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.
They're very efficient. Live them!
Looks like a good idea.
More specifically, they were invented in San Antonio. But yeah they're pretty great!
Sweet! I knew I liked driving in SA
Too much wasted space devoted to the car. Blah.
You mean other parts of the country don't have these?!?
Exit ramp>then turn onto the on ramp. Kinda the same thing isn't it?
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.
This also keeps them out of oncoming traffic. Fewer in-intersection t-boning.
Driven on them many times. Very helpful. I also like how most of the interstates have frontage roads, most don't here
I agree. Those are two things I wish we had here.
They look good for just making a U Turn, but they might get kind of dicey if they're used near interchanges
I've never heard of it, nor seen one. But it looks efficient!
Access road Uturn lanes??
Why wouldn't they just drive up to the surface road && take a left then take another left?
It is a surface road. They just skip the intersection because they'd have to turn left twice.
Never heard that term, I may have seen it, I have driven in Texas. What's the purpose?
They're just called turnarounds in Texas. It's where you can cross under or over the highway without stopping.