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      If you had to double or triple check it was California proposing this idea you are not alone. The idea makes so much sense and frankly is so damn cool it will never make it. California is considering adding two lanes to the I5 or CA-99 that will be allowed to top 100 miles per hour.


      Why? Well, the high speed railway system proposed years ago is nothing more than a boondoggle. Over $100 billion wasted to this point and the state still does not have high speed rail.

      Adding two lanes with no speed restriction would not only be cheaper it would actually work.

      California state senator John Moorlach (R-Orange County) has introduced a bill to that state's legislature that would add lanes to both north- and southbound Interstate 5 and State Route 99 that would have no posted speed limit.

      SB319 does not itself state the specific stretches of road where the lanes would be added, but local reports indicate the lanes would run from Stockton to Bakersfield, a distance of approximately 240 miles via I-5 or 230 miles via CA-99.
      How about adding a couple lanes to Vegas too while you're at it?

      Car are safer than ever with more power than ever and you already have cars capable of reliable triple digit speed in your garage and if not plenty are for sale. Do we really need to waste another $100 billion before figuring out high speed lanes would do a world of good? Hasn't Germany already proven this?

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      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        This would be sooo awesome. Then I can finally get to Vegas in sub 3 hours. Click here to enlarge

        I also love stopping at Hodge road, take my 1911 and some targets to shoot in the middle of nowhere.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        3 hours Vegas? Try under 2.

        Racing planes would be fun...
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        3 hours Vegas? Try under 2.

        Racing planes would be fun...
        Ehhh, that would mean an average of 140mph. Not really doable for like 100 miles of it anyways.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        Ehhh, that would mean an average of 140mph. Not really doable for like 100 miles of it anyways.
        The fun would be trying Click here to enlarge
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Fun until the idiot making an ig live video while doing 130 causes a major pile up...
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        I could see a lot of industry from this. High Speed Toll/Pay lines requiring special vehicle inspections, special licenses all for fee's creating more jobs etc. Sign me up i'll pay for it all for no speed limit
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        You could for sure charge a nice toll fee for the ability to go 120 mph through the central valley.

        Its 240 miles from Bakersfield to Stockton....so that would be a 2 hour trip, pretty cool. Considering future cars will have full self driving this makes total sense to develop. It would make commuting (by car) to work up north actually do-able.

        Bakersfield is 113 miles from Downtown LA, so I would recommend they stretch the high speed lane all the way to Santa Clarita though to get closer to more people.