Hello there, everybody! Here comes another update from East Edge.
1. Southern Residential Area
I haven't done too much easily discernible work on the city apart from developing this new medium-density area. I raised taxes so that I wouldn't get too much high-wealth development. I want this area to be mainly medium-wealth medium-density.
The road network is pretty good. Mostly a grid, but with some grid-breaking elements. TuLePs almost everywhere, as traffic has gotten quite bad.
2. Roundabout Junction
For a long time, this four-lane avenue passing under the highway was the only connection between the southern residential area and the rest of the city. In an attempt to curb the following traffic issues, the old signal-controlled intersection was replaced by a roundabout, for right and left turns, and an underpass for those who wish to stay on. The results look promising so far.
3. New Interchanges
One half-diamond interchange as well as a half-trumpet were built to accommodate the growing pressure of traffic.
4. Retrofitted Tunnel Expressway (entrance and exit)
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but luckily, the East Edge budget is practically unlimited, and as such, it allows for crazy infrastructure projects, such as this underpass, which from the southern residential area digs under the university and country club, emerging at the roundabout in the central medium-density area. An expensive project for sure (I had to demolish everything above in order to drag the tunnel...), but the results speak for themselves.
5. Highway Overpasses
Traffic isn't just bad in the new residential area, but also in the older parts of town. Previously, the central medium-density area and the high-density downtown had a mere two connections between each other, which is why these two additional overpasses were added. The first is a low-capacity two-lane, whereas the second one is a high-capacity eight-lane overpass, which partially intersects the highway as well, to accommodate for morning commuters.
6. Downtown Development
Finally, the before empty area next to the highway and the eight-lane overpass has been developed, and mostly consists of high-density low-wealth residential, but also some commercial. Traffic is quite bad, as it lies directly next to the overpass.
That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed following the development of East Edge! I have plans for other cities around this one, but for now my primary focus is getting this one done. As always, I love suggestions and criticism. Thanks for viewing!