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Old 06-04-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Yeah, New York's expressways rarely exceed 6 lanes.

The New Jersey Turnpike peaks out at 14 lanes between Woodbridge and Elizabeth (6 cars only lanes, 6 truck lanes, 2 HOV/bus lanes).

The Garden State Parkway segment mentioned above is wide too. The Driscoll Bridge is the largest bridge (in # of travel lanes) in the world with 15 lanes. Not 20 feet away from the Driscoll is the Edison Bridge, which is 6 lanes wide. So in the space of 400 feet wide, 21 lanes cross the Raritan River there.

driscoll bridge - Google Maps
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The portion of I-5 between State Route 56 and the 5/805 interchange in San Diego County is 22 lanes wide.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile Houston Freeway system

Out of all the cities Ive seen I would say that Los Angeles is first followed by New York and Houston. Look at the Houston Katy freeway redevelopement. I think its the biggest freeway project in the country right now.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Out of all the cities Ive seen I would say that Los Angeles is first followed by New York and Houston. Look at the Houston Katy freeway redevelopement. I think its the biggest freeway project in the country right now.
New York does not have freeways. It has parkways and expressway like a poster mentioned before.

There are relatively few park/espressway miles within the city of New York. The parkways/espressway that do exist are not wide at all, and believe me, there is absolutely NO way to expand them.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:18 PM
 
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New York does not have freeways. It has parkways and expressway like a poster mentioned before.

There are relatively few park/espressway miles within the city of New York. The parkways/espressway that do exist are not wide at all, and believe me, there is absolutely NO way to expand them.
There has to be a way to widen the cross bronx...there has to.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Out of all the cities Ive seen I would say that Los Angeles is first followed by New York and Houston. Look at the Houston Katy freeway redevelopement. I think its the biggest freeway project in the country right now.
Which is nothing to brag on and it's stupid. Adding lanes on a freeway does nothing but add more cars on the freeway which adds more traffic, stress, and headaches. What's going to happen when the traffic gets worse, widen the road more? Than you'll have a 40 lane road and you pave over the entire freakin state. I wonder when we will come to grips that building these gigantic freeways does NOTHING to relieve traffic. Glad Houston is building the light rail system.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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Which is nothing to brag on and it's stupid. Adding lanes on a freeway does nothing but add more cars on the freeway which adds more traffic, stress, and headaches. What's going to happen when the traffic gets worse, widen the road more? Than you'll have a 40 lane road and you pave over the entire freakin state. I wonder when we will come to grips that building these gigantic freeways does NOTHING to relieve traffic. Glad Houston is building the light rail system.
Exactly. Adding lanes to a freeway doesn't cure traffic congestion any more than buying bigger pants cures obesity.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Exactly. Adding lanes to a freeway doesn't cure traffic congestion any more than buying bigger pants cures obesity.
Yes, but both feel a whole lot better than bursting at the seams.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Greater Los Angeles --> soon to be ricocheting between U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand
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Houston and Atlanta, by far.

I-65 in Louisville, KY is 14 lanes for about a two mile-long stretch, also.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Sorry guys, but I don't think the Phoenix project will topple Southern California. The "El Toro Y" in south Orange County, only about four miles from my house is 26 lanes and the widest area of highway in the USA.

The Phoenix project is the largest proposed project of this decade though. I go through the El Toro Y all the time. Before the construction, it took HOURS, just to go through this interchange, but now, even though there is traffic often, you are still moving at 20-35 mph, when before you literally just sat there. If the traffic is really bad, this 24 lane project could be beneficial for Phoenix if they have a traffic problem like we used to.

Cities afraid of death by congestion - USATODAY.com
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