Montrose1100 Posted March 29, 2016 Share Posted March 29, 2016 (edited) 1 hour ago, IronTiger said: How would any of these ordinances be enforced? The speed limit rarely is. Maybe it might help to put up blinking lights at I-45 S to tell all through trucks to take I-10 E to 610 S, though. Good Question. I do see police all the time, but maybe we need to look at this from a technology stand point. Warning signs that unmarked U-hauls & 18-Wheelers must avoid the left lanes or face a fine. Same with speed, increase the minimum speed as the lanes get closer to the "center". That might open a can of worms for speeders though, but in an updated world, we could have more transtrar cameras catching License Plate numbers and sending a ticket. Like driving through an EZ Tag without one. I know a lot of people would be against this, as it seems Fahrenheit 451, but after struggling to pass slow trucks/cars, the freeway clears up significantly. Would also be a good way to catch people who don't get their oil changed. Even with the inside air button on, if you're stuck behind one of them it sucks. 1 hour ago, samagon said: Off topic would be refreshing compared to the skewed views of h-town man. I'm not sure whether I should laugh, or just be disgusted with his way of thinking. regarding better flow management, wouldn't keeping the pierce elevated as max lanes, or even as variable cost tolls allow for better flow management than to simply redirect traffic down a different ROW? Or that you need to pull off the road and drink that much more beer at the closest bar until traffic clears. His views aren't skewed, just a different perspective. I can agree with you we do need more lanes, but in very select locations. Like the 45 bridge over 610. It seems that most of our current exchanges are outdated and need to be streamlined. Why should people get away with cutting the line last minute to grind a slow moving lane to complete stop and go? They're wasting everyone's time and fuel. Not to mention the other lane going the opposite direction or continuing on the freeway will also slow down. Dominoes. And why should traffic slow down for an accident on the opposite side? Makes no sense. Unfortunately the masses cannot be educated to correct this, so we need a divider high enough to block the views. So, along with a few tweaks/updates we can easily manage rush hour traffic. With a majority of our current lane volume. The spaghetti junctions are another topic. The current proposal needs something else. There has to be another way to get the traffic around Downtown. I propose an elevated alternative on top of the 610 East Loop, From 45 to 45. It would only add +3 miles to the journey from 45 @ 610 North to 45 @ 610 South. Thoughts? Could be easily marked "Downtown" or "Galveston/Dallas". 45 could then become a smaller spur on both sides. Edited March 29, 2016 by Montrose1100 Added two more sentences. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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