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Mopac express lane

Discussion in 'Austin' started by TheDan, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    Tried it out today... Promptly got stuck behind a van going 65mph. Cars in the normal lanes were passing us. Why the hell is this thing only one lane? WTF is express about it?
     


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  2. BRD@66

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    So that was YOU! :p
     
  3. Southpaw

    Southpaw SUPER OWNER TGT Supporter

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    http://www.mopacexpress.com/express-lanes/index.php

     
  4. will_em

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    I've given up completely on Mopac. Hell, I gave up on Austin traffic before I even moved here. Heard too many horror stories.
     
  5. JD9305

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    I think where it will help is the 7 to 9 am traffic and the 4 to 6 pm traffic....also there is a shit load of people on vacay right now. With all that said I won't use it unless I'm in that rush hour time period or in a big rush! I also think they could have done better and hooked us up with 2 lanes though.
     
  6. Bozz10mm

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    Actually, 65 mph on MoPac sounds pretty good. It seems like I'm going mostly 35 with short spurts of 45 mph.
     
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  7. majormadmax

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    Sad, I like Austin, I really do; but driving there and the influx of Californians has ruined the damn place!
     
  8. TheDan

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    2 lanes would have made it actually useful. I'm happy to pay extra if I can actually drive, but won't do it to be stuck behind a bus.
     
  9. zincwarrior

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    Just wait until there's a wreck on the HOV lane. Did they do Houston stupid and put barriers up on both sides where towing vehicles can't get on?
     
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  10. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    Yep, but it's those "soft" barriers you could drive through if you had to. It has a healthy sized shoulder so emergency vehicles could probably use that. If it weren't for all the debris on it, I would have used it to pass :laughing:
     


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