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 1 
 on: Today at 04:53:01 PM 
Started by kenarmy - Last post by zachary_amaryllis
Yesterday, I uploaded an image that the forum resized to be 666x400 pixels.  This morning, I remembered it and thought:  US Route designations that Colorado didn't/doesn't seem to want very much.
At least the reason for killing 666 made sense... sort of.
400 just doesn't belong at all. No justifiable reason, that I know of.

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 on: Today at 04:45:28 PM 
Started by 1 - Last post by bzakharin
But it does stand out as the first -- and only -- time I've noticed a highway exit number acknowledged at the entrance.

Then you haven't been at this Garden State Parkway entrance:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.3912894,-74.5632147,3a,67.7y,29.85h,101.96t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssvmew3xnMKuxDg9-GRTBcw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3Dsvmew3xnMKuxDg9-GRTBcw%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D127.50494%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

36 is the exit number on the Parkway here.  Then again, this is the only place *I* have ever seen the exit number used this way, except back when the Parkway in Cape May County had traffic lights with "Exit" numbers on the blades.

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 on: Today at 04:33:53 PM 
Started by Alps - Last post by jmacswimmer
For anyone who wants to view (I will warn itís nasty), footage of the crash from an adjacent traffic camera has made its way onto the internet. It clearly shows the overturned car attempting to pass between 2 side-by-side cars in the left 2 lanes, and getting pushed right thru a gap in the construction barrier into the work zone.

https://foxbaltimore.com/amp/news/local/video-shows-collision-moments-before-6-people-killed-baltimore-beltway-crash

Anecdotally I drove thru there southbound a few hours ago on the way down to DC for a Caps game tonight, and there was no active work today (as I figured would be the case).

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 on: Today at 04:24:17 PM 
Started by The Ghostbuster - Last post by Max Rockatansky
There are a shocking amount of US 395 mileposts remaining on South Virginia Street, despite several of these locations not carrying US 395 for over 30 years. As well as a single US 395 shield just south of Patriot, though that may be erroneous. While NDOT often redoes mileage when a reroute occurs, they don't strip downloaded roads.

Caltrans is inconsistent removing Postmile paddles.  I know of a bunch of for Route 180 on Kings Canyon Road in Fresno.  Compare that to the likes of D7 and former Route 187 where you wonít find any leftovers.

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 on: Today at 04:14:21 PM 
Started by The Ghostbuster - Last post by cl94
There are a shocking amount of US 395 mileposts remaining on South Virginia Street, despite several of these locations not carrying US 395 for over 30 years. As well as a single US 395 shield just south of Patriot, though that may be erroneous. While NDOT often redoes mileage when a reroute occurs, they don't strip downloaded roads.

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 on: Today at 04:02:32 PM 
Started by Lukeisroads - Last post by wanderer2575
Here's one that stumped even the driver who hit the bridge and the police.

This bridge is a railroad bridge over a local street in Bloomington IN.
https://goo.gl/maps/Zbdu1iyEz69oaVs67

The problem is that the truck that hit the 9'6" bridge was a single box that was only 8'6" high.

The answer was that the road rises on both sides of the bridge, and that both ends of the truck were on road higher than the the road under the bridge.

The truck used that underpass because the road a block to the west was closed.

This is the mirror image of when a low-undercarriage-clearance vehicle gets stuck on a railroad crossing because the rise and fall of the approaches are too steep for the vehicle.

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 on: Today at 03:51:55 PM 
Started by Mergingtraffic - Last post by shadyjay
People were apparently up in arms when the CT 8 and CT 25 expressway interchanges were constructed.  It built sweeping modern interchanges over the parkway in the 1980s and some of it probably could have been done with loop ramps.  Several original bridges in the area were lost, but for some reason they kept the narrow barely-used Housatonic RR overpass vic. Route 25. 

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2361319,-73.1872471,3a,47.7y,79.97h,84.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxQQFsWKtVDGkqzFM5SJaLw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

That rail line was abandoned not too long after the Merritt opened. 


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 on: Today at 03:37:34 PM 
Started by CapeCodder - Last post by JayhawkCO
Wanna bet?  Most areas in Chicagoland have been losing population recently.  The only growth areas are Will, Kendall, Kane, and Grundy (yes, Grundy) Counties.  Cook has been hardest hit, and Chicago seems to love shooting itself in the foot.
When the Chicago Bears are committed to moving out of Chicagoland to the Arlington Heights suburb, that's saying something. Especially when the owner has stated that they have the full intention to dismiss the proposals the city made to renovate Soldier Field because of their agreement to purchase the land in Arlington Heights. (FYI: Soldier Field is 100% owned and operated by Chicago Park District, with the team having minimal control and receives no revenues)

Plenty of urban areas that are still growing have stadia located in suburbs.

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 on: Today at 03:33:29 PM 
Started by kurumi - Last post by JayhawkCO

snow plow

Interesting feature of this is that the "w" in "snow" is part of the "ow" diphthong and is sometimes considered a vowel because of this, where the "w" in "plow" is simply a consonant.

I always used the phrase "power mower" as an example.

I don't follow.  How does that make the W in the word PLOW a consonant?

The words "power" and "devour" rhyme.
POWER = /ˈpaʊ.ɚ/
DEVOUR = /dɪˈvaʊ.ɚ/

The words "mower" and "churchgoer" rhyme.
MOWER = /ˈmoʊ.ɚ/
CHURCHGOER = /ˈtʃɝːtʃˌɡoʊ.ɚ/

I was thinking the same thing. 'w', as the last letter in the word, is never really a consonant in English. It really only functions as a consonant at the beginning of a word or after another consonant, i.e. something like 'bellwether".

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 on: Today at 02:57:54 PM 
Started by Grzrd - Last post by sprjus4
Considering the rather crooked path I-69 is proposed to follow through Arkansas and Mississippi, I'm wondering if a Houston-Memphis road trip via the I-69/I-369/I-30/I-40 combo would end up being shorter in mileage rather than staying on I-69 the entire way.
I donít have it off the top of my head, but I believe I compared the two routes before and it was around the same mileage.


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