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Title: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: rickmastfan67 on September 05, 2009, 06:10:44 AM
Just saw this article on Jacksonville.com

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2009-08-26/story/jacksonvilles_9a_now_ronald_reagan_memorial_highway (http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2009-08-26/story/jacksonvilles_9a_now_ronald_reagan_memorial_highway)

And here's an interesting quote from it regarding it becoming I-295:

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Why is Florida 9A getting this honorary designation?

State Rep. Ronald “Doc” Renuart,  R-Ponte Vedra Beach, sponsored legislation during the 2009 legislative session giving Florida 9A this designation. Renuart said the idea came to him from some constituents who said Florida 9A seemed like a good road to honor Reagan because the roadway were first drawn up when Reagan was president.

The Legislature loses the ability to put honorary designations on roads when the federal government takes over a road. By granting the designation now, it will remain in place when 9A becomes I-295.
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: Bryant5493 on September 05, 2009, 09:45:29 AM
Isn't the Florida Turnpike named in honor of President Reagan?


Be well,

Bryant
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: mightyace on September 05, 2009, 11:36:55 AM
Isn't the Florida Turnpike named in honor of President Reagan?


Be well,

Bryant

Never heard that one.  But I see supporting evidence on Wikipedia.  Is it signed as such?  Wiki just said "legislative designation" whatever that means.

I know the former East-West Tollway in Illinois is.
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: florida on September 05, 2009, 01:34:15 PM
Yeah, there are signs along the Turnpike stating it's the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, but no signs at interchanges. Isn't there some other figure or people that SR 9A could be named after? Or simply, Ft. Caroline Memorial Highway? Just because NE Florida lost out on the Turnpike doesn't mean they need to be jealous that there isn't a highway named after Reagan up there. Ridiculous. If this happens, then the Panhandle will want some Reagan Roadway.  :pan:

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Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: agentsteel53 on September 05, 2009, 01:47:50 PM
really, do they need to name it after anyone else?  Governor 9A was a great statesman and the highway should continue to bear his name.
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: yanksfan6129 on September 05, 2009, 02:47:49 PM
Another road named after the one that got is into this recession in the first place? Oh great . . . .
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: florida on September 05, 2009, 03:52:44 PM
Another road named after the one that got is into this recession in the first place? Oh great . . . .

The naming could have been much, much worse.  ;-)
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: Bryant5493 on September 05, 2009, 06:44:10 PM
I don't get it. Other Interstate highways are named after important people. Why can't Florida do that after 295 takes over?


Be well,

Bryant
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: agentsteel53 on September 05, 2009, 06:55:11 PM
because anyone who liked Ronald Reagan will be dead in 20 years.
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: Bryant5493 on September 05, 2009, 07:00:02 PM
^^ I understand that, but it seems like the legilsature, from what I'm understanding, is saying that they can't give an Interstate an honorary designation when the federal government takes over.

I-285 (also S.R. 407) has several honorary designations: Bob A. Holmes and  James "Billy" Mckinney, to name a few.


Be well,

Bryant
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: florida on September 05, 2009, 09:53:46 PM
I-285 (also S.R. 407) has several honorary designations: Bob A. Holmes and  James "Billy" Mckinney, to name a few.


Be well,

Bryant

Do they each get their own quadrant?
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: Bryant5493 on September 05, 2009, 10:03:04 PM
The James E. "Billy" McKinney Highway is the portion of 285 between I-20 and the Cobb Cloverleaf (I-75 @ I-285).

The Bob A. Holmes Freeway is the portion of I-285 between I-85 and I-20 (SW side).

285 is also signed as the "Atlana Bypass" on the signs I've seen on I-85 North, south of 285, and I-75 South, north of 285.

I said that there were a few more honorary designations for 285, but I think those two are it (McKinney and Holmes). GDOT may've been able to do it because it's signed with S.R. 407, which is a state route.


Be well,

Bryant
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: mightyace on September 08, 2009, 10:40:30 PM
because anyone who liked Ronald Reagan will be dead in 20 years.

I plan to still be around in 20 years, thank you very much.  :sombrero:  ;-)

I am only 44!  :-D
Title: Re: FL-9A now Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Post by: florida on October 08, 2009, 04:21:15 PM
Isn't the Florida Turnpike named in honor of President Reagan?


Be well,

Bryant

Never heard that one.  But I see supporting evidence on Wikipedia.  Is it signed as such?  Wiki just said "legislative designation" whatever that means.

I know the former East-West Tollway in Illinois is.


This is the sign:

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/FLroadgeek/Picture369.jpg)


The bottom states: "Designated by 1998 Legislature of Florida." The Legislature designates certain sections of roads, bridges, interchanges, etc after a person, people or group. Usually those are brown signs