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NotJLB 07-10-2014 04:25 PM

One Less Curve on W 76 HWY
 
http://www.ky3.com/news/local/constr...48998_26887480

biscuitcreek 07-10-2014 05:09 PM

Significant construction will take place on 76 between the Highroad and 265 -- rock blasting to move the highway, etc. Hometown Radio says it will start on July 14th, KY3 says it will start July 21. Work is supposed to continue into December.

http://www.hometowndailynews.com/212...elocated_.html

Will make it challenging driving to and from SDC, Indian Point, and Branson West the rest of the year.

Kalt 07-10-2014 05:12 PM

Aww man, I really like that section. The only good news I can see coming out of this is that they're extending it to two lanes each direction which means no more bottlenecks right there.

NotJLB 07-10-2014 05:23 PM

I can tell tourists from locals if they brake on that curve.

:D

Crazy4Branson 07-10-2014 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by NotJLB (Post 835819)
I can tell tourists from locals if they brake on that curve.

:D

Yeah...... the locals don't bother to slow down; they just straddle the yellow line.....:duh:
Another reason for the large number of single car fatalities in this area....

perky4branson 07-10-2014 08:24 PM

Sounds like some more of the "Ozark Beauty" is going to disappear. They just keep taking out more and more trees. After awhile will it just be all "rocks" instead?? We've always come down to see the tress, flowers, etc. but they just keep disappearing as more building takes place. They used to build around them. Now it's "push them out" and move on. Too bad....
Perky4branson:(

MNtraveler 07-10-2014 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by perky4branson (Post 835837)
Sounds like some more of the "Ozark Beauty" is going to disappear. They just keep taking out more and more trees. After awhile will it just be all "rocks" instead?? We've always come down to see the tress, flowers, etc. but they just keep disappearing as more building takes place. They used to build around them. Now it's "push them out" and move on. Too bad....
Perky4branson:(

I hate seeing land cleared for new shopping centers and condo developments, but can put up with it for safer roads.

:) :)

NotJLB 07-11-2014 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Crazy4Branson (Post 835829)
Another reason for the large number of single car fatalities in this area....

How many are there?

Not to confuse straddling the center line with other driving issues, but most of the Ozark American accidents I hear about are from dropping a wheel off the right side and hitting a culvert, or overcorrecting.

Being cognizant of your observation, on those curves I favor the right side of my lane, and assume the natives will want part of my lane near the center line. It seems to be more sensible than having them hit me.

I am a dog-lover, and if they hit me with their pickup, no telling where their dog would wind up.

When my nephew did that, dropped a wheel off the right and hit a culvert, and then wrecked, DW said, "and at hospital they could not find one of his kidneys." I pictured folks out along the road looking for it.

:cool:

NotJLB 07-11-2014 07:05 AM

That's an exciting curve-ending to the "drag-strip" passing zone they put in for the Highroad area.

DalmatianDad 07-11-2014 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crazy4Branson (Post 835829)
Yeah...... the locals don't bother to slow down; they just straddle the yellow line.....:duh:
Another reason for the large number of single car fatalities in this area....

Quote:

Originally Posted by NotJLB (Post 835853)
How many are there?

Not to confuse straddling the center line with other driving issues, but most of the Ozark American accidents I hear about are from dropping a wheel off the right side and hitting a culvert, or overcorrecting.

Being cognizant of your observation, on those curves I favor the right side of my lane, and assume the natives will want part of my lane near the center line. It seems to be more sensible than having them hit me.

I am a dog-lover, and if they hit me with their pickup, no telling where their dog would wind up.

When my nephew did that, dropped a wheel off the right and hit a culvert, and then wrecked, DW said, "and at hospital they could not find one of his kidneys." I pictured folks out along the road looking for it.

:cool:

She didn't say crossovers are the primary reason for single car accidents, but they without a doubt plentiful, along with failure to use seatbelts and distracted driving.
Put them all together and you have brainless driver on curvy, narrow, shoulderless road, no seatbelt, texting, crosses center line and/or drops off road (or a combo of both)--Result??
Oh, I could add tailgating, speeding, vehicle with mechanical problems, alcohol, drugs, trees very close to the road, but we don't need all that overkill--just a few will git ur done.:duh::duh:

NotJLB 07-11-2014 07:28 AM

Yet another example of misquoting, or attributing something to me I did not say, or lazy reading, or whatever.
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Not to beat a dead horse, as we do so often, in order to make it deader, but comparable to inept Ozark American native driving is those who drive 45 regardless, and brake at every curve or crest, I guess assuming they do not intend to proceed until they get visual evidence that the road continues.

:cool:

Why is it that we beat a dead horse? Why not a dead camel, or elephant, or cottonmouth? I think it would make more sense to beat a dead cottonmouth.

LaJoe 07-11-2014 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by NotJLB (Post 835858)
Yet another example of misquoting, or attributing something to me I did not say, or lazy reading, or whatever.
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Not to beat a dead horse, as we do so often, in order to make it deader, but comparable to inept Ozark American native driving is those who drive 45 regardless, and brake at every curve or crest, I guess assuming they do not intend to proceed until they get visual evidence that the road continues.

:cool:

Why is it that we beat a dead horse? Why not a dead camel, or elephant, or cottonmouth? I think it would make sense to beat a dead cottonmouth.

Those people have been assigned to test your blood pressure.

NotJLB 07-11-2014 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by LaJoe (Post 835864)
Those people have been assigned to test your blood pressure.

I am normally close enough to them, and they have plenty of time to do it.

Which reminds me, if y'all don't have one of those blood pressure testing thingies sitting around your living room, you need to get one. They are great entertainment, for awhile.

Which for some reason reminds me of when our attorney retired because of a heart problem, and I wondered how that could possibly be. :cool:

quiet65 07-11-2014 12:24 PM

I almost got rear ended in forsyth when I was signaling to turn in somewhere.:eek:
I love driving the hills but some of the folks around here have a little bit of an issue in the brain dept.:duh:
I wonder how they would do on a city road:rolleyes:

DalmatianDad 07-11-2014 03:12 PM

At least one good thing about this project is that it will help unsnarl some of the SDC traffic. Now you get into 4 lanes over the bridge only to go down to 2 lanes which then goes back to 4 lanes at the light. Problem is, either way you end up funneled into one lane if you are going to SDC.:banghead::banghead:


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