It's Me Bender: Yeah, the problem is that they are widening 66 between exits 40 and 43, and the rushour traffic doesn't get really awful until a little further east, where it's already 4 lanes.
Joe USer: Yes and no. Bottlenecks are bad if you have enough traffic.
maxximillian: I drove 66 a lot and while I understand the need to widen it I will say that if I lived right next to the interstate and couldn't get sleep for a few days because of the noise I'd be biatching too.
HotIgneous Intruder: toadist: Yeah, milling and loud construction all night for several nights, I'd be cranky too.And it will go on for 6 more weeks. Legit biatch right there.It's a three-mile stretch of road. The milling and construction process moves along a bit more each night, so after a while it will be out of disturbance range and the precious suburban bourgeois can go back to screwing each other's wives and daughters and husbands and sons and brothers and surfing their porn in peace./Drove 66 every day for a year while commuting between Culpeper and Springfield.//Why 66? because it beats driving I-95 with a stick
Man On Pink Corner: Is this where some hipster with no driver's license claims that widening highways actually harms traffic flow, and then disappears from the thread when I point out that if this counterintuitive notion is indeed true, then we should be able to speed up traffic by closing existing lanes?
YouWinAgainGravity: hausman007: solve4x: Why does highway 28 intersect with I-66 at a stoplight is an equally important question about 10,000 Virginians a day would like solved.Because, if there is a way to do something, Virginia chooses the most ass backwards way and then claims it's better.absolutely. i used to live in the area by the 28/66 junction. quite possibly the worst decisions ever for stoplights, merge lanes, and condensing down lanes. that entire area has a bunch of construction that seems like it's just been going on *forever*. the virginia DOT is quite possibly one of the most incompetent organizations in the country.i've often suggested virginia should change their state motto from "Virginia is for Lovers" to "ROAD WORK AHEAD. RIGHT LANE CLOSED. EXPECT DELAYS"
Aarontology: Then they biatched the the towns and state were focusing on getting major highways and roads cleared first so that emergency vehicles couldd get around instead of their little side streets and suburb roads.
ImpendingCynic: Solid State Vittles: At the risk of sounding nit-picky, Route 66 runs from Chicago to Los Angeles.At the risk of sounding nit-pickier, it also runs from Los Angeles to Chicago.
DarkVader: ImpendingCynic: Solid State Vittles: At the risk of sounding nit-picky, Route 66 runs from Chicago to Los Angeles.At the risk of sounding nit-pickier, it also runs from Los Angeles to Chicago.At the risk of sounding even nit-pickier, it doesn't do either.It was de-mapped years ago. A big chunk of it is under I-40. There are only short sections of historic 66 left.
Rueened: Man On Pink Corner: Is this where some hipster with no driver's license claims that widening highways actually harms traffic flow, and then disappears from the thread when I point out that if this counterintuitive notion is indeed true, then we should be able to speed up traffic by closing existing lanes?Only in your imagination, but keep thinking that anyway if it makes you feel better.
Misconduc: Now we have a ordnance drafted that CSX can't blow their whistle through downtown, I wish I can bet how long this will last until the first dumbass rolls through a crossing while texting because "they didnt hear the train". A "quiet zoning" law, I wonder if I can sue someones dead crotch fruit for ignoring the CSX crossing and getting killed because they didn't hear a "whistle tip" go off?
Confoundit: Or maybe it's 1 group of people (commuters passing through the area) complaining about traffic and a 2nd group of people (residents) complaining that the construction is ruining their sleep.bingethinker:Bloody NIMBYs.Really? Because nowhere in the article does anyone say that construction should be halted or rescheduled so that they wouldn't be making so much noise in the middle of the night.It's possible to accept the necessity of what they're doing and still be upset that someone is using a jackhammer outside your window in the middle of the farking night.
Dinjiin: My town has also adopted a "no horn zone" for trains. However, every rail crossing in the zone had to have gates with lights installed before it was allowed.Does your town have the same requirement?
HotIgneous Intruder: /Drove 66 every day for a year while commuting between Culpeper and Springfield.//Why 66? because it beats driving I-95 with a stick.
Gyrfalcon: When November came along, the referendum was soundly....defeated because nobody but nobody wanted to pay even a miniscule amount of new taxes for more ANYTHING. Why can't PD just spend less money and still protect us from teh bad guize?
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