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--- Quote from: Steve on December 22, 2013, 09:54:57 PM ---Ignore Steve G's answers.

1. X is for eXchange, it was built for the train station. 15AE was another possibility. (15A, for some reason, wasn't.)

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I've never heard X was for eXchange.  I've heard 15EX to maintain the E for Easterly, which is why the giant space exists between the exit number and the distance on the guide signs.  But as this tidbit confirms, the X was for a criss-cross made up by a politically appointed Executive Director lawyer-type whom must have thought that he had a background in transportation.

They could've given it "Exit15FrankLautenburg" for the money he sucked from the state (and country) for his pet projects, including that transfer station.  Part of the project was a high-rise office building over the station that never got built.


--- Quote from: Don'tKnowYet on December 27, 2013, 04:33:14 PM ---

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--- Quote ---"No one can identify any other roads with an X in the exit number. None at all," said Travis Johnson, information services manager at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, whose members include 119 toll agencies from around the world. "You see things like exit 35A, but X is rare, if entirely unknown."
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Hell, within his own club of toll agencies he can talk to Florida's Turnpike Authority for a counterexample.


--- Quote from: bzakharin on December 27, 2013, 02:35:21 PM ---I always figured the X in 15X was the next letter after W. If they ever build another exit in that area and call it 15Y, I wouldn't be surprised. 15A would be really weird. Are there any places on any freeway where they needed to add another exit after E and W or N and S pairs? If so, what was it numbered?

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New York has used A in places like the Meadowbrook (M3AW, M3AE, just to be awesome).


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