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Wellborn and Harvey Mitchell overpass?

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It's been over a year and still isn't open. It's much different now, there's some signage on the eastern side (Exit signs among them), some paving for the turnaround lane, Holleman extension almost done, and some h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s light poles, highway style.

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It's been over a year and still isn't open. It's much different now, there's some signage on the eastern side (Exit signs among them), some paving for the turnaround lane, Holleman extension almost done, and some h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s light poles, highway style.

That thing has taken them a really long time. When I left CS and headed back down to Houston back in August of last year, they had most of the structure up it seemed...and it's still not done. Once it does open, it will be nice. The traffic at that intersection was always bad around 5 pm when I was a student worker over at the fire field.

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That thing has taken them a really long time. When I left CS and headed back down to Houston back in August of last year, they had most of the structure up it seemed...and it's still not done. Once it does open, it will be nice. The traffic at that intersection was always bad around 5 pm when I was a student worker over at the fire field.

Apparently there's going to be another lane change tomorrow. There was a lane change back in the summer, when they switched Wellborn traffic over to the new stretch and even had two stoplights up for a while.

At least the Holleman extension is pretty much done and will be opening in a few days (March 1st on paper, but it still looks unlikely at this point, given the last few touches they need to do)

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Apparently there's going to be another lane change tomorrow. There was a lane change back in the summer, when they switched Wellborn traffic over to the new stretch and even had two stoplights up for a while.

At least the Holleman extension is pretty much done and will be opening in a few days (March 1st on paper, but it still looks unlikely at this point, given the last few touches they need to do)

Cool, I always drive up through Millican on 2154/Wellborn when I head up there, so hopefully all the improvements will greet me the next time I come up to College Station.

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When will the Villa Maria and 2818 overpass begin? 2818 aka Harvey Mitchell is becoming more like a freeway. I heard that was the original plan, it was supposed to be the Westside freeway of BCS, but they went the cheap route and had streets intersecting it. In the future 2818 will be like the center of town with HWY 6 and HWY 47 becoming like the east and west loops.

The light rail in the video is impressive, I wonder if it will really happen? Looks better than Houston's. LOL! If they are building it, I beleive that it would work better if it was not on the streets with cars. I want to see it go all the way to downtown Bryan at least. And how could I forget, the light rail should swing over to the airport and then maybe we can get an expansion their with flights to destination across the country. This region is growing fast enough and it could be the next Hobby.

Edited by citykid09

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When will the Villa Maria and 2818 overpass begin? 2818 aka Harvey Mitchell is becoming more like a freeway. I heard that was the original plan, it was supposed to be the Westside freeway of BCS, but they went the cheap route and had streets intersecting it. In the future 2818 will be like the center of town with HWY 6 and HWY 47 becoming like the east and west loops.

The light rail in the video is impressive, I wonder if it will really happen? Looks better than Houston's. LOL! If they are building it, I beleive that it would work better if it was not on the streets with cars. I want to see it go all the way to downtown Bryan at least. And how could I forget, the light rail should swing over to the airport and then maybe we can get an expansion their with flights to destination across the country. This region is growing fast enough and it could be the next Hobby.

Oh, geez, just noticed the light rail. In real life, those lanes with the light rail would be the freight train line, but possibly leaving the existing crossing intact (with the underpass just provided for through access for those westbound, notice there are no "curling exits" like University and Harvey Mitchell.

Alternately, those train cars could be someone's commuter rail dream. Austin has a commuter rail that resembles light rail, except it runs on regular freight lines and is powered like a regular train. Unfortunately, however, College Station just doesn't have the existing railroad infrastructure to build such a thing, because the reason Austin's commuter rail exists was a semi-abandoned track running into downtown, and additional parallel freight lines. Here in College Station, we just don't have that same luxury.

On the issue of the 2818 overpass, it seems to be going along very well. The old detour road is now a single-lane entrance ramp, with the entrance ramp to replace it currently being built. Giant highway light poles are being erected. Jones-Butler is being brought back up to level, with the "other" Jones-Butler closed and without access (the pavement, however, has not been removed). Also not removed is the concrete plates of the original crossing.

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Today the whole thing is open, right? You can now turn right while going north on Wellborn to go west on 2818 with the final ramp opening up.

The cool looking train, which appears to be a generic low-floor streetcar 3D model the design firm probably uses in other videos, is just an artist's depiction to illustrate how the existing railroad tracks will go over the road. It probably does not represent anything that is likely to be operating on that line in the near future, unless of course commuter rail does pan out.

Also, I wish Simcity(well the good ones in the series) looked like that. Maybe CitiesXL, but I don't have it.

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Upon further discussion with other people, I have come to the conclusion that the reason light rail was shown instead of freight was because that the 3D program simply doesn't have freight rail programmed in, so they used light rail (closest equivalent) instead.

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