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Mmm . . . Bulldozers

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Hi everyone-

I'm back with more Tarkusian Cities, after over a one-month hiatus--precipitated first by college, then a broken elbow, and finally a new RHW version (which you'll get to play with shortly).

Well, we're back to the vicinity of Argentum, in the southern suburb of Angstrom, where work is underway on the drastic (fantastic cheesy.gif) re-alignment of Highway 61, the major north-south corridor through the region which, here at this point, will be multiplexed with Highway 4, the major east-west route.

You can see the faint outline of where the new freeway will be going--the road running north-south (this pic is facing north) is Concord Avenue, a collector-class route which serves many neighborhoods in the area . . .

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. . . including this one that is being torn down

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Break on through to the other side . . .

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Concord Avenue will need to pass over the new 4/61 freeway, so an overpass is being built. In order to prevent disruption, a temporary re-alignment has been built to keep traffic flowing. You may also notice that the road which connected into the neighborhood has been torn up. State DOT officials determined it was a bit too close to the freeway and its right-of-way, so it was removed.

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However, to provide another entry point to the remaining parts of this subdivision, a new street is being built south to Ballast Drive (the major east-west road here).

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The Concord overpass is now built--part of the temporary access road is still in place in this pic. You can also see another new street in the upper part of the pic, to allow access to the northern half of the neighborhood that was split by the freeway.

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Now that Concord Avenue has been rebuilt, the crews can now begin work on the next road over, Grevano Drive (which is a major north-south arterial, running all the way from Angstrom, running by downtown Argentum and the university, up to the Gray Creek area we saw in the last update). As you can see here, some considerable realignment will be involved. wink.gif

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I'll be back with more later--including responding to all the replies that you have all been kind enough to leave while this MD here has been on hiatus. I may even finally answer some questions regarding the infamous "mystery highway" in Wakeman--it's hit a few bumps in the road.

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