1 Branson. com MO Forum
   

Welcome to 1 Branson. com

Go Back   1Branson.com > Branson Vacation Information & More > Branson Missouri Other

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
NotJLB
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 0
One Less Curve on W 76 HWY

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/constr...48998_26887480
NotJLB is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
biscuitcreek
Super Ultra Member
 
biscuitcreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Arkansas Ozarks
Posts: 15,006
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.
biscuitcreek is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 06:12 PM   #3
Kalt
The Cold One
 
Kalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The Ozarks
Posts: 491
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.
Kalt is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
perky4branson
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Iowa
Posts: 85
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
perky4branson is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 12:32 AM   #5
MNtraveler
Super Ultra Member
 
MNtraveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Nixa, Missouri
Posts: 12,726
Quote:
Originally Posted by perky4branson View Post
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.

__________________

Good Times in Branson
MNtraveler is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 08:16 AM   #6
DalmatianDad
aka - DD
 
DalmatianDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Ozarks
Posts: 12,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy4Branson View Post
Yeah...... the locals don't bother to slow down; they just straddle the yellow line.....
Another reason for the large number of single car fatalities in this area....
Quote:
Originally Posted by NotJLB View Post
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.

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.
__________________
.
.

You are entirely up to you.
DalmatianDad is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 01:24 PM   #7
quiet65
Super Ultra Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,173
I almost got rear ended in forsyth when I was signaling to turn in somewhere.
I love driving the hills but some of the folks around here have a little bit of an issue in the brain dept.
I wonder how they would do on a city road
quiet65 is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 04:12 PM   #8
DalmatianDad
aka - DD
 
DalmatianDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Ozarks
Posts: 12,975
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.
__________________
.
.

You are entirely up to you.
DalmatianDad is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 04:41 PM   #9
OkieAnon
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by DalmatianDad View Post
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.
and there's always those idiots that think they are smarter than everyone else and rather than sit in the slower moving lane they'll get in the outside lane at the bridge to find it suddenly ends... or going to SDC to find out that .... Hey I can't turn into SDC from this lane, someone please let me in.
OkieAnon is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #10
rjw1991A1
Super Ultra Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: On the "Ridge" outside the Lou
Posts: 10,513
Quote:
Originally Posted by OkieAnon View Post
and there's always those idiots that think they are smarter than everyone else and rather than sit in the slower moving lane they'll get in the outside lane at the bridge to find it suddenly ends... or going to SDC to find out that .... Hey I can't turn into SDC from this lane, someone please let me in.
They don't suddenly find out anything! They know exactly What they are doing. They are more important than others, and must be first. Or at least ahead of the people they cut off to get back in the lane that doesn't end.
__________________
Voted Branson's Best Trout Fisherman
rjw1991A1 is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:08 PM   #11
Crazy4Branson
Super Ultra Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by OkieAnon View Post
and there's always those idiots that think they are smarter than everyone else and rather than sit in the slower moving lane they'll get in the outside lane at the bridge to find it suddenly ends... or going to SDC to find out that .... Hey I can't turn into SDC from this lane, someone please let me in.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjw1991A1 View Post
They don't suddenly find out anything! They know exactly What they are doing. They are more important than others, and must be first. Or at least ahead of the people they cut off to get back in the lane that doesn't end.
I see fools pull this stunt on The Strip.... They pull out of the line of traffic, roar up the "turning/emergency lane" for a few 100 yards, then try to worm their way back into the line of traffic...
Usually some city dude in a new shiny extended cab Escalade or Suburban..
Crazy4Branson is offline  
Old 07-12-2014, 08:57 AM   #12
OkieAnon
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjw1991A1 View Post
They don't suddenly find out anything! They know exactly What they are doing. They are more important than others, and must be first. Or at least ahead of the people they cut off to get back in the lane that doesn't end.
I know, I was being sarcastic. I always laugh when one attempts this and then nobody will let them in, figure serves them right.
OkieAnon is offline  
Old 07-12-2014, 09:31 AM   #13
OkieAnon
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,270
I remember reading a few years ago there was a news story that SDC was planning to connect or add to their parking by expanding east and having an entrance to the road that goes to the dam, 265 isn't it.. somewhere in the area of the Wilderness campgrounds.

at the time it sounded like this was a sure thing, never heard a word about it since.
OkieAnon is offline  
Old 07-16-2014, 09:18 AM   #14
biscuitcreek
Super Ultra Member
 
biscuitcreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Arkansas Ozarks
Posts: 15,006
KY3 has a few more details. Project does start 7/21 and most of the work is supposed to be done at night. That will really make it challenging traveling to and from SDC for Old Time Christmas in November and December.

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/branso...48998_26972690
biscuitcreek is offline  
Old 07-16-2014, 10:31 AM   #15
Crazy4Branson
Super Ultra Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,224
Appears to me, that this multi-million dollar project, done with taxpayers' money is being done mostly for the benefit of SDC's customers & owners.....

If SDC was not in that location, there would be no need to turn 76 into a 4-lane super slab..... jmo
Crazy4Branson is offline  


 

Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone have a Blackberry Curve 8520? dr.joyce Just for Chit Chat 0 07-13-2010 01:14 PM
Blackberry Curve ourocks4ever40 Just for Chit Chat 4 06-22-2008 03:29 PM
Denture Saga: The learning curve... Professor Piper Just for Chit Chat 4 05-25-2007 05:19 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:22 PM.


--