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JLWM8609 last won the day on November 30 2011

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  1. This schematic shows the railroad crossings remaining as-is under the freeway, but that can always change. http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot/get-involved/hou/sh35-i610/040618-schematic2.pdf
  2. Rush hour traffic will always exist, so that means the biggest, widest, baddest freeway ever built won't be overkill. 🤷‍♂️
  3. I found this article about the freeway. Looks like they were asking that question 50 years and never answered it. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Expansion-of-Alvin-freeway-may-yet-be-completed-1982804.php
  4. I think it's remaining as-is for now, with maybe the new high speed rail line cantilevering over it. The Hempstead Tollway was supposed to be built along Hempstead Highway, but it got deferred and the plans were changed to put a 3 lane reversible managed lane facility down the middle of 290. TxDOT and Harris County couldn't reach an agreement on who would manage the managed lanes, so they were scrapped in favor of a single lane, reversible HOT lane that existed before the widening. In addition to that, TxDOT is considering making one mainlane into a HOV lane during offpeak hours to offer HOV access in both directions after the whole 290 project is finished. All of that being said, I think the Hempstead Tollway is part of the ultimate plan, but who knows? Perhaps it'll be built alongside the high speed rail line.
  5. Probably was the old GH&SA line that had the bridge over Buffalo Bayou where the pedestrian bridge is now.
  6. Spur 5 has always been intended to be part of SH 35. It's nothing new.
  7. Hey neighbor! I can see your house from mine on the other side of the bayou.
  8. There were apartments there until the 1980s.
  9. Wow! That's nice. Are there other angles of this rendering available?
  10. A sound barrier is going up at Ardmore and Tampa, and as of last week, they've started re-energizing some of the freeway lighting, with more sections being re-lit each night. Most of the lampposts have new LED lights, which I'm glad to see instead of removing the lampposts and slapping high mast lighting as they've done on almost every other freeway in town.
  11. Sprint seems to have a dead spot on Will Clayton Parkway between Wilson Road and Old Humble Rd. I know it's not as densely populated as most other areas, but it's not the middle of nowhere, either.
  12. Bus manufacturers learned to build stronger buses after the Grumman 870 A-frame crack issue in the early 80s that impacted transit fleets nationwide, including Houston. Potholes in places like NYC were causing the frames to crack and the buses to sag in the middle and eventually stop. I wouldn't be surprised if Westheimer was the cause of some of those frame cracks way back then!
  13. I didn't know they were constructing a pedestrian bridge. I never saw one in the schematics.
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