The Latham SPUI now has its own website

Latham Northway exit 6 SPUI rendering

Coming to Latham in 2010.

The Latham SPUI cannot be contained. The interchange project now has its own web site, complete with a news section, historical timeline and research documents. The url: exit6.org.

The most interesting part of the site is probably the "visualizations" section. It has a bunch of images depicting how the interchange will eventually look -- and it even has what looks like traffic simulation videos (we couldn't get those to load, though).

And you know what? We think we now know everything we'll ever need to know about SPUIs.

Earlier on AOA:
+ It's pronounced "spoo-ee"
+ Talkin' about SPUIs

image: NYSDOT

Comments

Re: the recent SPUI-fication of AOA: I had no idea anyone else had the same fascination with this stuff. I'm looking forward to these traffic stimulation, er, simulation videos. Every time I'm stopped at a perfectly-timed red light that has been upgraded from a bulb to a cluster of LEDs, I going into a daze, dreaming of a day when the Capital Region is covered by a light rail system (a boy can dream, can he not?).

At the risk of sounding like the crackpot that I am...

What the heck!!! Why do American traffic engineers keep building things with traffic lights!?!?! Is is some secret traffic light company lobbyist cabal? Are they just Out To Get Us? or is it just Big Oil Again?

Once again...A big old traffic circle would do the same thing, you don't have to stop if there is no traffic coming, you save gas, and it's generally *safer*...

Hey, how did all these soap boxes get here?

I am so sick of this SPUI talk. You hear me Greg? I swear, if the day comes where I correctly use this thing, the nightly news would make it their top story, and the US Post Office would release a special commemorative stamp.

Phooey.

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