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Markland Woods - Markland Valley Parkway Open to Commuters

mirofoss

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Expressway Bulletin

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The Markland Valley Parkway has officially opened for commuters and already the highway is being moderately used. The Markland Valley Parkway (MVP) was built in a former creek bed that has drained due to lowering water levels in the region. The parkway was built as a grade separated controlled access freeway and was built to allow access into the downtown core of Markland Woods. The parkway currently has the following statistics:

Morning Commute

-2778 Car

-1892 Bus

Evening Commute

-2911 Car

-2005 Bus

The MVP connects to the Golden Coast Expressway where a full interchange has been constructed. Commuters can access the MVP from both the Eastbound and Westbound collector lanes, as well as the Eastbound and Westbound express lanes. When leaving the MVP commuters can use both the express and collector lanes in both the Eastbound and Westbound directions. The MVP also has a full interchange with the Port Authority Ferry docks and a direct connection to the West Mall. The MVP was built to high standards with longer than required acceleration lanes, high mast lighting, overhead gantry signs, and lane markings.

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This is a complete exit list for the entire section of the MVP

*Note: exchanges with one dash (-) are considered full interchanges, exchanges with four dashes (----) have only Northbound on ramps and Southbound off ramps.

-Golden Coast Expressway

----Temple Ave

----Cityside Dr

Oceanside Drive (Flyover Only)

-Port Authority Ferry Docks

----Breakwall Access Road

-The West Mall



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One suggestion for you: I noticed that the ramps for Temple Avenue are way too close to the ones that take you to the Golden Coast Expressway. If Sims that are coming from Temple Ave. want to continue straight on the Markland Valley Parkway, they'd have to change lanes very, VERY quickly. There's inadequate room to do this, and I'm pretty sure you don't see exits that close IRL. If you really want this freeway to be "built to high standards" then I'd strongly suggest fixing this. The ramp itself doesn't need to be so long, and can merge with the freeway well before where you have it doing so now.

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One suggestion for you: I noticed that the ramps for Temple Avenue are way too close to the ones that take you to the Golden Coast Expressway. If Sims that are coming from Temple Ave. want to continue straight on the Markland Valley Parkway, they'd have to change lanes very, VERY quickly. There's inadequate room to do this, and I'm pretty sure you don't see exits that close IRL. If you really want this freeway to be "built to high standards" then I'd strongly suggest fixing this. The ramp itself doesn't need to be so long, and can merge with the freeway well before where you have it doing so now.

Hello;

I did not want to build the ramp lanes so long but I ran into a glitch with 8 lane separated highway and the monorail pieces. When the highway passes under the monorail, it changes the pieces from one four lane piece into two double lane pieces. I do not know how to get around this issue other than to move the rail line a couple tiles down. I might just remove that partial interchange all together unless there is a way to get the highway tile to stop glitching under the monorail.

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