

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I'm pretty sure that most everything that has that particular view is businesses.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Are they expanding the outer boundaries to add lanes or expanding inward, eating into the railroad ROW? (or a little of both?)
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Are they expanding the outer boundaries to add lanes or expanding inward, eating into the railroad ROW? (or a little of both?)
My understanding is they are removing the shoulder and narrowing the lanes (restriping) to fit 4.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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For the most part, narrowing the current lanes and shoulders.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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"If traffic gets too thick and traffic begins to slow, the toll would instantly increase in an effort to discourage some people from choosing to use the express lane".

Pay more to go slower, pay less to go faster!!!!! Does this make sense??
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