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 on: Today at 01:40:40 PM 
Started by silverback1065 - Last post by cl94
I-278 might be the only Interstate with 2 truck bans in the same city. There's also one in Brooklyn as the Promenade has a 12 foot height restriction.

 on: Today at 01:38:58 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by MASTERNC

New FYA signal in Pennsylvania, this one at the US 422/Ramona Road intersection near Myerstown. The picture turned out surprisingly well despite me only just barely pulling out my phone to get it after seeing it. (I wasn't driving.)

Was wondering when we'd start to see more than the 2 or 3 we know have been installed in the state (plus one in the York area forthcoming).

 on: Today at 01:31:02 PM 
Started by freebrickproductions - Last post by cl94
Does I-670 in Columbus, OH near I-71 count?

Google Maps shows 2 different 2-way segments as I-670, but I have no idea if it is actually signed as such in the Buckeye State Capitol


I-670 is a strange case. As signed, WB uses the north side and SB uses the south side. It is impossible for through WB traffic to use the south side and for through EB traffic to use the north side. Functionally, it's just a wide median through the I-71 interchange. As far as "why?", I-670 east of I-71 opened 30 years after everything else and the north leg was a railroad yard.

Per the straight line diagrams, I-670 is the south leg, so WB technically has a discontinuity. The north leg is a long ramp per SLDs. Only way to get on the EB side of the north leg is to enter at US 23 NB or the convention center, south leg is accessed from I-71 NB and SR 3.

 on: Today at 01:29:17 PM 
Started by Lanturnlord - Last post by renegade
I sure would ...  :awesomeface:

 on: Today at 01:27:04 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by J N Winkler
This is a bit meta, but I have just updated my NYSDOT construction plan downloader to take account of bid opening dates so that it marks down D-numbers for skipping after their bid opening dates have passed.

When I coded the original version of the downloader in 2013, soon after NYSDOT started systematically uploading plans and proposals to the Web, I didn't bother to block out past projects because at that time it was not clear whether NYSDOT would try to retain them online (as, e.g., Caltrans, Illinois DOT, and PennDOT do), or would simply sweep them off the Web once enough time had passed since bids were opened.  Up until about 2015 or so, NYSDOT did remove old projects, but as I write there is now what appears to be a complete archive of advertised projects back to April 2015.

As NYSDOT has added projects over the past couple of years, the time required to obtain a complete listing of documents for each project has increased, especially in the past few months.  At the end of 2015, it took 11 minutes to obtain all URLs for approximately 225 projects.  At the end of 2016, it took 24 minutes to obtain all URLs for approximately 483 projects.  The last run before script revision, a week ago tomorrow, took 2 hours 10 minutes to obtain all URLs for approximately 677 projects.  This is hockey-stick progression from about 3 seconds per project in 2015 and 2016 to approximately 12 seconds per project now.

I cannot completely eliminate causes local to me such as network congestion or memory leaks (possibly due to software bugs) that slow down findstr, which the script runs to extract URLs and block out old URLs from a given D-number listing before moving on to the next listing.  Nevertheless, it would not surprise me if NYSDOT's online plans and proposals have reached a breakout point in popularity (!), with consequent load on NYSDOT's servers.  The new script should zero in on just the ten or twenty projects that NYSDOT has under advertisement at any given time, and thus finish much more quickly while further limiting server load to downloading of fresh documents.

 on: Today at 01:25:47 PM 
Started by TheArkansasRoadgeek - Last post by ColossalBlocks
I'm the one that pays the server bill, domain registration, etc. The ad revenue covers it fortunately.
I don't care about hot chinese ladies in my area.

They probably don't care about you either.


 on: Today at 01:23:17 PM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by 7/8
In Guelph:

Speedvale Ave between CR 32 and Elmira Rd is 60 km/h despite the fact that this segment is still undeveloped and has good shoulders. It should drop to 60 east of Elmira (or even be 70 in the city...)

In Cambridge:

Middle Block Rd between Fountain St (RR 17) and Speedsville Rd is 50 km/h, despite being a rural road with only a few houses. I suspect the homeowners complained about increased through-traffic since the Fairway Rd bridge opened.

In the Township of Woolwich:

There are two curves on Chilligo Rd between Lerch Rd and Woolwich-Guelph Townline. Both are signed as recommended 40 km/h, but one you can safely do 70, while the other truly requires you to go 40. If you're heading north and you're unfamiliar with the road, the first curve could give you a false impression of how slow to take the second curve.

 on: Today at 01:18:34 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by Roadsguy

New FYA signal in Pennsylvania, this one at the US 422/Ramona Road intersection near Myerstown. The picture turned out surprisingly well despite me only just barely pulling out my phone to get it after seeing it. (I wasn't driving.)

 on: Today at 01:18:31 PM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by jbnv
The NFL shouldn't grow beyond 32 teams unless some sort of promotion-relegation system goes into place. There's a perfect number of divisions and teams per division. It's balanced.

 on: Today at 01:12:53 PM 
Started by I-39 - Last post by bing101

The Golden State Warriors find itself in a political fiasco with Donald Trump.

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