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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2425 on: July 14, 2021, 02:26:02 PM »

Now if they can repave the lanes because it can be incredibly confusing to drive on in certain conditions...

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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2426 on: July 14, 2021, 08:41:31 PM »

Also, and this is a tiny nitpick that makes no difference whatsoever, I thought the NYSDOT standard was no border on the bottom edge of the exit number panel.
I believe the cashless tolling contract was design-build, so neither NYSDOT nor NYSTA would have designed the signs.
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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2427 on: July 14, 2021, 09:57:17 PM »

Decent looks signs, though the "1/4 MILE" on the pull thru gets my attention, technically you're still on 90 EAST at that point and the 1/4 MILE is redundant.

Also, don't forget at this point, you're technically on I-90 East  *AND*  I-87 North.  But I get what you're saying.... I-87 North exits from itself, while I-90 East takes the thru lanes, hence why the "1/4 MILE" seems redundant. 
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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2428 on: July 14, 2021, 10:32:00 PM »

Got this one tonight on my way home, approaching from I-90 WB.  Unfortunately backlit and with road spray from the storm that had just moved through (and later flooded parts of Rensselear County).

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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2429 on: July 15, 2021, 02:18:42 PM »

Got this one tonight on my way home, approaching from I-90 WB.  Unfortunately backlit and with road spray from the storm that had just moved through (and later flooded parts of Rensselear County).



Interesting that they're not using Thruway shields here.
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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2430 on: July 15, 2021, 04:30:57 PM »

Surprising they would bother putting mileage on those signs. That's not usually done along with lane arrows.
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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2431 on: July 15, 2021, 08:48:15 PM »

Got this one tonight on my way home, approaching from I-90 WB.  Unfortunately backlit and with road spray from the storm that had just moved through (and later flooded parts of Rensselear County).



Interesting that they're not using Thruway shields here.
It's not like the old signs had them either.  The Thruway shield isn't used nearly as often as the shields for the MassPike, PA Turnpike, or NJ Turnpike.
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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2432 on: July 15, 2021, 09:00:58 PM »

The Thruway shield is used on the approaches to the Thruway, not necessarily on the Thruway itself.  It is seen on the pull-throughs on I-90 about 1/4 mile behind this image, and on the Northway exit for the Thruway.  There are, of course, exceptions.  When the I-84 direct connect with the Thruway was constructed, Thruway logos appear just past the toll booths at the north/south split.  And in a couple places, Thruway shields are posted on pull-throughs on the mainline itself... but usually only at major junctions (Exit 15-15A-I-287 South & NY 17, Exit 24-SB). 

Then there are the places where space for a Thruway shield was... sort of... provided, but never got one.  NB at the I-84 exit comes to mind. 
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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2433 on: July 15, 2021, 09:03:39 PM »

Apologies to those who don't need a sign update play-by-play, but here are a couple more from today.

A better view of the one I posted above, this time as I am going from I-87 SB to I-90 WB.



And new between my commutes home yesterday and today, the replacement for what's in the background.



Here's an older and closer-up picture of the button copy ones in the background whose days look to be numbered.  Taken December 3, 2015.  I assume those date from the total reconfiguration of 24 back in what, maybe the mid 80's?

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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2434 on: July 20, 2021, 04:03:45 PM »

Driving the Berkshire Spur over the weekend, I was impressed by the job done in removing the Canaan barrier.  If I didn't know the area where it was so well, I doubt I would have been able to tell it was ever there.
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Re: New York State Thruway
« Reply #2435 on: July 21, 2021, 12:55:58 AM »

The last of the main 4 barriers in the suburbs of Buffalo, 57 is now down as well.
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