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Old 11-23-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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The American Highway Users Alliance released a study today of the worst bottlenecks in America. They were measured by hours of delay. Link to the study is below:

Unclogging America’s Arteries: Prescriptions for Healthier Highways | American Highway Users Alliance
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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The Kennedy is certainly renown for its traffic jams. I remember a few backs that the Lyric Opera even used it for its ad campaign by stating that their shows would give you, "More Fury than Rush Hour on the Kennedy."
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:19 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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No surprise here.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There is a solution. Immediately stop spending any money repairing or improving any existing roads. Instead, dedicate all spending to creating new ones, designed to address efficient routes meeting current and expected needs. Then,, when new traffic lanes exist as alternatives, go back to the old ones and do repair or maintenance work.

Most traffic bottlenecks are caused largely by the presence of construction work. Remove all construction closures, and open the roads for commuters to use.

When the flow of traffic is 5-10 milea per hour, how important is it to have nice smooth pavement?
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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There is a solution. Immediately stop spending any money repairing or improving any existing roads. Instead, dedicate all spending to creating new ones, designed to address efficient routes meeting current and expected needs. Then,, when new traffic lanes exist as alternatives, go back to the old ones and do repair or maintenance work.

Most traffic bottlenecks are caused largely by the presence of construction work. Remove all construction closures, and open the roads for commuters to use.

When the flow of traffic is 5-10 milea per hour, how important is it to have nice smooth pavement?
Except there are tons of places in this country where it simply isn't feasible to just build new roads, due to geography, existing development and the environment. Not to mention that it's probably much more expensive and time-consuming to build new roads then it is to maintain/upgrade existing ones.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I-10 in El Paso is a big one, squeezed between downtown and a mountain, and when rush hour arrives, the whole damn highway becomes a parking lot lol.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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It is seasonal due to thanksgiving eve, but I can tell you that at 2 pm in the afternoon the part of I-75 that coexists with I-40 is already starting to back up. By 5 pm it will be gridlock.
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