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    Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress


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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    I thought this was going to be about fixing Ames to Boone. That part of 30 is really bad.



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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    What did they prep for in Ames?



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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    I thought this was going to be about fixing Ames to Boone. That part of 30 is really bad.
    They have had signs up that this section will be done this spring. They also had an article in the Tribune a couple of days ago. The prep work they did was to reduce to two lanes while still allowing for exiting.



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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    They have had signs up that this section will be done this spring. They also had an article in the Tribune a couple of days ago. The prep work they did was to reduce to two lanes while still allowing for exiting.
    Yeah, they basically added U-turn lanes in the median in a bunch of places, but they'll be used to divert traffic one way or the other as they work on the other lane.

    I'd like to know how much of Hwy 30 is 2 lane from Ames to CR. And how much will be 2 lane after this summer.



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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Yeah, they basically added U-turn lanes in the median in a bunch of places, but they'll be used to divert traffic one way or the other as they work on the other lane.

    I'd like to know how much of Hwy 30 is 2 lane from Ames to CR. And how much will be 2 lane after this summer.
    I'd say it's up to about 60% four lane. Which is well up from when I was a freshman in 2002 and not only was it almost all 2 lane, but you also had to drive through several towns that are now bypassed. Hopefully they have the whole thing four lanes in a few years.



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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Yeah, they basically added U-turn lanes in the median in a bunch of places, but they'll be used to divert traffic one way or the other as they work on the other lane.

    I'd like to know how much of Hwy 30 is 2 lane from Ames to CR. And how much will be 2 lane after this summer.
    Now
    Ames========State Center---Hwy 330===============Tama------Hwy 218=====Cedar Rapids.

    Summer 2011
    Ames=======================================Tama------Hwy 218=====Cedar Rapids



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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Now
    Ames========State Center---Hwy 330===============Tama------Hwy 218=====Cedar Rapids.

    Summer 2011
    Ames=======================================Tama------Hwy 218=====Cedar Rapids
    Nice ASCII info-graphic.


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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    Nice ASCII info-graphic.
    Ditto. That is awesome.



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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
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    Ames========State Center---Hwy 330===============Tama------Hwy 218=====Cedar Rapids.

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    Ames=======================================Tama------Hwy 218=====Cedar Rapids
    And if they wouldn't have taken their concrete equipment down during the summer and would have worked on days it was nice and not raining, they could have had Ames to Tama done this fall. I know when they were working, I drive that route everyday. Some weeks the sun would be shinning and no progress made, then it would rain, and then they might work for a day, then quite working while the sun was out. It made no sense at all.


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    Re: Highway 30 Article from the Gazette on Construction Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    And if they wouldn't have taken their concrete equipment down during the summer and would have worked on days it was nice and not raining, they could have had Ames to Tama done this fall. I know when they were working, I drive that route everyday. Some weeks the sun would be shinning and no progress made, then it would rain, and then they might work for a day, then quite working while the sun was out. It made no sense at all.
    They moved it to Elsworth to do a stretch of I-35.


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