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Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« on: June 07, 2009, 05:24:02 PM »

Hey All!

I have some questions I have on the Mass Pike.

1) I hear they are removing the toll booths except at the I-84 exit, the NY/MA state line, and any west of I-95/MA 128. Does this mean they are going to remove any of the Turnpike signs with the pilgrim hat on them?

2) This requards back to the old old Mass Pike logo with the pilgrim hat with the arrow running through the middle. Does anyone know if there are any left in exsistance in the wild? If so, I'd like to go find it and take a shot of it.

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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 05:46:28 PM »

To answer number 2, I think there are some still around, most likely on old BGS's.  There might be a couple on the shield assemblies, but I don't know exactly.
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 07:39:14 PM »

To answer number 2, I think there are some still around, most likely on old BGS's.  There might be a couple on the shield assemblies, but I don't know exactly.
No, none left with the arrow in the hat.  Last one in Springfield is gone.

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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 07:41:04 PM »

Hey All!

I have some questions I have on the Mass Pike.

1) I hear they are removing the toll booths except at the I-84 exit, the NY/MA state line, and any west of I-95/MA 128. Does this mean they are going to remove any of the Turnpike signs with the pilgrim hat on them?

Far from decided that's what's going to happen.  Patrick wants to but it's not signed yet.  I would think because Masspike runs the whole thing that you'd still see your pilgrim hats.  The little green trailblazers will continue to exist wherever they do, as no one ever gets around to taking them down.

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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 08:12:57 PM »

would be nice to randomly find one.  I did find that 18" wood I-495 a few years back after they were all thought to be gone!
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 02:21:19 PM »

Mass. Turnpike Authority is threatening a 60% toll hike to make up deficit caused by paying for untolled "Big Dig" segments.

Mass Turnpike tells state: show us $100m/year or tolls go up by 60%
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 03:42:18 PM »

would be nice to randomly find one.  I did find that 18" wood I-495 a few years back after they were all thought to be gone!

Where did you find that??
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2009, 03:48:41 PM »

exactly where it is posted ;)
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 04:45:36 PM »

Its a fair distance off the beaten path...

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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2009, 09:49:50 PM »

The 495?  I can give exact directions to anyone interested.  If you're going to Massachusetts, which I doubt, then I'll tell you...

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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2009, 10:43:45 PM »

exactly where it is posted ;)

We're not going to steal it.
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2009, 11:30:50 PM »

why no. no you are not.
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2009, 10:33:42 PM »

Mass. Turnpike Authority is threatening a 60% toll hike to make up deficit caused by paying for untolled "Big Dig" segments.

Mass Turnpike tells state: show us $100m/year or tolls go up by 60%


The Governor blinked.  The state sales tax in MA will go up from 5% to 6.25% and the MassPike will rescind its $100 million/year toll hike that was scheduled to go into effect on July 1st.

Massachusetts Turnpike rescinds toll hike after Governor says he'll sign $100m/year bailout
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 11:55:20 AM »

But a restraining order could lead to some road closures on the toll money being used for the Big Dig lawsuit  http://wbztv.com/local/mass.pike.hearing.2.1117078.html
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Re: Massachusetts Turnpike Questions
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2009, 10:16:15 PM »

Okay, so you can't pay off the huge debt of constructing the highway. So is closing it like the contractor reposessing it, then or something?  :pan:

Sounds like an attention-grabbing idle threat to me. The courts will just issue another restraining order making them keep the highway open. :spin:
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