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 on: Today at 11:56:42 AM 
Started by jhuntin1 - Last post by sprjus4
IMO, Missouri’s priority needs to be widening I-70 to 6 lanes between St. Louis and Kansas City.

I-44 would like to have a word...
That route too.

Bottom line - I-44 and I-70 widenings are higher priorities, along with completion of I-57 (at least the two lane portion south of Poplar Bluff - the US-60 portion is 4 lanes divided / limited access (with intersections) and is less a priority, but should be complete at some point for basic continuity of the I-57 system)

As far as US-36 / “I-72”, I feel like eliminating all of the traffic signals (if there are any along the route?) and raising the speed limit to 70 mph consistently would be adequate. It would function as an interstate highway with the same speed limit, just with less traffic and intersections. As intersections and access control become problematic, they could be addressed.

But being a high value alternative route to the clogged I-70, bumping the speed limit to match that of I-70 (70 mph), and providing free-flow would make it more attractive, IMO. Honestly, with a 70 mph posted, one could more realistically maintain 5-10 mph over more consistently on US-36 than on I-70 due to the sheer amount of trucks and micropassing.

There is precedent for 70 mph speed limits on four lane divided highways in Missouri… a number of routes already boast this limit. I don’t see why it can’t be applied to not only US-36, but also US-60, US-67, etc. It would provide equal travel speeds to the interstates, and potentially help divert some traffic.

 on: Today at 11:53:48 AM 
Started by Bruce - Last post by bing101
Pakistan reports a 6.5 quake.

 on: Today at 11:49:58 AM 
Started by The Ghostbuster - Last post by kphoger
I do agree with cl94 that having the mile markers based on the County is of limited use. 

Especially in a place like Kentucky, which is approximately twice the size of San Bernardino County (CA) but has 120 counties.

 on: Today at 11:41:17 AM 
Started by The Ghostbuster - Last post by roadfro
Will California ever ditch the postmile system and implement a system with mileposts placed alongside the highways, like the rest of the country does? Somehow, I doubt it, but since the state first started adding exit numbers statewide in 2002, they should have posted milepost signs as well.

The whole rest of the country doesn't use just mileposts. Nevada uses the a similar system as California postmiles (just without letter prefixes for realignments, etc.), but NDOT refers to their county-based system as "mileposts". NDOT uses both county and state-wide MUTCD mileposts on Interstate Highways though.

Although I do agree Caltrans should consider traditional mileposts as well, at least on Interstate and US Highways.

NDOT took a different approach, and on state and US highways, now employs enhanced mileposts (similar to enhanced MUTCD mileposts) with shield, that are larger and meant to be seen by the traveling public.

 on: Today at 11:38:05 AM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by kphoger

a black and white advisory speed that replaced a regular speed sign on a school zone assembly.

"WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT" implies it's regulatory, not advisory, but that's just my interpretation.

The others around the area still have the Oregon-standard regulatory speed limit sign, so yes, I'd say that's the intention.  But what it really is?  It's a sign with no legal definition.

 on: Today at 11:35:55 AM 
Started by bing101 - Last post by roadfro
MOD NOTE: The question posed in response to the previous post about the California postmile system and ensuing discussion was moved to a separate California Postmiles thread for potential further discussion. —Roadfro

 on: Today at 11:35:09 AM 
Started by mightyace - Last post by tckma

The way I read the actual bill (linked below) is they want to eliminate the huge toll-by-plate differential for Pennsylvania plates and charge them and PA E-ZPass users the same rate.  Everyone else (non-PA E-ZPass users and toll-by-plate users) would pay a higher rate, possibly the current toll-by-plate rates.


Admittedly, I have not read the bill yet, but thank you for the link, and I will read the bill.

My car has Pennsylvania plates (well, PLATE, but this is not the forum to discuss the relative merits and demerits of having a front license plate, suffice it to say I am very much in favor of front plates in any jurisdiction that experiences snow and/or mud), but my E-ZPass transponder is from New Jersey.  I've never cared much, because my understanding is that E-ZPass users get the same toll rates on the PA Turnpike regardless of the issuing agency for the E-ZPass transponder.  Is this wrong?  Do PTC-issued E-ZPass transponders incur a lower toll rate on the PA Turnpike?

I don't like what NY and MD and probably a whole dossier of other states do with charging out-of-state E-ZPass transponders higher rates.  I don't want to have 34781263741891 different E-ZPass transponders in my car, select the "right" one, and make sure all the others don't get read/charged.  I chose a NJ transponder for reasons related to the frequency with which I used DRPA bridges at the time (now I'm reconsidering this -- lower PA Turnpike toll rates for PTC-issued transponders might push me to switch to a PTC-issued transponder).

 on: Today at 11:28:21 AM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by bing101

Here are more rain hits the Sacramento area.

 on: Today at 11:26:40 AM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by tckma
a black and white advisory speed that replaced a regular speed sign on a school zone assembly.

"WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT" implies it's regulatory, not advisory, but that's just my interpretation.

 on: Today at 11:26:31 AM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by Roadgeekteen
Roger Goodell has received a multi-year extension, so he's not going anywhere.

Being a $20m+ virtual punching bag sounds like good work if you can get it.
Don't know how much work he actually does. I believe that the job has long hours but it's probably still worth the pay.

I meant in terms of him taking verbal shots on an almost daily basis from just about everyone as the commissioner of America’s most popular sport.
I thinks he's a tiny bit overhated. He could be Manfred.

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