- Mar 27, 2012
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All the street car lines all got magically deleted somehow. but the station markers are still there
It's a pain. Coming from the South on 24, you have to merge onto Route 195, get up to speed, cross three lanes, slow down,and exit left all in about 1/4 mile.Any planets to de-tangle that interchange between 24/195? Something about it just bothers me.
I actually heard a representative from SRPEDD recently discuss this very same thing as a problem that will get addressed in the near future...matter of fact, part of the new transportation bill that Gov Patrick recently proposed had this as a problem area to get fixed...It's a pain. Coming from the South on 24, you have to merge onto Route 195, get up to speed, cross three lanes, slow down,and exit left all in about 1/4 mile.
Unfortunately, I don't know of any plans to fix it.
The "cheap" solution would be to move the ramp from 195 East to 24 North to the right side of 195 so it's not a left exit. This could be done easily with an overpass connecting to the existing ramp across the highway. The land necessary for that type of project is already clear (or surface parking).
In order to configure it so that drivers on 24 don't have to briefly get on 195, you'd need major re-routing and I don't think it's possible given the nature of the topography. If it is, it'd certainly be expensive.
Mass DOT has started on demolishing Rte 79 to open up the waterfront.Any large projections being proposed or underway in Fall River?