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Old 11-22-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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what is the excuse for this. The highway goes from easy to drive to a nightmare.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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That's why they're widening it from there to exit 6. I avoid those times or go alternate route, which isn't much better (rt 1). Or u can go the longgg way, atleast you're not idling.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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what is the excuse for this. The highway goes from easy to drive to a nightmare.
Just curious, why use the word "excuse" here?
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Very simple and one word, "funnel".
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Very simple and one word, "funnel".
thanksgiving eve (actually thanksgiving day, after midnight) - 1989. driving from north jersey to exit 7. driving snow, took me 3 hours, one big reason was "the funnel". how i loathe the funnel.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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It's called the "6 To 9 Widening Project".
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Much of it is because NJ never built I-95 like it was supposed to, long story, the widening from exits 6 to 9 is so I-95 can go off the NJ piuke at exit 6 and connect to I-95 in PA.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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It's called the "6 To 9 Widening Project".
is this even possible. I saw it widened in some areas and then it seems in other areas widening is not even possible. How long is this expected to take to complete the "widening".
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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is this even possible. I saw it widened in some areas and then it seems in other areas widening is not even possible. How long is this expected to take to complete the "widening".
It's happening right now. I believe it's estimated to complete in late 2014.

NJ Turnpike Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program : Home
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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is this even possible. I saw it widened in some areas and then it seems in other areas widening is not even possible. How long is this expected to take to complete the "widening".
That's why they have design engineers! The general public only ever sees the construction phase, but long before they're out there, a ton of work has to be done involving design, geotech work, soil sampling, bid document/rfp prep and process, etc., and maybe obtaining right-of-way, in addition to mega-paperwork if any federal funding is involved. Yes, I think it's 2014, as SweepTheLeg said. I know a couple of people involved in the project.
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