For the third time this year, someone has taken out a chunk of the guardrail on the ramp from SH 288 North to US 59 South.
What’s amusing about this is that they keep hitting the guardrail on the *inside* of the curve, at the corner exit.
SH288N-59S is one of those mid-70’s Houston ramps where there’s a couple arcs of lesser curvature to smooth ramp entry and exit. I suspect people are drifting this ramp, and aren’t correcting early enough because the exit geometry doesn’t offer a clear visual reference point for when to adjust their steering.
This sort of horizontal alignment is a relic of the pencils-and-slide-rules era. Nowadays, you just punch the fillet button. My advice to the kids is to head to the ‘burbs, where highways are newer.