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Roadscapes Wednesday: The Simple Genius Of The Interstate Highway System

Welcome to Roadscapes Wednesday, each week this post will talk about roads and infrastructure related topics.  I am called the “road geek” for a good reason, I love roads and love talking […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Freeways Almost Ruined San Francisco

Let’s go back to the 1950’s, where the Interstate Highway System was beginning to be built.  And cities all around America had plans for their own networks of freeways.  San Francisco had […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Fix The Trust Fund

So think about this?  What happens when the Highway Trust Fund runs out?  In 64 days, we will find out what happens, unless Congress does something.  You see, the Highway Trust Fund […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: It’s Time For A Speed Limit Increase On Alabama’s Interstates

Pedal to the medal!  In Alabama, the maximum speed limit on Alabama Interstates is 70.  But, many drivers, including me, will often go faster than 70.  For me, I usually go 75 […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Are Tolls Coming To The Interstate Highway System

Everyone knows about the Interstate Highway System, many people drive on the interstate every day to commute back and forth.  The Interstates make sure our grocery stores are stocked with food and […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Decatur Toll Bridge, Coalburg Road Closure, Interstate 22 Closure

The last week has been fun for our road network here in Alabama.  I am going to talk about three different projects taking place here in Alabama that has a lot of […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: The New Transportation For America

The organization Transportation For America is something I love!  You know why?  Because they focus on more than building more roads for car drivers.  As you should know, strong local economies are […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Interstate 20/59 Needs To Be Moved

A few months ago, I talked about the ALDOT mentality over the I-20 / I-59 Birmingham project.  I complained about how the Alabama Department of Transportation was slamming this bridge replacement project […]

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The ALDOT Mentality Over the I-20 / I-59 Birmingham Project

Come on ALDOT, I know you can do better than what you have proposed for the I-20 / I-59 downtown Birmingham bridge replacements.  On Wednesday, several Birmingham City Council members met with […]

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Roadscapes Wednesday: Birmingham Slotted Freeway Signs

This week on Roadscapes Wednesday I am going to share some interesting sign pictures from the Birmingham Metro.  In the 1990’s, ALDOT decided to experiment with a new type of freeway signage […]

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