U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-04-2014, 05:57 AM
 
514 posts, read 643,129 times
Reputation: 1086

Advertisements

you literally have traffic intersecting at this location. people coming off northbound southfield enter onto Michigan avenue at the exact location where traffic on Michigan avenue merges rightward to exit onto southbound southfield.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mi...de67fae2c6de5f
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-04-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
21,093 posts, read 25,371,728 times
Reputation: 7812
And the question is..?

Must be new to Michigan infrastructure. Isn't that Michigan Left just the greatest?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 06:52 AM
 
1,856 posts, read 3,172,213 times
Reputation: 1173
get use to it
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
3,330 posts, read 2,328,837 times
Reputation: 10290
Quote:
Originally Posted by zthatzmanz28 View Post
And the question is..?

Must be new to Michigan infrastructure. Isn't that Michigan Left just the greatest?
Here in Tennesee a Michigan Left would be welcome....to get to the other side of the road..they have slits in the road where ONE car can sit and wait for 150 cars to go by till they can jam on the gas and cut across two maybe three lanes and hopefully make it over to the shopping center...no u turns allowed..only been here two month and still don't get how a person is supposed to get somewhere if you pass up your destination on a divided highway....


The worst road fiasco I think in the whole state is the entrance ramp to M59 E off I 75 S.....you have to get into the lane to exit while ALL THESE CARS are entering the same lane to 75 S at the same time....THAT is dangerous....
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Louisville
4,337 posts, read 4,086,219 times
Reputation: 7377
Just be glad they don't have a lot of "Grand Rapids lane changes" in SE Michigan, where you enter the freeway on the right and have 1/4 mile to cross 4 lanes of traffic and exit on the left. I often wonder who designed that crap.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 07:28 AM
 
481 posts, read 442,456 times
Reputation: 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by e130478 View Post
you literally have traffic intersecting at this location. people coming off northbound southfield enter onto Michigan avenue at the exact location where traffic on Michigan avenue merges rightward to exit onto southbound southfield.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mi...de67fae2c6de5f
What you are describing is a cloverleaf interchange. Weaving is problematic with this type of design and they are slowly being phased out as freeways get upgraded.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
1,596 posts, read 1,703,881 times
Reputation: 2995
I was just lamenting about the roads to Ann Arbor on 94 this morning. The problem is that the freeways are still based on traffic patterns from the 70s and 80s, hence, sorely outdated and not equipped to handle the larger traffic volume. Add in a dash of incompetent drivers, and a lot of road rage, and you have bad highways in SE Michigan.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 08:11 AM
 
514 posts, read 643,129 times
Reputation: 1086
Quote:
Originally Posted by MItoBH View Post
The problem is that the freeways are still based on traffic patterns from the 70s and 80s, hence, sorely outdated and not equipped to handle the larger traffic volume.
These designs are not acceptable under any traffic pattern. The civil engineer responsible for this mess should have his degree revoked and burned. Of course, he's probably dead already...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 08:15 AM
 
514 posts, read 643,129 times
Reputation: 1086
here's another lovely mess

https://www.google.com/maps/place/De...d90c6078?hl=en
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Louisville
4,337 posts, read 4,086,219 times
Reputation: 7377
It's not just SE MI the entire state is full of bass ackwards archaic freeway designs that were at capacity in the 80s
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:57 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top