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Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 16:04
by Josh
In this thread, I will show you how to make good interchanges and solve traffic.

Motorway to road interchanges

Diamond
Conventional, basic motorway-to-road connection.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Little
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Dumbbell
Halfway between a diamond and a roundabout interchange.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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Lilo
A junction with no bridges and not much choice if you're on the side road.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Little
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Roundabout
A sort of a Diamond Interchange. Mostly used in the United Kingdom
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Little
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Folded diamond
A half of a cloverleaf
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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Four ramp partial cloverleaf
A sort of a folded diamond.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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A9, Exit 4 (Netherlands)
An exit with a parallel road.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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A7, Exit 9 (Netherlands)
An uncompleted folded diamond.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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R1, Exit 1 (Belgium)
A mix of a diamond and a cloverleaf interchange.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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A1, Exit Centura Bucuresti (Romania)
I dunno what this is.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Middle
Land needed: Middle
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Three-way interchanges

Fork
One way on and one way off: a fork in the road.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Little
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A1, Exit 13 (France)
A interchange normally used for toll.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Middle
Land needed: Middle
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Triangle
Three levels of road, three roads connected, three ways to build it.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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Trumpet
The simplest free-flowing three-way connector.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Cheap
Land needed: Middle
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A15, Exit 12 (Netherlands)
A difficult interchange to make a road go over the water.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Middle
Land needed: Little
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The Hellegatsplein Interchange (Netherlands)
An Intersection.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Middle
Land needed: Little
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Four-way interchanges


Cloverleaf
Four symmetrical loops — it's impossible to miss one.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Middle
Land needed: Middle
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The Everdingen Interchange (Netherlands)
A interchange used for special directions.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Little
Land needed: Middle
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A4 - A2 Interchange (Macedonia)
A Macedonian interchange.
Traffic: Little - Middle
Price: Middle
Land needed: Middle
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R-8 - R-9 Interchange (Phillipines)
A small interchange for a small amount of space.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Small
Land needed: Small
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Partially Unrolled Cloverleaf
A clever improvement on the cloverleaf.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Middle
Land needed: Lots
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A1 - A29 Interchange (France)
A interchange normally used for toll. Can handle lots of traffic.
Traffic: Little - Heavy
Price: Lots
Land needed: Middle
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If the traffic is still stuck, you might try using parallel lanes. For example:
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The middle lane is for going straight, the parallel lanes for going other directions.

Tips & Tricks
Don't use too many curves,
Don't use interchanges too close to each other,
Try building new highways,
Don't use too many roads.

For now have fun with the interchanges!

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 16:41
by KINGTUT10101
I think you meant for this to be in the Tips and Tricks section lol. This section is for plug-in tutorials. Nice tutorial though.

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 16:43
by Josh
Now I realise this is only for plug ins lol :lol: Can someone move this to tips & tricks

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 17:01
by Josh
Added some interchanges

Suggest interchanges!

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 17:20
by Josh
Do you guys want a building video?

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 17:49
by A guy from Malaysia
jospiekar wrote:Do you guys want a building video?
I want :D

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 18:15
by CommanderABab
Image<moved>

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 20:29
by Josh
Added some new interchanhes

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:34
by Josh
I don't have much time but I will try :)

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:38
by A guy from Malaysia
This is how Malaysia Interchanges look like
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I will make it later

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:25
by Josh
Yes, thats the trumpet

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:37
by Brody Craft
Cloverleaf Intersection is going to be very hard to make

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 17:51
by Mg3094066
Brody Craft wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:37
Cloverleaf Intersection is going to be very hard to make
It's not difficult at all, I just did it and it only lasts 1:30 minutes
Price: Médium
Traffic level: Very light
Complexity: Medium
Land required: a little high

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:51
by Brody Craft
A cloverleaf intersection in jakarta was Freaking busy :lol:

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 23:19
by CommanderABab
This interchange actually works quite well:
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Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:14
by Josh
The one commander uses works well!

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 18:42
by Josh
It is diamond interchange. It is good, but you can make it even smaller

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 18:54
by CommanderABab
AxelBrod wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 17:19
Josh wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:14
The one commander uses works well!
I don't understand it very well.
Could you explain it to me?

Highway in grey with bridges has two directional green ramps attaching to both sides of the alley in dark blue. You can just use expressway for the greenroad also.

From the highway bridge on top, a car would turn right, reach the bottom, turn left to turn left and go under the bridge or (see alley second chance up) turn around or turn right to turn left to turn right .

From the alley (first chance) a car would turn left to turn right and up then turn right or straight to turn left to turn around.

From the alley (second chance) a car would turn left to turn right and up then turn right to turn left or straight to turn left to turn around.

Bold indicates final or in case of a highway turnaround, another trip through.

Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 19:21
by Josh
Just by simply doing this:
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Re: Interchanges Tutorial

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 19:44
by CommanderABab
Josh wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 19:21
Just by simply doing this:
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That doesn't fit in the size given.