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Offline rickmastfan67

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WY: I-80 exit issues
« on: January 19, 2023, 08:16:51 am »
106 -> 107 (also effects US-30)
154 -> *154 (closed 2011 per wikipedia)
166 -> *166 (closed 2010 per wikipedia)
168 -> *168 (closed 2010 per wikipedia)

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Re: WY: I-80 exit issues
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2023, 04:02:08 pm »
So I looked at those, and my first thought was "Wait why are those points there?". Then I looked at street view from '09, and lo and behold there were exits! Whoever at WyDOT thought multiple exits every two miles in the Red Desert was a good idea drunk too much whiskey the night before. I'll get these out the next time I do a highway data update.
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Re: WY: I-80 exit issues
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2023, 05:16:23 pm »
I recall a few exits like this from my 2005 trip.  I surmised that they existed due to lack of access from a local road grid (since I-80 in that area largely subsumed US 30's former alignment).  Some aerial imagery (plus GMSV) suggests the eastbound ramps at 166 and 168 were taken out by 2009 though.

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Re: WY: I-80 exit issues
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2023, 05:25:54 pm »
But if the infrastructure is already there, why not just leave it?
It's not like.. is there an overpass getting removed?
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Re: WY: I-80 exit issues
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2023, 07:09:25 pm »
On Google Streetview, were the removed exits basically RIROs?
Blurry 25 year old photo of exit 154, WB I-80.

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Re: WY: I-80 exit issues
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2023, 07:36:12 pm »
But if the infrastructure is already there, why not just leave it?
It's not like.. is there an overpass getting removed?

My guess is WYDOT decided the reason for the exits no longer existed so removing them saved on maintenance costs.

On Google Streetview, were the removed exits basically RIROs?

No, they were full diamond interchanges, with two examples basically having 1-lane underpasses underneath I-80.