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Old 11-30-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I-5 constricts down to two lanes NB in downtown Seattle. Seriously. It was built with the idea that most NB traffic would get off on downtown exits. Today, most traffic is not exiting, they are continueing through. But yet, nothing is being done to correct this earlier miscalculation.
Same in Downtown Portland
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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This is only going to get worse. Can you imagine this I-95 corridor in another 10 years? I don't know if expanding capacity is the answer (though you could add another lane each direction, so you'd have 8 lanes as it already is from DC on up through Baltimore and Philadelphia), but in reality we need better rail/appealing mass transit options.

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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This is only going to get worse. Can you imagine this I-95 corridor in another 10 years? I don't know if expanding capacity is the answer (though you could add another lane each direction, so you'd have 8 lanes as it already is from DC on up through Baltimore and Philadelphia), but in reality we need better rail/appealing mass transit options.
What I-95 needs is the E-Z Pass express lanes, but in both directions (2 lanes each way), open for free for HOV-3 users and for a fee for anyone else. It needs to be built from Washington all the way down to Richmond.

And while they're at it, maybe they could add a third lane each way to I-64 from Richmond over to the Tidewater area.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: The City
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What I-95 needs is the E-Z Pass express lanes, but in both directions (2 lanes each way), open for free for HOV-3 users and for a fee for anyone else. It needs to be built from Washington all the way down to Richmond.

And while they're at it, maybe they could add a third lane each way to I-64 from Richmond over to the Tidewater area.


like the new ez pass express lanes north of Baltimore?
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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like the new ez pass express lanes north of Baltimore?
Yes, just like that. The problem with the lanes north of Baltimore is that they are only marginally useful. They'll get you past the White Marsh congestion, but that's all. They still dump you into the mess before the Fort McHenry Tunnel. And they don't connect with I-695 at all.

If they could have been built from I-395 (downtown Baltimore) to at least MD 24 (Bel Air), if not farther north, they'd be great. If they could be extended south to Washington and link up with the lanes that would (hopefully) extend down to Richmond, that would be better. And if they could run the entire length of I-95 from Portsmouth, NH to Richmond, VA, that would be awesome.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Philly
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This is only going to get worse. Can you imagine this I-95 corridor in another 10 years? I don't know if expanding capacity is the answer (though you could add another lane each direction, so you'd have 8 lanes as it already is from DC on up through Baltimore and Philadelphia), but in reality we need better rail/appealing mass transit options.
We absolutely need better rail and mass transit options! Unfortunately, our politicians are idiots, and some of their supporters are even bigger morons. These are the people who will view adding capacity/expanding highways as an investment, yet will steadfastly oppose rail and mass transit investment, seeing them as "wasteful subsidization".

Also, I wouldn't want another lane on I-95 in the Philadelphia area. Really, I want I-95 redirected into New Jersey (along what is currently I-295) so that the existing viaduct can be demolished.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I-90 in the Erie, PA area needs widened to 3 lanes.


From exit 18 (PA 832/Sterrettania Rd.) to exit 29 (PA 8/Parade St).


Way too much traffic and people exiting and entering the highways for just two lanes, especially with all the development focused up by the highway...
Agree 100% with this one

Another highway that was a PITA to navigate due to not enough lanes on I-65 around the Nashville area. In Nashville it increases to multiple lanes on each side but quickly goes back to a 4-laner. I hated driving on this road while I lived in TN
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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All of the I-10 from Houston to at least Pensacola should be 6-laned.
Agree. Its 2 lanes either direction and there are fatal accidents almost daily
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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All of the I-10 from Houston to at least Pensacola should be 6-laned.
And all of I-10 from Houston to San Antonio should be 6-laned also. There are so many people traveling between San Antonio and Austin (via SH 71) to Houston (and vice versa).

Might also upgrade US 90A to expressway status from Seguin to the Houston area. Removing the alternate designation and rerouting US 90 on this route would be an improvement. Hopefully they would reroute the section inside Interstate 610 via the Loop and eliminate the Business 90 designation paralleling the long-awaited, newly completed Crosby Freeway.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:45 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Agree 100% with this one

Another highway that was a PITA to navigate due to not enough lanes on I-65 around the Nashville area. In Nashville it increases to multiple lanes on each side but quickly goes back to a 4-laner. I hated driving on this road while I lived in TN
Tennessee has smooth highways, but some of them need more capacity. I-65 from the Kentucky state line to Nashville and I-24 from Nashville to Chattanooga are part of the main route between Chicago and Atlanta, so there's a lot of traffic. Kentucky is almost finished widening I-65 through the entire state, so Tennessee needs to get on the ball, and so does Indiana, for that matter. I-65 from Indianapolis to Louisville has very heavy traffic. I'm not sure how bad traffic is on I-65 between Gary and Indianapolis since I drove it late at night.
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