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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1375 on: January 12, 2022, 11:56:32 PM »

Google Maps Street View has updated their imagery along I-91 North in MA to November 2021, capturing the exit renumbering between I-90 and the VT border. I have taken some screen grabs of these images, such as the 1 mile advance sign for the MA 9 exit:


I have posted images from I-90 to MA 2/2A in Greenfield so far, and these are available at:
https://malmeroads.net/mass21c/neexitrenumbering.html#i91signs2

The rest will be posted in the next couple of days.
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1376 on: February 23, 2022, 09:06:29 PM »

It's been a little while since I chimed in on here & such has been stated before; MassDOT dropped the ball the most with the interchange renumbering along I-290... particularly with those enhanced I-395 mile-markers.  Such have both confused my brother & his wife (Sturbridge residents who utilize this road a lot) when they first encountered such.

IMHO (granted, I still believe that MassDOT should've used the I-290 mileage for the interchange numbers but such is water under the bridge now), it would've been better for MassDOT just to do with I-290 what PTC did with the enhanced mile-markers along the I-276 stretch of the PA Turnpike; just have erect the enhanced mile markers that simply show the I-290 shields but listing the longer I-395 mileage.
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1377 on: February 24, 2022, 09:27:41 AM »

It's been a little while since I chimed in on here & such has been stated before; MassDOT dropped the ball the most with the interchange renumbering along I-290... particularly with those enhanced I-395 mile-markers.  Such have both confused my brother & his wife (Sturbridge residents who utilize this road a lot) when they first encountered such.

IMHO (granted, I still believe that MassDOT should've used the I-290 mileage for the interchange numbers but such is water under the bridge now), it would've been better for MassDOT just to do with I-290 what PTC did with the enhanced mile-markers along the I-276 stretch of the PA Turnpike; just have erect the enhanced mile markers that simply show the I-290 shields but listing the longer I-395 mileage.
The problem would be easier solved if MassDOT reset the mileage to zero where I-395 ends and I-290 begins.
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1378 on: February 24, 2022, 11:28:34 AM »

or just started I-290 @ mile > 0
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1379 on: February 25, 2022, 04:58:49 PM »

It's been a little while since I chimed in on here & such has been stated before; MassDOT dropped the ball the most with the interchange renumbering along I-290... particularly with those enhanced I-395 mile-markers.  Such have both confused my brother & his wife (Sturbridge residents who utilize this road a lot) when they first encountered such.

IMHO (granted, I still believe that MassDOT should've used the I-290 mileage for the interchange numbers but such is water under the bridge now), it would've been better for MassDOT just to do with I-290 what PTC did with the enhanced mile-markers along the I-276 stretch of the PA Turnpike; just have erect the enhanced mile markers that simply show the I-290 shields but listing the longer I-395 mileage.

Such is the same as the eastern end of the Ohio Turnpike where I-76's enhanced mile markers show the Turnpike mileage, not 76's mileage (which would repeat numbers from out near Toledo).  I still don't get why Mass didn't have 290 pick up with 395's mile markers.  If need be, they could have "officially" moved the start of 290 to the state line (although I bet that would never have made it past AASHTO) to make mile 0 of 290 be at 395's mile 0.  The dual mileposting on 290 is the worst thing they could have chosen (worse too than restarting with mile 0 where 290 meets 90), unless their game is to turn 290 into 395 eventually.  Which would orphan 190 from another x90 unless it changed too.  Sigh.
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1380 on: February 25, 2022, 11:31:30 PM »

If the Ohio Turnpike mileage is used for the I-76 section, then in my opinion an Ohio Turnpike marker should be used in the enhanced milepost sign instead of the I-76 marker, so that it is clear that the mileage refers to the turnpike and not the interstate.
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1381 on: March 24, 2022, 04:17:17 PM »

I was on Rte. 6 along the Cape recently and noticed that the "old exit xx" signs are green instead of yellow.  Was this a compromise because Cape politicians resisted the changing of the numbers so hard?
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1382 on: March 24, 2022, 04:40:54 PM »

I was on Rte. 6 along the Cape recently and noticed that the "old exit xx" signs are green instead of yellow.  Was this a compromise because Cape politicians resisted the changing of the numbers so hard?

Iím not sure about that. I know the ground mount signage was a compromise (IMO it looks way better) but donít remember why the Cape uses green.
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Re: Massachusetts milepost exit numbering conversion contract
« Reply #1383 on: March 24, 2022, 11:16:06 PM »

I was on Rte. 6 along the Cape recently and noticed that the "old exit xx" signs are green instead of yellow.  Was this a compromise because Cape politicians resisted the changing of the numbers so hard?
Iím not sure about that. I know the ground mount signage was a compromise (IMO it looks way better) but donít remember why the Cape uses green.
Yes, this was a compromise with Cape Cod officials who thought that yellow signs were 'out of character' for the Mid-Cape Highway. Guess MassDOT was willing to give them something since they weren't blocking the project this time, unlike in 2016.

 


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