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BeachSt February 5th, 2014 10:16pm

Have you ever heard of a Texas turnaround? In comments, would you support the design in your state, and let's talk about how great they are.

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yorkie62
02/05/14 11:39 pm

They're very efficient. Live them!

dreamitliveit IDLH
02/05/14 6:25 pm

More specifically, they were invented in San Antonio. But yeah they're pretty great!

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/05/14 10:27 pm

Sweet! I knew I liked driving in SA

mherclif Ann Arbor, MI
02/05/14 6:07 pm

Too much wasted space devoted to the car. Blah.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
02/05/14 4:53 pm

You mean other parts of the country don't have these?!?

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timeout Boston Strong
02/05/14 4:35 pm

Exit ramp>then turn onto the on ramp. Kinda the same thing isn't it?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/05/14 4:52 pm

No. They're one way roads, so to get to, say, a gas station on the other side you'd have to make a u-turn. You have to make so many uturns that they just came up with this instead of making people wait at two left lights.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/05/14 4:53 pm

This also keeps them out of oncoming traffic. Fewer in-intersection t-boning.

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
02/05/14 4:25 pm

Driven on them many times. Very helpful. I also like how most of the interstates have frontage roads, most don't here

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kelsey498 Colorado
02/05/14 4:46 pm

I agree. Those are two things I wish we had here.

spicysteve M14D SBS
02/05/14 4:23 pm

They look good for just making a U Turn, but they might get kind of dicey if they're used near interchanges

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/05/14 3:39 pm

I've never heard of it, nor seen one. But it looks efficient!

PrinceBlake Bama Born
02/05/14 4:42 pm

Why wouldn't they just drive up to the surface road && take a left then take another left?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/05/14 4:51 pm

It is a surface road. They just skip the intersection because they'd have to turn left twice.

TomM
02/05/14 3:22 pm

Never heard that term, I may have seen it, I have driven in Texas. What's the purpose?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/05/14 3:28 pm

They're just called turnarounds in Texas. It's where you can cross under or over the highway without stopping.