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Old 12-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #61
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Exemptions are granted all the time. The interchange on the Big Dig where the Central Artery meets the Mass Pike was very compressed.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:09 AM   #62
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Exemptions are granted all the time. The interchange on the Big Dig where the Central Artery meets the Mass Pike was very compressed.
True, but here there's probably already sufficient state-owned land to build a complete, modern interchange with little to no eminent domain taking. At the Pike/Expressway exchange you would've had to take and demolish chunks of the city.

That said I'm sure they could find a reasonable balance that'd provide safe ramps and climbing lanes and allow for plenty of developable land, particularly with most of the tolls gone.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #63
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Plus if you do that you only really need to maintain 1-2 manual toll booth in the right lanes on each side to handle any special cases where people either don't have transponders or there's some other reason requiring a cash toll.
Eliminate all manual tolling like they've done in other states and countries.
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