April 23, 2009

Am I strange to come up with fantasy freeways?

I'm sure some people would think so. For one, it'd be anathema to the anti-freeway types. Some people think it's strange that my hobby involves roads and highways to begin with. Then there's the realist in me that wonders just how I can come up with roads that wouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell of being built.

It's gotta be the roadgeek in me...thinking of the "what if" scenario. Upgrades of existing congested highways, freeways that were proposed at one point then subsequently cancelled, completely pie-in-the-sky proposals, etc etc. "Boy, it'd be great if this road existed!"

So with that, I've revised/re-created a Fantasy MN 3. Updated the exit list graphics, added a map of the routing, and included a detailed route log...items I'm trying to introduce as "standard".

Definately some nice-to-haves...especially 4 lanes, a bypass of Rosemount, and a direct connection to US 52. Do I think it has a chance? Not at all. But that's the novelty of it, I guess...

3 comments:

Daniel M. Laenker said...

It's not that wacky. I've had designs for a highly unlikely Virginia Turnpike for a while now.

I'd like to know what GIS software you were using for that, tho.

Froggie said...

ArcInfo 9.1

Same one I used for my recent 295/South Capitol/Malcolm X interchange redo

Douglas A. Willinger said...

You got to do one for Washington, D.C.!