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D-Dey65

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3275 on: August 20, 2021, 09:55:58 PM »

https://floridasturnpike.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/FACT-SHEET-Polk-Parkway-Widening__MP-18_22.pdf

The Auburndale section of State Road 570 is finally being widened from its two lane super two to a fully divided freeway.   In addition a new interchange at Braddock Road is being constructed south of the existing Polk East Plaza.

Good for them, at least on the widening of the Polk Parkway. Now I'd like to know the exact year for the extension of Florida State Road 563 to Polk Parkway, because I'm working on another Wikipedia sandbox on the history of that route. I'd also like to see some evidence of a proposed southern extension of that route (possibly to SR 37, if that's the case).

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3276 on: August 20, 2021, 11:41:59 PM »

Bossy much?
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3277 on: August 20, 2021, 11:44:40 PM »

So basically the only thing that was interesting about FL 570 will be gone.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3278 on: August 21, 2021, 10:00:07 PM »

Glad I was able to drive SR 570 and see the super-2.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3279 on: August 21, 2021, 10:58:34 PM »

I saw the super-2, and I don't mind it being widened. To do otherwise seems like such a waste. I did take pictures of it though, so the fact that it was one can still be preserved in historic record.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3280 on: August 27, 2021, 03:34:49 PM »

Sometime recently, signs pointing the way from 15 north to 50 west were changed from a big box on Robinson and Magnolia to a jughandle on Hillcrest and Shine.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3281 on: September 02, 2021, 07:58:32 AM »

This muscle car dealership on FL 546 in Lakeland;
https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0548341,-81.990654,3a,26.5y,354.11h,89.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1surLKV4ou9eiyElh4z_XTXA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
it's a gas station and convenience store now.

On my recent day trip, I tried to get the road sign here, and I missed it.


Sometime recently, signs pointing the way from 15 north to 50 west were changed from a big box on Robinson and Magnolia to a jughandle on Hillcrest and Shine.
Well, that makes sense, since it's closer to 50. Although Shine has signs pointing in both directions on 50. It almost makes me think they're attempting the DeLand approach between US 17/92 and SR 40.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3282 on: September 26, 2021, 08:38:04 PM »

Does everyone remember when I posted my discovery of the former truck weigh station on US 92 west of Lakeland? I think I may have discovered another one on US 17-92 in Haines City, and it's a used car lot now.


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Re: Florida
« Reply #3283 on: September 26, 2021, 10:03:18 PM »

Does everyone remember when I posted my discovery of the former truck weigh station on US 92 west of Lakeland? I think I may have discovered another one on US 17-92 in Haines City, and it's a used car lot now.

That looks like an old stretch of pavement on a former routing parallel to the railroad (CSXT, former Atlantic Coast Line).  If you look carefully, that old pavement and/or gravel is still visible along the edge of the railroad right-of-way all the way up until US-17/US-92 comes back over just north of Pomona Heights.  It actually looks like much of it is getting some backroad use starting at Shamrock Road (just north of Haines City), going up behind the industrial machine junkyard and ending there at the main junkyard complex.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3284 on: September 29, 2021, 10:10:13 PM »

That looks like an old stretch of pavement on a former routing parallel to the railroad (CSXT, former Atlantic Coast Line).  If you look carefully, that old pavement and/or gravel is still visible along the edge of the railroad right-of-way all the way up until US-17/US-92 comes back over just north of Pomona Heights.  It actually looks like much of it is getting some backroad use starting at Shamrock Road (just north of Haines City), going up behind the industrial machine junkyard and ending there at the main junkyard complex.
I considered that too.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3285 on: October 01, 2021, 12:01:51 AM »

Does everyone remember when I posted my discovery of the former truck weigh station on US 92 west of Lakeland? I think I may have discovered another one on US 17-92 in Haines City, and it's a used car lot now.

That looks like an old stretch of pavement on a former routing parallel to the railroad (CSXT, former Atlantic Coast Line).  If you look carefully, that old pavement and/or gravel is still visible along the edge of the railroad right-of-way all the way up until US-17/US-92 comes back over just north of Pomona Heights.  It actually looks like much of it is getting some backroad use starting at Shamrock Road (just north of Haines City), going up behind the industrial machine junkyard and ending there at the main junkyard complex.
Wow. Good eye.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3286 on: October 04, 2021, 07:59:37 AM »

Now what about this;
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Log_trailers_parked_along_NB_US_17_north_of_Yulee.jpg
Old weigh station, agricultural inspection station, or something else?

BTW, I also found out the original Polk County Rest Areas on I-4 were closer to Exit 33.
https://historicaerials.com/?layer=map&zoom=12&lat=28.041111&lon=-81.958889
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3287 on: October 04, 2021, 08:28:10 AM »

Now what about this;
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Log_trailers_parked_along_NB_US_17_north_of_Yulee.jpg
Old weigh station, agricultural inspection station, or something else?


Unclear, though it was there in the 1957 aerial. The current US 17 ag station was also there in the 1957 aerial.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #3288 on: October 05, 2021, 01:35:24 AM »

Late night update; The Hernando County Road 576 extension in Masaryktown is complete. All that really needs to be done now is the work on County Line Road (CR 578) between the Suncoast Parkway and the western approach to the Ayers Road Extension.

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