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Re: Florida
« Reply #3150 on: May 02, 2021, 10:25:36 PM »

Essentially the entire world, and 30 states (that contain well over a majority of the U.S. population) all require front and back license plates. It continues to make me laugh that so many in this country have such a strong aversion to front plates.

Besides the added expense, I worry about getting singled out for driving a legal one-plate car in two-plate states, though honestly...it hasn't happened to me yet.
Well, I've been singled out by a Hernando County Deputy Sheriff for not having a registration sticker on my New York license plates. That lady didn't even know that New York stopped putting them on license plates for passenger cars and commercial vehicles before she was born.


Hey, I've got another subject I want to bring up; Can anybody try to figure out if there are any possible design flaws on our interstates that might be causing all these people to drive the wrong way on these roads?

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3151 on: May 03, 2021, 12:59:38 AM »

Hey, I've got another subject I want to bring up; Can anybody try to figure out if there are any possible design flaws on our interstates that might be causing all these people to drive the wrong way on these roads?

The National Transportation Safety Board did a Special Investigation Report (PDF link) in 2012 about causes and potential solutions for wrong-way drivers. The main findings were:
  • More than half, and possibly as many as three-quarters, of wrong-way drivers are impaired by alcohol.
  • Drivers over the age of 70 are over-represented as at-fault drivers in wrong-way collisions compared to other types of controlled-access highway accidents.
  • The primary origin of wrong-way movements (when the origin can be determined) is entering an exit ramp.
  • Wrong-way collisions occur more frequently at night; 78 percent of fatal wrong-way collisions occurred between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • A disproportionate number of wrong-way collisions occur on the weekends.
  • Most wrong-way collisions occur in the lane closest to the median (number one lane).
The recommended solutions involve addressing drunk driving, improved testing of older drivers to assess their continued fitness to drive, and improvements to signage and lighting at common entry points, like exit ramps.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3152 on: May 03, 2021, 10:10:11 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/51153604972
Untypical way FDOT here chose to sign the two routes from Florida Avenue in Lakeland.

Usually they would assign one assembly.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3153 on: May 04, 2021, 03:03:40 PM »

Update on the FL-Turnpike widening project from Osceola Parkway to SR-528:

- All 4 Northbound lanes are now open from Osceola Parkway to SR-528 (goes down to 3 lanes once you pass 528)

- Southbound still only has 2 lanes open.

- Turnpike-417 flyover ramps are still not open yet.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3154 on: May 05, 2021, 02:12:24 AM »

In Ft. Lauderdale, the eastbound Marina Mile Blvd bridge (SR-84) over I-95 is going to be demolished and rebuilt.  As such, they are expecting traffic delays for the next year.  With both directions of route 84 using the westbound bridge, some motorists wishing will need to take a detour involving a U-turn. 

This is all to help make way for the I-95 express lanes.  Details here
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3155 on: May 05, 2021, 05:34:55 AM »

In Ft. Lauderdale, the eastbound Marina Mile Blvd bridge (SR-84) over I-95 is going to be demolished and rebuilt.  As such, they are expecting traffic delays for the next year.  With both directions of route 84 using the westbound bridge, some motorists wishing will need to take a detour involving a U-turn. 

This is all to help make way for the I-95 express lanes.  Details here

That looks like a fun detour if you have a sports car and there's no other traffic, and an extra annoyance for any other situation. Two loop ramps from US 441.

I actually don't think there is that much traffic in that short western stretch of SR 84 between I-595 and I-95; a few inland marinas, a truck shop, and not much else. The SR 84 ramp from northbound I-95 was a little overbuilt, but it also dates from a time before I-595 was completed, so SR 84 acted as the major east-west corridor in the area.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3156 on: May 05, 2021, 11:18:19 AM »

They completely destroyed an entire municipality (Village of Hacienda Village) when they built I-595 atop SR 84.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3157 on: May 05, 2021, 08:14:29 PM »

They completely destroyed an entire municipality (Village of Hacienda Village) when they built I-595 atop SR 84.

Also Andytown is long gone.  It was a four way stop at US 27 and SR 84.


In news around the Sunshine State, CFX opened the Airport to SR 528 W Bound flyover ramp and closed the loop ramp there.   Not to mention the exit numbers are gone.  No more 1A for Sr 528 East and 1B for SR 528 West.  No number one either!  Just an APL beyond Cargo Road splitting the four lanes into two for SR 436 and the other two for SR 528 now.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3158 on: May 06, 2021, 07:06:09 AM »

I think the exit number for Forest Street and Riverside Avenue I-10 in Jacksonville shouldn't be a duplicate of I-95.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3159 on: May 06, 2021, 08:08:39 AM »

I think the exit number for Forest Street and Riverside Avenue I-10 in Jacksonville shouldn't be a duplicate of I-95.

Do you mean the Stockton Street exit off of I-10 (Exit 362) having the same exit number as the I-295 Bypass exit near the airport (Exit 362 on I-95)?  Stockton Street off of I-95 is Exit 351C.  Forest Street/Riverside Street off of I-95 is Exit 352A.  Neither of these have a duplicate nearby on I-10, but there is a plain ole' Exit 352 on I-10 for Whitehouse.

Never noticed that I-95 and I-10 in Jax have similar mileposts.  The exit numbering was sequential when I lived there.  And those weren't even close.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3160 on: May 06, 2021, 08:32:13 AM »

They completely destroyed an entire municipality (Village of Hacienda Village) when they built I-595 atop SR 84.

It was no big loss, honestly. Locals would bring it up as if a massive piece of history was destroyed but it was a mobile home park, some junkyards, and a bunch of crooked cops.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3161 on: May 06, 2021, 01:54:47 PM »

They completely destroyed an entire municipality (Village of Hacienda Village) when they built I-595 atop SR 84.

It was no big loss, honestly. Locals would bring it up as if a massive piece of history was destroyed but it was a mobile home park, some junkyards, and a bunch of crooked cops.

I had a county map from about 1984 and I remember seeing a trailer park and something else as to the extent of the village.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3162 on: May 06, 2021, 11:56:35 PM »

I think the exit number for Forest Street and Riverside Avenue I-10 in Jacksonville shouldn't be a duplicate of I-95.

Do you mean the Stockton Street exit off of I-10 (Exit 362) having the same exit number as the I-295 Bypass exit near the airport (Exit 362 on I-95)?  Stockton Street off of I-95 is Exit 351C.  Forest Street/Riverside Street off of I-95 is Exit 352A.  Neither of these have a duplicate nearby on I-10, but there is a plain ole' Exit 352 on I-10 for Whitehouse.

Never noticed that I-95 and I-10 in Jax have similar mileposts.  The exit numbering was sequential when I lived there.  And those weren't even close.
No, I mean Forest and Riverside having the same exit number on I-10 as it does on I-95. On I-10 you've got Exit 362 followed by Exit 352A,  whereas on I-95 the numerical order is a little more consistent (SB I-95, where Exit 352B is followed by Exit 352A).  Assuming that the ramp to Forest and Riverside is one mile away, or close enough to it, the exit number should be 363.


Region 7 made the same mistake with the new off-ramp from I-275 to FL 56, until I called them up and recommended they used Exit 59 instead.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3163 on: May 07, 2021, 12:06:34 AM »

There's no exit from I-10 to Forest/Riverside. It's an exit from the ramp to I-95 north.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3164 on: May 07, 2021, 12:10:55 AM »

There's no exit from I-10 to Forest/Riverside. It's an exit from the ramp to I-95 north.
Yes, the ramp to I-95. But it's still from I-10, not I-95.
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.320467,-81.6830383,3a,75y,82.49h,90.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_A2tqVWqEQPHnoYvqtzzHQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en



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Re: Florida
« Reply #3165 on: May 07, 2021, 09:47:35 AM »

There's no exit from I-10 to Forest/Riverside. It's an exit from the ramp to I-95 north.

Yes, the ramp to I-95. But it's still from I-10, not I-95.
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.320467,-81.6830383,3a,75y,82.49h,90.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_A2tqVWqEQPHnoYvqtzzHQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

Agreed.  I worked on the Skyway back about 10 years ago, so I was all over this area but I didn't ever get a chance to take this ramp.  When I lived there back in the mid-1980s, this was the section where I-95 southbound was only one-lane wide from the I-10 split approaching the Fuller Warren drawbridge. 
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3166 on: May 10, 2021, 09:58:04 AM »

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3167 on: May 10, 2021, 11:16:06 AM »

You know, I used to think this sign was along westbound I-10 approaching Alabama:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alabama_Welcome_Center_Sign_(15641641838).jpg

Now, I'm finding that hard to believe:
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.5710105,-87.4033115,3a,75y,281.46h,81.1t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s9w9AxTv6bySrGkw9lcnYtw!2e0!5s20190901T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en


I was northbound on US 231 in January 2013 when I took that photo. It's rare to see a sign for another state's welcome center. The welcome center is very close to the state line.

Here's another photo of that sign from another Flickr member > https://flic.kr/p/9vUQUY
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3168 on: May 10, 2021, 12:00:42 PM »

You know, I used to think this sign was along westbound I-10 approaching Alabama:

That sign is also gone from GSV but you can find it if you go back some years.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3169 on: May 10, 2021, 09:20:25 PM »

You know, I used to think this sign was along westbound I-10 approaching Alabama:

That sign is also gone from GSV but you can find it if you go back some years.
That sign appears to have been replaced in 2013 with a newer sign further up the road past that curve in the background.
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« Reply #3170 on: May 11, 2021, 01:14:38 AM »

I was northbound on US 231 in January 2013 when I took that photo. It's rare to see a sign for another state's welcome center. The welcome center is very close to the state line.

Here's another photo of that sign from another Flickr member > https://flic.kr/p/9vUQUY


Hey, thanks for the tip. I know of some other signs for the southbound I-95 North Carolina Welcome Center in Virginia:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Two_Miles_to_I-95_NC_Welcome_Center_in_VA.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SB_I-95_NC_Welcome_Center_sign_in_VA.jpg

Also on US 17 south of Kingsland, Georgia, you'll find signs for the Florida Agricultural Inspection Station north of the St. Mary's River.



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Re: Florida
« Reply #3171 on: May 18, 2021, 09:41:48 AM »

I need some Gainesville info; When were all the truck routes of Florida State Roads 24, 26, 121, and US 441 established? I haven't found a single link about them on the web.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3172 on: May 19, 2021, 06:56:59 AM »

Has anybody been on FL-46 as of late in the Wekiva Parkway construction area?

OSM is showing that FL-46 has been realigned onto the Wekiva alignment between Old CR-46A & Exit 44 and would like some confirmation on this so I can update TM's FL-46 file with this change.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3174 on: May 21, 2021, 04:39:06 PM »

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