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Old 11-23-2022, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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Yes. It’s well deserved. I’ll concede that it’s not the only place that deserves the title. And it may get pointed at the most. But regardless it’s deserved.
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Old 11-23-2022, 12:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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The High Five in Dallas.
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Old 11-23-2022, 01:40 PM
 
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What about New Jersey's freeways around NYC and NJTPK which has 12 lanes just outside of Philadelphia and NYC? And garden state Pkwy…

I think the northeast has plenty of large freeways with complex interchanges but the scenery around the freeways is much better than in TX.
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Old 11-23-2022, 07:46 PM
 
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The Texas Turn Around , technically part of the frontage/access roads, doesn't exist in other states.
Do you know why the other states don’t have them?
The answer is obvious, but I bet you don’t know
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Old 11-23-2022, 10:04 PM
 
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I'll bite. I don't know.
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Old 11-23-2022, 10:37 PM
 
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The High Five in Dallas.
If the theory about multiverses is correct, I would love to find a way to get out of this bloody century or at least get back to the turn of the 20th century.
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Old 11-23-2022, 10:44 PM
 
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Ive seen a few instances of the Texas U-Turns in other states but they are not so widely implemented like they are in TX. Phoenix AZ has them on some of their highways. Oklahoma and Kansas do as well on some of their urban freeways. Then there is I-85 between GA-400 & I-285 in ATL as well as Peachtree Industrial Blvd north of I-285 that also has them.

Personally Im not a huge fan of the access roads. I think they cause more problems than they fix with too much variation in speeds, businesses perched up right on them and poor traffic signal timing. I think the extra RoW would do better in creating local / thru traffic configurations, or collector / distributor systems.
I've hated driving in every city I've been to that does not have frontage roads. In Houston, you can almost always get back on the freeway without having to find your way through some crappy part of town to get to the next on ramp. It's probably better with GPS, but access roads are great. Plus, Houston doesn't really have any of the awful cloverleaf setups that give you 8 feet to go from 15 to 90mph.
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:08 PM
 
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2 problems are created with the feeder roads with u turns

Short stopping sight distance and bridges freeze before roads do



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Old 11-24-2022, 07:57 AM
 
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2 problems are created with the feeder roads with u turns

Short stopping sight distance and bridges freeze before roads do


The bridge/overpass would be there whether there is a u turn or not, since that's how the surface street gets to the other side of the freeway.

The only issue I've ever seen with the u turns are when a truck ignores the "No Trucks" sign, and gets stuck.
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Old 11-24-2022, 07:02 PM
 
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The bridge/overpass would be there whether there is a u turn or not, since that's how the surface street gets to the other side of the freeway.

The only issue I've ever seen with the u turns are when a truck ignores the "No Trucks" sign, and gets stuck.
Not true,
I’ve driven 1000s of miles in the Midwest and 99% of the time highway is flat and on the ground
And the bridge is used for the side roads

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