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Revert I-35 Feeder Roads back to 3 Through Lanes

Originally I-35 Feeder Roads had 3 through lanes. At some point, this was changed to 2 Through Lanes, and a Dedicated Left Turn Lane.

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Has anyone been living in Austin long enough to remember when the feeder lanes had 3 through lanes? Now that there are only 2 through lanes, the traffic backs up so much that it takes 2 to 3 changes of the light to traverse the intersections. Simply reverting back to the original engineering design with 3 through lanes would reduce the queue lengths by more than 33%. I've taken video of the feeder lanes and notice that the dedicated turn lanes are highly underutilized, while the other 2 lanes back up for a quarter mile.


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