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Old 03-29-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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Anyone know what is being built? Kinda looks like an extra exit lane to Miramar Parkway eastbound, but looks like they are grading right past where the on-ramp from the Turnpike Extension joins I-75. Haven't heard about anything.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Probably doing the Miramar Exit they same as they did for the Pines Blvd. exit
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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I hope not! I live in Pines but normally get off on Miramar pkwy if coming from the south just to avoid all those lights on the Pines exit.

I think it was real stupid to add all those lights.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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My least favorite area of Broward County to drive through is Pines Blvd around I-75. That area is a nightmare. I'll take Fort Lauderdale driving any day over that.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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I just don't understand the reasoning behind all those traffic lights. It made things worse.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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I think the main idea behind the redoing of the Pines Blvd/I-75 intersection was "traffic calming". Before, the off-ramps from 75 onto Pines were uncontrolled, so the exiting traffic would just barge off and then have to merge with the Pines traffic, which caused delays and sometimes accidents. This way, there are no conflicts. The tradeoff is delays at parts of the intersection where there weren't any previously. Maybe if ppl drove better around here, they wouldn't have had to remake the intersection

If this is what they are doing at Miramar, I don't know if the traffic at that intersection has risen to the level where those measures need to be taken. I have lived in Miramar (south of Miramar Pkwy on Dykes Road) and eastbound on Miramar Pkwy getting to I-75 could be a bear in the morning rush. Fortunately, I usually left early enough (6:30-6:45 AM) where it wasn't really a problem. Thing is, it looks like they are preparing supports to hold up an elevated roadway? This is south of the Bass Creek Road overpass. Guess we'll find out eventually.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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Could be the long anticipated Pembroke Road overpass.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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There is a flawed concept that if you make an interchange with off-ramps larger using more land and wider medians, that it somehow improves traffic flow. There is actually such a thing as being too spread out with too many medians and traffic lights. I believe that is the flaw with the Pines Blvd area.

I've always believed Pines Blvd should have been designed as a high-speed expressway which would have alleviated many of the issues today. They just didn't fully anticipate the huge population boom 20 years ago.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Could be the long anticipated Pembroke Road overpass.
Maybe, though this location is south of Miramar Pkwy, Pembroke Road is north. However, they really need to get Pembroke Road overpass built, it would take a lot of pressure off Miramar Pkwy and Pines Blvd. But with the bad economy, that probably won't happen for years.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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They just didn't fully anticipate the huge population boom 20 years ago.

They never do. These people are idiots. They allow developers to build thousands of houses, withouth anticipation of a huge population following? They should clearly not be in charge of making decisions.

They build houses and businesses all over, but fail to implement sensible public transportation, and better roadways. I'm not surprised.
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