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Re: Florida
« Reply #2375 on: September 08, 2017, 11:36:15 PM »

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2376 on: September 09, 2017, 06:53:58 AM »

What do those white-on-blue "G UD" signs mean? I've seen them for 15-20 years, but never though much about them, and I only see them in Florida.

Here's an example - US 90 near Live Oak:


While I don't recall (if I ever knew in the first place) the meaning of "U" and "D", the "G" is, if I remember correctly, pointing to a barracks for the Florida Highway Patrol, Troop G.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2377 on: September 13, 2017, 01:54:03 PM »

I was just driving through both Brandon and Valrico and noticed the sprawl and heavy traffic along Highway 60 there.  It seems to me that it would take a lot to improve traffic flow along that route as too much commuter and retail traffic for the current highway to handle.  Along with many signalized intersections it could take over a half an hour to go from I-75 all the way to where the rural areas begin in eastern Hillsborough County.

With all the sprawl to the south of Brandon it would now be impossible to extend FL 618 to bypass both communities and the ROW is too well clogged to 10 lane the current roadway which would be needed to handle the current traffic that uses the state route.

I see a deadlock here or a stale mate as this is one situation where sprawl has really created a no win situation for drivers unless they double deck FL 60, which I am sure is not an option with FDOT or even the City of Brandon.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2378 on: September 14, 2017, 05:15:35 AM »

A segment of SR 12 that runs through Quincy has been relinquished to the city. Specifically the portion running from SR 269 to US 90 along E. King Street. Rather than gap the route, SR 12 now runs south down the entirety of SR 269/Quincy Bypass and co-signs with US 90/SR 10 until it hits its former routing. http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/Straight-linesOnlineGIS/blank.aspx?docId=106084
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2379 on: September 14, 2017, 08:17:26 PM »

We've occasionally discussed those really dark-tinted county road signs at this forum, and it appears as somewhere between dark blue and black.

It turns out, they're really...dark green.



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Re: Florida
« Reply #2380 on: September 14, 2017, 08:42:31 PM »

I was just driving through both Brandon and Valrico and noticed the sprawl and heavy traffic along Highway 60 there.  It seems to me that it would take a lot to improve traffic flow along that route as too much commuter and retail traffic for the current highway to handle.  Along with many signalized intersections it could take over a half an hour to go from I-75 all the way to where the rural areas begin in eastern Hillsborough County.

With all the sprawl to the south of Brandon it would now be impossible to extend FL 618 to bypass both communities and the ROW is too well clogged to 10 lane the current roadway which would be needed to handle the current traffic that uses the state route.

I see a deadlock here or a stale mate as this is one situation where sprawl has really created a no win situation for drivers unless they double deck FL 60, which I am sure is not an option with FDOT or even the City of Brandon.
FL 60 was awful back in 2002 when I moved away from Plant City. Too much retail for a major artery, but hardly alone in that regard. The best way to fix it would to be to extend the Crosstown Expressway (or LeeRoy Selmon, I'm not sure what its official name is anymore) east and then hook up with 60 somewhere outside of Brandon. Even as a toll road, though, I don't see it happening because I can't imagine where they would get the ROW.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2381 on: September 14, 2017, 09:52:08 PM »

A segment of SR 12 that runs through Quincy has been relinquished to the city. Specifically the portion running from SR 269 to US 90 along E. King Street. Rather than gap the route, SR 12 now runs south down the entirety of SR 269/Quincy Bypass and co-signs with US 90/SR 10 until it hits its former routing. http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/Straight-linesOnlineGIS/blank.aspx?docId=106084

Do you know if 269 will still stay posted with 12, or will it be decommissioned?

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2382 on: September 15, 2017, 05:19:08 AM »

A segment of SR 12 that runs through Quincy has been relinquished to the city. Specifically the portion running from SR 269 to US 90 along E. King Street. Rather than gap the route, SR 12 now runs south down the entirety of SR 269/Quincy Bypass and co-signs with US 90/SR 10 until it hits its former routing. http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/Straight-linesOnlineGIS/blank.aspx?docId=106084

Do you know if 269 will still stay posted with 12, or will it be decommissioned?

No, but I'll bet it stays. Seems when routes are re-routed and coincidentally co-sign another entire route they leave it be. SR 651 does this with US 19 Alt. / SR 595 in Tampa, and now SR 907 co-signs completely with US 1 / SR 5 in Miami.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2383 on: September 15, 2017, 10:53:05 AM »

What do those white-on-blue "G UD" signs mean? I've seen them for 15-20 years, but never though much about them, and I only see them in Florida.

Here's an example - US 90 near Live Oak:


While I don't recall (if I ever knew in the first place) the meaning of "U" and "D", the "G" is, if I remember correctly, pointing to a barracks for the Florida Highway Patrol, Troop G.

Definitely not associated solely with Florida Highway Patrol.

Florida Forestry Service appears to have these signs at some of their field office entrances or where a short road off a main highway leads to one.

Perry FL - https://goo.gl/maps/55ahQmASpL92

Here is one with only the G near Milton...

https://goo.gl/maps/VoyBsGsjq6S2
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