Georgia continues to switch to new sign standards

Disappearing from Georgia roads are the signs with the narrow width Highway Gothic series D font and the exit numbers posted above a horizontal rule. These age old standards are going by the wayside as signs with larger Highway Gothic Series EM and external exit tabs are added. Some freeways appear to be resigned whole [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:48+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Georgia, Interstate Highways, United States|0 Comments

WV-OH-KY Trip – Day 6 (Columbia, SC to Montgomery, AL)

Started the final day of the trip in Cayce, South Carolina. Began by poking around downtown Columbia briefly before heading west to Saluda, SC and Athens, GA. Ended up back in Atlanta and took Interstate 20 west to Birmingham and then south on I-65. Counter-intuitive shield assembly posted for South Carolina 12 along [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:20:21+00:00 October 7th, 2010|Alabama, Georgia, Interstate Highways, South Carolina, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

WV-OH-KY Trip – Day 1 (Dothan, AL through Canton, GA)

Road news and notes from the first day of a six-day drive from the Gulf Coast to Cleveland and back. Traveling the Ross Clark Circle around Dothan, pictured here is the approach of the U.S. 84 west and U.S. 431 northbound split. The city of Dothan has sought a freeway for years, [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:20:25+00:00 October 5th, 2010|Alabama, Georgia, Interstate Highways, U. S. Highways|1 Comment

The Mystery of Georgia’s Business Loops

Georgia was the one of a few southeastern states to openly embrace the concept of using Interstate Business Loops in the early days. North Carolina had its loops through Lexington, Fayetteville, and Rocky Mount, before the urban freeway loops of Winston-Salem and Greensboro (of which Business Loop I-40 was recently decommissioned) joined the list. Those [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:21:03+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Georgia, Interstate Highways|2 Comments

Interstate 95 Growing Pains

Today's thoughts involve reflections on the Interstate 95 corridor between Florida and the northeast U.S. The reviled freeway in some cases, Interstate 95 suffers from overrunning by travelers headed to/from Florida, a number that increases significantly every year. Respective DOT's are trying to keep up with growth with various expansion and interchange projects throughout the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:22:10+00:00 January 7th, 2007|D.C., Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia|1 Comment

Carolina Roadtrip Day 1 (Gainesville, FL to Summerville, SC)

The journey northward took place on a warm November day interspersed with blue and milky skies. We opted for a non-Interstate routing from High Springs northward through Lake City, Homerville, Jessup, and Hinesville, Georgia. That allowed us to see some new roadways, garner a few more counties (we do that obsessive thing too!), and check [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:22:13+00:00 December 7th, 2006|Florida, Georgia, South Carolina|0 Comments

Carolina Roadtrip Day 4 (Summerville, SC to Ocala, FL)

I'm starting this roadtrip summary on day 4, as I have yet to retrieve the photos for Days 1 through 3 from Justin's laptop. Rather then wait on that, I will just start from the back ala the Washington Trip reports, and focus on the drive from South Carolina back to Florida. The trip overall involved [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:22:14+00:00 November 19th, 2006|Florida, Georgia, South Carolina|0 Comments
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