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Large-enough cities passed over for control-city status

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golden eagle:

--- Quote from: cabiness42 on April 12, 2016, 08:08:28 AM ---I don't know what defines "large enough" but South Bend is passed over as a control city on the eastbound Indiana Toll Road in favor of "Ohio"

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I hate state names for control cities  :banghead:.

PHLBOS:
In MA, Lawrence used to be a control city for I-93 (mostly northbound); but now both it and Manchester, NH are passed over in favor of the more distant Concord, NH, the latter being NH's capital.

Along the YDH/128 stretch of I-95; Dedham has been passed over in favor of the less-populous Canton (where I-95 and I-93 meet) on newer southbound signs.  IMHO, Dedham should be maintained since that's where US 1 begins its long multiplex w/I-95 (then I-93 a few miles later) towards Boston.


--- Quote from: golden eagle on April 12, 2016, 09:22:29 AM ---I hate state names for control cities  :banghead:.
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Apparently, MUTCD does too.

nexus73:

--- Quote from: golden eagle on April 12, 2016, 09:22:29 AM ---
--- Quote from: cabiness42 on April 12, 2016, 08:08:28 AM ---I don't know what defines "large enough" but South Bend is passed over as a control city on the eastbound Indiana Toll Road in favor of "Ohio"

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I hate state names for control cities  :banghead:.

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Especially of the state in question is "Hawai'i"...LOL! 

Rick

The Nature Boy:
I feel as though I-80 in Ohio passes over a ton of "large enough cities" when it signs New York City as a control city.

Brandon:

--- Quote from: golden eagle on April 11, 2016, 11:36:29 PM ---Southbound I-57 from Chicago is signed for Memphis, though Champaign could also be a control city, given that it's home to the state's flagship university and one of the larger urban areas in Illinois. Also in Chicago, southbound I-55 is signed for St. Louis, despite passing through Illinois' state capital, Springfield. Speaking of St. Louis, I-44's control city is Tulsa, passing over Springfield, MO. I could possibly justify it because it could cause confusion with Springfield, IL, 100 miles north of St. Louis.

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IDOT uses two levels of control cities, a primary control (long distance, can be a state), and a secondary control (a shorter control, typically within Illinois).

1. Springfield is used as a secondary control city, as are Bloomington, Joliet, and East St Louis on I-55.
2. Champaign-Urbana is also a secondary control city, as are Kankakee, Effingham, Mt Vernon, and Cairo on I-57.

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