How Department of Transportation decide to expand road?

The hwy I-275 and I-75 in Tampa was 3 lanes each way. After 3 years of constructions, they hwy do not have any additional lanes. What they did was fixing the shoulder lanes and resurface the roadway. I think they the hwy need at least 5 lanes each way. I drive 20 miles to work takes me 1hr 15 minutes. At downtown tampa, hwy I-275 has 2 lanes, hwy I-4 has 2 lanes, they merge together and become a 3 lanes. It takes you 15 minutes just to get pass this couple miles of merging. What the hhellll are they thinking? why they spent so much time and money just working on the shoulder lanes? Are they all stuuupiid iidioots woring for Florida Department of Transportations?

Asked By: TampaBay - 9/20/2006
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You need to think like a transportation planner -- you see, they have to determine YEARS in advance how the traffic will grow and change. First, a traffic study must occur. They measure the number of cars, the traffic patterns, and the alternative transportation methods out there. So, say they decide after a year-... More
Answered By: inspiredbyme - 9/21/2006
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Sometimes maintenance is what is needed. Expansion costs too much. Road surfaces can cost $1 million per mile. If they can improve the roadway and the traffic flow, it could cost less money and please the people. I just don't know if that is what happened.
Answered By: pukcipriavroc8v - 9/20/2006
Each state has high priority projects that receive funding ahead of any other projects... More
Answered By: Karpenisi_Ted - 9/20/2006
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