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JREwing78:

--- Quote from: Hot Rod Hootenanny on November 13, 2022, 03:03:59 PM ---What the hell is a "Turbo Lane"?!?  :confused: :hmm:

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Its basically the installation of acceleration and turn lanes for traffic merging on and off U.S. Route 35 and Dixon Run Road to give drivers a place to safely get up to speed and merge into mainline traffic without having to try and turn directly into a passing lane, McGuire stated.

https://www.thetelegramnews.com/articles/u-s-route-35-dixon-run-road-intersection-to-get-turbo-lane/

GCrites80s:
When I was looking it up, all I saw was that and a bunch of diagrams of Turbo Roundabouts. Is Turbo Lane an ODOT only term?

jt4:

--- Quote from: JREwing78 on November 13, 2022, 03:12:14 PM ---
--- Quote from: Hot Rod Hootenanny on November 13, 2022, 03:03:59 PM ---What the hell is a "Turbo Lane"?!?  :confused: :hmm:

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Its basically the installation of acceleration and turn lanes for traffic merging on and off U.S. Route 35 and Dixon Run Road to give drivers a place to safely get up to speed and merge into mainline traffic without having to try and turn directly into a passing lane, McGuire stated.

https://www.thetelegramnews.com/articles/u-s-route-35-dixon-run-road-intersection-to-get-turbo-lane/

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What's the difference between a turbo lane and a regular turn lane and acceleration lane? Why come up with a new term for it?

frankenroad:

--- Quote from: frankenroad on October 13, 2022, 02:34:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: frankenroad on September 20, 2022, 04:26:08 PM ---
--- Quote from: Buck87 on September 20, 2022, 10:15:32 AM ---I heard a radio commercial for some beer store in the Marblehead/Catawba area that said something like "Roundabout construction woes have you feeling down, well we're still open..."

So I take the new roundabout for OH 163/North Shore Blvd/Englebeck Rd is underway.

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When I was up there over Labor Day, signs indicated construction would begin Sept. 12, so I guess it did.  Hopefully, it will be completed before Memorial Day.  I'll be up there again in October, so I'll be interested to see how much has been accomplished.

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I was in the area over last weekend.  The southern half of the roundabout is complete.  Between Sunday (9th) and Monday (10th) they diverted through traffic onto the completed section of the roundabout, so I assume construction of the north half commenced on Monday.  If they keep up this pace, it should be complete by Thanksgiving (assuming they can still get asphalt).

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According to something I saw on Facebook, the roundabout is complete and open to traffic.  I must say that I'm impressed they did it in less than 10 weeks.  We have one here that has been under construction for at least 6 months.

amroad17:
The Ohio DOT district that is responsible for US 30 between Beaverdam and Upper Sandusky need to replace the mileage signs for Mansfield and Fort Wayne at each of the interchanges.  It is approximately 150 miles between the two cities, as the correct mileages are shown at the OH 65 and OH 115 interchanges west of Beaverdam.  The correct mileages should be at each interchange (Mansfield listed first then Ft. Wayne)...
    -OH 696: 83-67 (shows 71-64)
    -OH 235: 75-75 (shows 75-70)
    -US 68  : 66-84 (shows 58-79 NB, 57-79 SB)
    -OH 37  : 60-90 (shows 50-86)
    -CR 330 : 51-99 (shows 43-99)

The mileage signs were correctly updated for Mansfield between Van Wert and just east of Delphos a few years ago.  The Ft. Wayne mileage should be posted at 47 instead of 50 on the post interchange mileage sign on US 30 above Delphos.

Likewise, the post-interchange mileage signs on US 33 between Wapakoneta and St. Mary's should show Ft. Wayne five miles less than what is currently posted (62, 58, 54 heading WB on US 33).  The Columbus-Ft. Wayne mileage sign at the Moulton interchange should have Ft. Wayne at 59 instead of 56.

There are others, not just in Ohio, but along I-86 in New York (Binghamton, Erie, and Jamestown--which I have mentioned on the I-86 and New York threads), some places in Virginia, in Kentucky, and in North Carolina.

I know I may be a bit OCD about mileage signs, however, I would just like to see more accuracy and consistency from the DOT's in our respective states.

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