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 on: Today at 11:25:14 PM 
Started by Zaphod - Last post by MNHighwayMan
I'd be really interested to see a design document that lays out the supposed shape of the state outline. The only thing the MnDOT Standard Signs Manual specifies about it is its height (5" tall on a 24" shield) and its vertical spacing from both the blue field and the top edge of the sign (½ inch in both cases.)

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 on: Today at 11:14:23 PM 
Started by TheArkansasRoadgeek - Last post by Beltway
Get yourself a little window unit (about 5,000 BTU) to run in your bedroom. It will significantly save your summer electric bill.
Ditto this. They aren't terribly expensive.

Indeed, they are about $100 at Lowe's.  Given the high age of my central system I got one simply to reduce the load in hot weather.  It will cool more than just a bedroom.  Modern ones can safely run 24/7 for days at a time.  They are also fairly quiet.


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 on: Today at 10:59:25 PM 
Started by un1 - Last post by AsphaltPlanet
I had to drive north today, so I took a look at the construction along Hwy 69 between Parry Sound and Sudbury.  Work is progressing nicely on the new Pickerel River Bridge that will carry the future Highway 69/400 over the river.  There isn't much to see at the French River bridge further north as of yet.  I did take a bunch more photos of this bridge, and the construction in general, so if I get a chance over the next few days, I might post a few more images:


http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_60-69_images/69N_structure_Pickeral_west_May18_24x16.jpg

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 on: Today at 10:54:43 PM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by ErmineNotyours
In Yakima, Washington is an irrigation canal that runs right through residential neighborhoods.  I'm sure the city uses any old piece of metal to make baffles in front of intake pipes, though this one looks like its directing traffic on the canal.

Sign directing canal traffic? by Arthur Allen, on Flickr

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 on: Today at 10:52:10 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by cl94
18" numerals are now standard in New York as part of the 2009 MUTCD adoption. Just took a few years for NYSDOT to a) incorporate them and b) get a decent amount of them posted.

Hey, at least they aren't doing Series B for 3DIs like Ohio did for a while. Now THOSE are butt-f'ing ugly. Many of those on BGSes replaced button copy shields, too.

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 on: Today at 10:46:29 PM 
Started by bugo - Last post by fillup420
The same thing happened to all of the US 15 shields. The entirety of US 15 is now shield-less and labeled as "US Hwy 15/501". In most of North Carolina, that is correct, but GM put that designation along the entire route of US 15. I have submitted a correction.

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 on: Today at 10:39:37 PM 
Started by abefroman329 - Last post by abefroman329
Metallica’s cover is good. So is their version of Whiskey in the Jar. And they do a pretty good cover of Tuesday’s Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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 on: Today at 10:36:57 PM 
Started by bugo - Last post by WashuOtaku
Rule 2) Google Maps makes mistakes, don't have blind faith to it.

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 on: Today at 10:33:07 PM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by ErmineNotyours
Someone mentioned this sign in another thread, but I can't find that mention.  When I try to search "Renton" here I get all the mentions of "Trenton" too.  This sign has since been removed, leaving just the overhead support.  This is at the east end of SR 900 in Renton, Washington, right before it turns in to a one-way couplet of congested downtown.

SR 900 Jct. with SR 167, Renton, Washington by Arthur Allen, on Flickr

This picture was taken on April 27, 2007.  This was the day my 1996 Ford Escort, my first car, bought in 1998, died in traffic on the way to a trip across the state.  I had it towed luckily only about eight miles back to the shop near my home.  Later in the day the mechanic would declare it totaled, and said all Ford Escorts die like this.  I kept a look out for similar model Escorts in the future, and jealously saw a few of them poking along in traffic.  Instead of saving up money for a new car, I would blow the money once a month on a rented Flexcar to drive somewhere.  By November I got beat up on a bus ride home from work late Saturday night, and begged my step-dad to cosign a car loan.  Instead he gave me his 2002 Ford Focus station wagon and bought a new car a little sooner than he would have wanted.

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 on: Today at 10:17:43 PM 
Started by jp the roadgeek - Last post by KEVIN_224
It sounds like somebody at Conn-DOT is being cheap, lazy or both! There's a stretch of I-84/US 6 in West Hartford where one sees a couple of state "6" shields . Clearly they are "9" shields upside down, with the northern end of CT 9 being a couple miles or less to the west. (CT doesn't have a state route 6 at all!)


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