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Re: Georgia
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2009, 09:44:02 AM »

The next sign being blocked by the pole for the Welcome Center sign reads "Next Rest Area 116 Miles."  Wouldn't it make more sense to move that as a supplemental plaque underneath the existing big blue sign?

Since when do government entities make sense?  :confused:  (Or for that matter many large private entities.)

But semi-seriously folks, doesn't 116 miles put that next rest area in South Carolina?
Yes it does. In fact, I asked the woman at the front desk of the Welcome Center about that this spring. I wonder if she was single and available.



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Re: Georgia
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2009, 07:23:42 AM »

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #52 on: November 06, 2009, 09:01:13 PM »

Sounds like a waste of Gwinnett money to me,  nothing is going to help traffic in that part of town except a population decline.

I think they are going to have to have a creative JOI submittal to the FHWA too since that exit between Beaver Ruin(102) and Pleasant Hill(104) would come in conflict with the Steve Reynolds exit(103) which would then violate the traditional 1 per mile exit rule.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2009, 04:17:54 PM »

Steve Williams posted about a possible Interstate 516 extension on his blog recently.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2009, 04:31:03 PM »

Okay, I've got another couple of Georgia-related questions;

How far has the recent flooding delayed the reconstruction of I-75 south of the south end of I-475 near Macon.

Over on southbound I-75 in Cook County, I saw a R.O.W. for a side road near Rest Area #6. Was I-75 a replacement for this road?

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2009, 05:28:55 PM »

Okay, I've got another couple of Georgia-related questions;

How far has the recent flooding delayed the reconstruction of I-75 south of the south end of I-475 near Macon

The flooding only affected (effected? I always confuse those, lol) Metro Atlanta, due to its proximity to the Chattahoochee and its tributaries.


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Re: Georgia
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2009, 05:33:09 PM »

Affected = had an effect on.  (Yeah, that's why it's confusing.)
Effected = brought about.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2009, 11:33:19 AM »

Major interstate construction projects in Augusta now complete

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The Department of Transportation says the I-20/520 interchange is now open, nine months ahead of schedule.

Work on the interchange started in 2007.

The DOT also says it completed the widening of I-20 from Warren Road to the Augusta Canal on time. The widening project included two bridge replacements over Washington Road and River Watch Parkway.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #58 on: November 14, 2009, 12:20:09 PM »

Alex,

Thanks for sharing this info about the completion of the I-20/I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) work.

Now, I'm waiting for SC to complete it's stretch of I-520. Once that is done (estimated completion date 12/31), I will take that opportunity to "clinch" my last Georgia Interstate *plus* the new SC section all at once.

Thanks again and take care.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2009, 03:34:09 PM »

Affected = had an effect on.  (Yeah, that's why it's confusing.)
Effected = brought about.

Thanks. :D


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Re: Georgia
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2009, 05:20:45 PM »

I wonder about the I-3 project. I wonder if it's dead or not :ded:
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2009, 05:32:30 PM »

I wonder about the I-3 project. I wonder if it's dead or not :ded:

I really hope so.  It makes I-99 sound like a well-thought-out number.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2010, 10:09:40 AM »

I was coming back down south from my trip to New York this week, and I discovered that Exit 102 southbound has no signals at US 80 and the on and off ramps! That's way too dangerous and should be taken care of right now!
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #63 on: June 17, 2010, 04:00:10 PM »

I was looking up directions for a friend and noticed that Georgia 20 has a new four-lane alignment bypassing Hampton. There is a  footprint for a diamond interchange at the west end of the parkway and grade separations with US 41 and Old Griffin Road. Are their plans to continue the road west and was the upgrade done basically to help traffic issues with Atlanta Motor Speedway?

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2010, 09:44:44 PM »

I was looking up directions for a friend and noticed that Georgia 20 has a new four-lane alignment bypassing Hampton. There is a  footprint for a diamond interchange at the west end of the parkway and grade separations with US 41 and Old Griffin Road. Are their plans to continue the road west and was the upgrade done basically to help traffic issues with Atlanta Motor Speedway?

While I'm not sure whether there are any plans to continue the road west, as I understand traffic issues with AMS were indeed the main motivation behind the upgrade.  Before that upgrade, the only multi-lane road leading to the speedway was US 19/41, which has many traffic lights between there and I-75 to the north.  I actually lived in Hampton for about 20 years, and I can vouch for the fact that this was a very badly needed upgrade.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2010, 10:31:51 PM »

I dont think there are any plans to upgrade the road further west and yes, the AMS was the only reason behind the Petty Parkway, i mean SR 20.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #66 on: June 19, 2010, 12:01:03 AM »

Speaking of the S.R. 20 freeway segment: I saw it being built for several years, trying to figure out what was going on. It looks very nice.

S.R. 20 video: Hampton to Conyers

Bruton Smith Parkway @ Night


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New interchange for U.S. 27/411?
« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2010, 05:16:25 PM »

Heading southbound out of Rome, I saw construction of what appears to be a new interchange along U.S. 27, perhaps for a relocated U.S. 411?



Oddly the current split of U.S. 411 south from U.S. 27 south is only signed with one assembly. I did not notice signage until the turn lane for U.S. 411 was about to depart.

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #68 on: July 14, 2010, 10:34:21 PM »

From http://www.rockmartjrl.com/printer_friendly/6451537:

"The new bridge is part of the Southwest Rome Bypass construction project. This project includes 5.48 miles of widening and reconstruction on U.S. 27, beginning south of the Coosa River. It also includes the construction of five bridges within its limits.

Work on the Southwest Rome Bypass began early April 2008. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2011, at a construction cost of close to $55 million."

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Re: Georgia
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2010, 01:53:46 AM »

I drove from Atlanta to the NC coast recently on I-20 through Augusta and Columbia and then up I-95 to US74. I'm sorry, but how could any Dept. of Transportation build such a ridiculously ugly interstate as I-20? It's narrow, often lacks a full-width emergency lane shoulder, and those horrible raised rather-than-cantilevered signs are beyond awful. The fake stonework sound walls in Augusta are equally as bad.

South Carolina was an improvement over Georgia, however upon arriving in NC the highways became most impressive, more generously positioned, and with huge steel gantries cantilevering perfect signage. North Carolina knows how to build roads, thats for sure. But at least Georgia has returned to using the big fat font on overhead signage, a welcome sight here on the I-75/85 DT Connector.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2010, 01:11:22 AM »

^^^

I drove around North Carolina at the end of May and Georgia around the fourth of July.

I mainly drove I-40 and 77 and they reminded me of northern interstates they were so bad!

Meanwhile, I-75 in Georgia was smooth as glass.

And, having watched cantilevered signs fall here in TN, I'll take Georgia's funky posts any day.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #71 on: August 29, 2010, 09:10:36 PM »

I thought following link regarding construction on Georgia's interstates, etc. would be useful for those travelling in Georgia:

http://www.georgia-navigator.com/construction

It provides reports on lane closures, etc. for next 24 hrs, next 72 hrs, this week, and weekend.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #72 on: August 29, 2010, 10:17:01 PM »

^^

The 511 number comes in handy as well. When I travel during rush hour in the Metro Atlanta area, I use it readily; although, the automated system can sometimes be quite deaf. :-)


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Re: Georgia
« Reply #73 on: August 30, 2010, 05:54:20 PM »

Here is Georgia part of AASHTO report presented in Little Rock today:

http://expandingcapacity.transportation.org/unlocking_freight/states/GA_Unlocking_Freight_0610.pdf

I must admit that I have never heard of the Jimmy Deloach Connector.
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Re: Georgia
« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2010, 08:25:59 PM »

I think the reason that GDOT uses the raised versus the cantilevered signs is because of a storm about a decade ago along I-85 in Gwinnett County.  If I remember correctly, a thunderstorm caused a cantilevered sign south of the Jimmy Carter Blvd. exit to fall down onto the pavement.  In reaction to that mishap, the standard was changed from cantilevered to what you see now, and they have been phasing the cantilevered signs out ever since.  Correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure that is the reason.
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