What you’re looking at is what’s known as a diverging diamond interchange, an emerging concept in highway design that aims to eliminate the left turn and thereby increase safety, even if, from the top down, it looks like complete chaos.
Highway noise barriers are a pretty common blight on American interstates, there to protect nearby homes and businesses from the motoring sounds of cars and trucks whizzing by. But what if I told you they don’t shield noise all that well, and may even amplify it?
A cruel and villainous groundhog was blocking traffic outside of Baltimore today, but thankfully, a cop came to dispatch true justice and shot it to death with a gun.
The Seneca Nation has long had a contentious relationship with the state of New York over a tiny stretch of the New York State Thruway south of Buffalo, since part of it runs through tribal territory. The latest (potential) dispute? An off-ramp that or may not be in the process of being built by a tribe member,…
Spotted, Wednesday on Highway 99 in Fresno, California: a man holding onto a tractor-trailer, cruising down the road. This is illegal, of course.
“For all you folks who like to drive in the left lane on a divided highway, guess what?” The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Nov. 10 in announcing new legislation outlawing the practice. “You’re breaking the law. The left lane is a passing lane.” And ... guess what? Since then police have pulled over dozens of motorists…
They built a new stretch of highway in the Canadian province of New Brunswick recently, and while new stretches of highway are generally good, this one might be bad, since, drivers say, the highway’s signs are confusing, such that some people are having trouble leaving the province at all. It’s a bit like that Eagles…
An extremely naked man was arrested on Sunday in Missouri after he was spotted—and filmed—driving an ATV the wrong way on an interstate.
Around 20 drivers in south New Jersey were cruising along Interstate 295 when something suddenly felt a little off. After pulling over, what they discovered was a little horrifying.
December 15, 1973, was a chilly and cloudy day in New York City. The city’s fortunes had already begun to take a downturn. A single dump truck, overloaded with more than nine tons of asphalt, rumbled down the old elevated West Side Highway, which promptly collapsed. And in a moment of almost hilarious corruption that…
On Jan. 9, when temperatures in nearby Yorkton, Saskatchewan, reached a low of about 10 degrees fahrenheit, Kristyn Eftoda and her husband Wade were commuting home on a highway near Dropmore, Manitoba, when they noticed that the road was a sheet of ice. That’s when Wade, in a moment of inspiration, grabbed his skates.
Here’s a tweet from the California Highway Patrol, Contra Costa Area.
I’ve been driving in and around this goddamn city for 10 years now, which makes me an expert.
If you ever wondered what a transportation planner’s fever dreams looked like, well here you go. This is what it looks like being on galaxy brain.
If you ever needed proof of how our infrastructure is falling apart, the Wall Street Journal has an exhaustive, thoughtful, extremely well-crafted project out today that does just that. The Journal examined the state of Interstate 95, and, boy, is it Not Good.
The city council of Alexandria, Virginia unanimously voted to rename Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway and have now set up a survey for public feedback and suggestions for what to rename the road. You probably have ideas.
Raise your internet hand if you’ve been driving down the highway at a brisk-but-not-quite-speeding pace, everything’s going swell until you come up on some slower traffic. No worries, you pop into the left lane to pass and try to get your groove going again when suddenly you’re snapped out of your good space by a…
Australia is taking the electric car revolution one step further by announcing a $3 million super-long electric highway, or a series of fast charging electric vehicle stations.
The Trans-Canada Highway is a highway that, naturally, goes across Canada. It’s 4,990 miles long (or 8,030 kilometers, in Canadian), and it took more than two decades to complete it. This guy believes he found the last paved section, and boy howdy is he jazzed about it.
I’m not afraid of heights, but even my knees felt weak when I saw this hapless car that was left teetering on the edge of an overpass in California yesterday morning.