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I get asked a lot what mods I use for this game, especially when it comes to highway props and add-ons.

Here's a short list of some content that I use to make your highways looking nice! :thumb:

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Firstly, get the NAM if you haven't already. This list is for the RHW so make sure you check off that during install.

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Generic signs

The first thing you're going to need is some signs. Unlike the Maxis highway that has signs randomly generate on the highway, the RHW needs some work. Luckily, there's a lot of signs out there and lets you customize the crap out of this.

For a simple, generic set, I recommend this set. Large, easy to read and also easy to plop.

And for your roads connecting to the highways, here's a simpler set

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Hazard signs

Along with general signs, you'll want some hazard markers too to let your drivers know about curves, speed limits, ending lanes, and other things the road can throw at you. Best to give them plenty of notice!

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Lighting

I'm lazy when it comes to this. Plopping lights takes a lot of time if you want uniform street lighting. Instead, go above 'street level' with some towers that light up a much larger area!

 

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Walls

No matter how 'nice' your highways look, they're a NIMBY and no one wants to live near them. To minimize the folks who do have their homes close by, dampen the sound and light a bit with these walls that I find look great in both urban and suburban environments

 

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Buffer

Keep some right of way free if you ever want to expand your highways. Also if you have a median make it look nice! These 'empty' areas can also help absorb air pollution from the busy roads

I like to use the standard open grass area a lot, but you can fill it in with some tree park plops such as...

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Example of one of the endless possibilities of what your highway can look like:

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Anyways hope this helps out anyone looking to improve the aesthetic appeal of their highways! Add some other features to make it your own unique creation!

Anything to add? Please post suggestions below!

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Nice selection @Haljackey !! *:yes:

I'd add a couple of mods to this already-complete list just if you all want a more European touch in your RHWs:

First, this cosmetic mod that adds guardrails and reflector poles to give a more realistic appearance to RHWs

And then, @MandelSoft 's wonderful lighting mod, that not only replaces (if you wish) vanilla lighting, but also adds a myriad of different lights as props or as ploppable lights

—SC4L0ver.

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Wonderful work! I'd add the use of L1 viaducts and the prefer of keeping the greatest part of intersections bellow the level of the rest of the terrain (avoiding multiple viaducts)

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