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Old 08-30-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Yes, I know this all too well, considering I make the drive from Mpls to Chicago and back several times a year. I-90 is the busiest part of that drive, after it connects with I-94, so from Tomah, WI to Rockford, IL it can and should be 3 lanes in each direction.....there is just too much congestion on any given day. I-94 is doable but once Eau Claire and Menomonie bring in traffic to I-94 it gets busy again, but it's more tolerable than the other part of the trek.
I can reflect your experiences, done that many time as well over the years. I usually took I-39 around Chicago if I did not need to go there. The truck traffic is much worse around Chicago on I-80 however, always will be.
Any big city is going to be a magnet for heavy traffic , because of all the Peope and the distribution centers,.... One of the reasons Chicago area was always called " an outbound town" cause so much freight started there.... MPLS was an " inbound town" , a lot going on because of its size, but not a lot of mfg. or distribution.... That IS changing along with the growth going on in the Northern Tier.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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We all know that , whats your point ?
I was correcting the same mistake as you were about the previous post. I'm sure you knew that.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I was correcting the same mistake as you were about the previous post. I'm sure you knew that.
It wasn't so much a mistake as a omission. many people get confused with I-90 and I-94...they all come together in Chicago area, but , I am sure you knew that also. Its hot here...everyone is fried !
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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cross.


bronx.


expressway!
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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It wasn't so much a mistake as a omission. many people get confused with I-90 and I-94...they all come together in Chicago area, but , I am sure you knew that also. Its hot here...everyone is fried !
Okay, I understand

And yeah, the heat gets to everyone eventually.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Can the state of Georgia seriously get any more federal funds for roads? It seems like building freeways they way they have and expanding them has just caused more harm than goood!
Hey, GA 316 is right there with I-376 and the Schuylkill Expressway at the top of the list of highways that are in the most desperate need of capacity expansion.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Hey, GA 316 is right there with I-376 and the Schuylkill Expressway at the top of the list of highways that are in the most desperate need of capacity expansion.
Ga. has low gas prices and good highways...best in the South.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Ga. has low gas prices and good highways...best in the South.
TRANSLATION: I've never even heard of GA 316, let alone driven on it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Like several others, I would have to say I-95 and I-26 around South Carolina. They haven't redone parts of I-95 in several decades. As soon as you cross the line from SC/GA or SC/NC, it goes from two lanes of busted concrete to three lanes of clean asphalt.

Another highway that needs improvement is I-20 from Columbia over to Augusta. That is a very busy area, and with the highway only being two lanes each way, it gets congested often. There are very few ways to avoid it, and it is usually congested.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Interesting map. Expected highway congestion in 2020
http://www.seabridgeusa.com/images/overview/National-Highway-System-Estimated-Peak-Congestion-In-2020.jpg (broken link)
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