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Re: Suncoast Parkway
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2019, 05:26:58 PM »

My own musing on SR 589 is that traffic counts at the north end are so low, it ends at a stop sign and this functions perfectly fine.

This seems to be a pretty good indication it already goes further then it really needs to. Though I can certainly appreciate the "another way out in the event of a need for evacuation" angle on it.

On that note... has that signal at the north end ever been switched on when evacuations are called for? Or has it been doing nothing but flashing since the road was extended up there?
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Re: Suncoast Parkway
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2019, 06:07:51 PM »

My own musing on SR 589 is that traffic counts at the north end are so low, it ends at a stop sign and this functions perfectly fine.

This seems to be a pretty good indication it already goes further then it really needs to. Though I can certainly appreciate the "another way out in the event of a need for evacuation" angle on it.

On that note... has that signal at the north end ever been switched on when evacuations are called for? Or has it been doing nothing but flashing since the road was extended up there?

Seems like they aren't waiting.  Construction on the extension overpass is well underway.

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Re: Suncoast Parkway
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2019, 07:34:52 PM »

My own musing on SR 589 is that traffic counts at the north end are so low, it ends at a stop sign and this functions perfectly fine.

That's because it doesn't connect to anything. It's the same reason why the two toll highways under construction in the Pittsburgh area still have rather low traffic counts, because they don't connect to anything yet. If the Suncoast Parkway connects to I-75, or even I-10, then more traffic will use it.
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Re: Suncoast Parkway
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2019, 10:15:47 PM »

My own musing on SR 589 is that traffic counts at the north end are so low, it ends at a stop sign and this functions perfectly fine.

That's because it doesn't connect to anything. It's the same reason why the two toll highways under construction in the Pittsburgh area still have rather low traffic counts, because they don't connect to anything yet. If the Suncoast Parkway connects to I-75, or even I-10, then more traffic will use it.

It would end up being a popular choice over US 301, hence more traffic who just wish to avoid the surface highways. 
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Re: Suncoast Parkway
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2019, 02:47:54 PM »

Wikipedia states a new interchange is proposed to be built at CR-524 (Ridge Rd.), which will be between Exits 19 and 27. Does anyone know when/if this interchange will be built, and in what configuration?
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Re: Suncoast Parkway
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2019, 07:29:20 PM »

Wikipedia states a new interchange is proposed to be built at CR-524 (Ridge Rd.), which will be between Exits 19 and 27. Does anyone know when/if this interchange will be built, and in what configuration?
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Re: Suncoast Parkway
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2020, 08:18:37 PM »

Wikipedia states a new interchange is proposed to be built at CR-524 (Ridge Rd.), which will be between Exits 19 and 27. Does anyone know when/if this interchange will be built, and in what configuration?
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I know it's supposed to be a diamond interchange. I also know they're going through with the construction of the Ridge Road Extension, so whenever it gets close to meeting the Suncoast is more than likely when the interchange will be built.

BTW, I finally drove the Suncoast north to US 98 and south to County Line Road without the toll booths. All the sign gantry tubes have had their toll related signs torn down, and at least one was removed and tossed on the side of the road. Only the SunPass Lane near the Oak Hammock Toll Plaza is opened northbound, and the southbound lane goes straight through as usual. The toll booths at SR 50 aren't operational but they're still standing. The toll booths at County Line Road, on the other hand are demolished.

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