This weekend, the busiest freeway in the United States, Interstate 405
in Los Angeles, will close for bridge demolition to allow for a northbound carpool lane. The stretch handles 375,000 cars on a typical day and up to 500,000 on the weekends. This event has been dubbed "Carmageddon
." [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous
on Jul 15, 2011 -
The New Road
. A photo essay by Rob Amberg on the building of I-26 through Madison County in the mountains of North Carolina. via
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Feb 3, 2009 -
The 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy
— Take a 28 year old
future U.S. President
on a two month long, 3,251 mile, transcontinental road trip
(where relatively few
have gone before). Wait while he shoulders a little responsibility
, add some autobahn^ envy
, and 37 years later he signs into law
over 40,000 miles of the National Defense Highway System
: it recently passed 50 years of growth
.) About his favorite domestic program
, Ike said, "More than any single action by the government since the end of the war, this one would change the face of America. ...Its impact on the American economy - the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction, the rural areas it would open up - was beyond calculation.
" More documents, logs, and first-hand reports from the 1919 convoy here
posted by cenoxo
on Jul 12, 2006 -
125 Car Pile-up on Georgia Interstate 75.
This is the second time my neck of the woods (literally the neck of the woods!) has been in the news.
With 125 vehicles involved, I think this might be the largest wreck in US history. Thankfully, only 4 people were killed, considering it happened during the morning rush to get everyone's kids to school.
posted by mcsweetie
on Mar 15, 2002 -