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Old 12-03-2017, 07:16 AM
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The fact that ANY section of interstate highway in the northeast corridor is two lanes, is criminal. Connecticut- 2 lanes east of New Haven is asinine. And it is a stressful drive made more so by people tailgating, trying to pass and cut in from the right when you are simply following the flow of traffic and waiting to pass yourself in the passing lane. Rt 84 is the same thing between Danbury and Hartford. PA highways are the same way- I never have not seen road construction on huge portions of I-80 and I-78- literally going back to the 70's. Yet there is never any expansion. And it leaves you frustrated at times, because you swear you are in the boonies at non-rush times, yet seemingly you are in some populated mecca the size of metro NY. Massachusetts has really become a disaster well outside Boston. Three lanes are not enough. We have become so badly overpopulated, so long as mass transit isn't available or an option to so many people.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:15 AM
Location: Michigan
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I-94 through Michigan is pretty bad. It's two lanes most of the way from I-196 to US-23. It connects several major Michigan cities including Detroit and there's always deadly accidents caused by fast flying semi-trucks.

I-94 through Detroit is even worse because of outdated freeway design and super heavy rush hour traffic compounded by construction on other major freeways that detours traffic on to 94. There are plans to expand 94 through Detroit but it's been a sensitive issue due to the high cost (currently estimated at $3 billion dollars) and strong NIMBYism against any freeway expansions anywhere in the metro region. But it needs to be done and at earliest construction would start in 2020.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:03 AM
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This would be be destroyed in Boston because it would run through West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain, but the planned but never built 695 would probably be nice for traffic on 95/128.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:06 AM
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I-10 needs an expansion, at least from FL to TX.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:05 PM
Location: Killeen, Tx
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I-30 in northeast Texas could stand to be expanded to 6 lanes. Have an insane amount of truck traffic over the past few years.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Buckeye in SC View Post
I-77 between Charlotte & Statesville - not all of NC really needs to be widened.

I-26 in SC from I-77 to I-95.

A host of interchanges need to be reconstructed here in SC as well, mainly the I-26/I-20/I-126 interchange aka Malfunction Junction just west of Columbia, and for sure the I-26/I-95 interchange, one of the most poorly designed interchanges I've seen.
I agree 100% on this because those three corridors handle all of the southbound traffic heading to Charleston and the East Coast of Florida from Cleveland, Detroit, even Toronto. I've driven 77 South/26 East many times from Ohio to Charleston and the stretch where 40 crosses by Statesville seemingly always has traffic. Likewise I 26 Eastbound between Columbia and Orangeburg.
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