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Old 07-21-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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is crazy to think that for as close as NYC and Philadelphia are no highway actually directly connects them to this day. I mean their closest actual city borders are only 46 miles yet still no direct highway

even with the new turnpike connector you really will only in signage be connected and will still require at least two (maybe three) interchanges to separate highways

the NJTP constructions is going really fast though. They are basically building another highway all at once doubling the NJTP capacity below 8a

Honestly i cant believe how fast it is going up

speaking of which NJ has really good highways for as bad as PA's are
I actually think more blame should be put on the state of New Jersey than Philly itself when it comes to the lack of a direct connection on I-95.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: 304
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I love driving through Northern Ohio.
The Cleveland area has an overall good highway system from my experience. Downtown could use a little work, but outside the city there are a lot of solid freeways that aren't even interstate.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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Phoenix, AZ has the most modern, attractive, and easily navigable freeway system of any major city in the US.
Yes, I concur. I went there for Spring Training and was really impressed with the traffic flow for a city with a metro population over 4 million people. And the scenery was beautiful too.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Phoenix, AZ = Best
Tucson, AZ = Worst
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I actually think more blame should be put on the state of New Jersey than Philly itself when it comes to the lack of a direct connection on I-95.
Yeah, the NIMBYs were in New Jersey. Making matters worse was that there was a federal law forbidding direct interchanges between toll highways and "free" highways, which is why there was never a direct interchange between I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. And by the time that law was overturned, the area around the two highways was heavily developed, which meant that it was going to take a lot of time and money to build the direct, high-speed interchange between the two highways. Doing this in conjunction with a total reconstruction and six-lane widening of both the Turnpike and I-95 within about two miles of the interchange, the relocation of the the Turnpike's main toll plaza and a second bridge over the Delaware River results in a project that'll take over a decade to complete when it's all said and done.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Phoenix, AZ = Best
Tucson, AZ = Worst
So apparently it's not championed by the State...
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