Traffic on the Bypass

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meteoag
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Not sure if this is the final design but in reviewing https://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot/get-involved/bry/SH6CentralBCS/051221-schematic-3.pdf it it appears that they will be building an additional bridge during the expansion. More can be found at https://www.txdot.gov/projects/hearings-meetings/bryan/archive/051221.html.
BluHorseShu
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halibut sinclair said:

I'm pretty sure it wasn't anywhere near like is is now before fall of 2021 when I started remote work.
Maybe...But it has gotten progressively worse as the cities expand. Just wait until they start construction on adding a 3rd lane to Hwy 6. If I had the option to WFH...I would just do that.
SARATOGA
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The data on the amount of ingress/egress points is valuable.....I didn't know (never bothered to count).

But if you're getting on the highway, STEP on it.

and if you're getting off the highway, don't brake until you are on the frontage road.

They've redun the entrances and exits a few times in my decades here.....but people not pressing the pedal entering the highway is half the problem. You need to be going 70 BEFORE you attempt to merge.
taxpreparer
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SARATOGA said:

The data on the amount of ingress/egress points is valuable.....I didn't know (never bothered to count).

But if you're getting on the highway, STEP on it.

and if you're getting off the highway, don't brake until you are on the frontage road.

They've redun the entrances and exits a few times in my decades here.....but people not pressing the pedal entering the highway is half the problem. You need to be going 70 BEFORE you attempt to merge.


No, you need to.match your speed to the traffic as you merge. It would be stupid to hit 70 a trying to merge southbound from University or Harvey Road at 5 in the afternoon.; when traffic is practically at a standstill.
Hornbeck
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Hey, maybe we can pass a "no trucks in left lane" like they have in big cities. That would definitely help some, IMHO.
doubledog
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Reduce the number of enter/exit ramps in both directions on 6. This will lower the number of "light skippers" (those that enter the highway to avoid a traffic light on the feeder road) and thus reduce overall traffic on 6.
Hornbeck
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That drives me nuts. When I'm headed north, elderly driver gets on at Fitch, going 40, killing the traffic flow, just to exit Rock Prairieā€¦
australopithecus robustus
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Not to worry it will improve when students fully leave in 8 days.

Truthfully I don't mind it too much. It's nothing compared to big cities and the traffic signifies growth and more robust commerce.
oklaunion
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and if you're getting off the highway, don't brake until you are on the frontage road.

Some of the exits aren't designed for that. Southbound Harvey exit in front of the old S&W is one that has seen numerous rollovers and spinouts due to the sharp turn after exiting. But, for the vast majority, you are correct.
Stucco
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doubledog said:

Reduce the number of enter/exit ramps in both directions on 6. This will lower the number of "light skippers" (those that enter the highway to avoid a traffic light on the feeder road) and thus reduce overall traffic on 6.
I must be missing something.

Isn't everyone on the freeway a "light skipper?" Isn't that the whole point of the freeway?

I think the problem is that 6 needs more lanes and people don't match the speed of traffic to merge. CSPD could you give us a hand here and pass out some warnings?
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They mean people who get on, merge, never speed up, slow down even more, take the next exit all just to avoid one light.
merrag01
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