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 on: Today at 03:00:12 PM 
Started by Bruce - Last post by kevinb1994
Crystal City also appears to be a strong contender.

Article makes good points. Certainly less cramped than other areas of Arlington.

Crystal City would be nice for access to/from DCA aka Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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 on: Today at 02:58:01 PM 
Started by NJRoadfan - Last post by tradephoric
^I’ll just say it’s a conservative policy.   And it goes without saying that the agency favors leading FYA over lagging to avoid any yellow trap scenarios (the few lagging FYAs out in the field are forced to cycle).   I can’t give you a great explanation to why the policy is in place to begin with.  My guess is the agency just thinks it looks “odd” when the flashing yellow arrow is on while the adjacent thru is red.  I know in Canada a rapid flashing green ball indicates a protected movement so maybe someone from Canada may just see the flashing yellow arrow for the left turn and assume it’s some type of protected movement?  I’m really grasping at straws though.  The funny thing is surrounding agencies do allow the FYA to be on when the adjacent thru is red, and there doesn’t seem to be much issue at those locations.  I just think people get stuck in their ways.

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 on: Today at 02:54:54 PM 
Started by NoGoodNamesAvailable - Last post by kphoger
I-91 by mergingtraffic, on Flickr

Case in point, in this pic the left 4-lanes continue straight for I-91.  People think only 3-lanes do because the 4th lane is on the "exit" sign.  I don't think they make the connection.   So people change lanes when they don't have to.

If every lane had a sign over it here, it would be clearer.  Yes, you have to dumb things down for motorists.

An APL would do nicely there, IMO.

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 on: Today at 02:53:38 PM 
Started by jon daly - Last post by kphoger
Hmmm..  I've seen plenty of escort vehicles for wide loads, but I think they've all been private companies.  I think the sole exception for me was in México, where I saw a wide load being escorted by the federales.

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 on: Today at 02:52:15 PM 
Started by NoGoodNamesAvailable - Last post by Mergingtraffic
I-91 by mergingtraffic, on Flickr

Case in point, in this pic the left 4-lanes continue straight for I-91.  People think only the left 3-lanes do because the 4th lane is on the "exit" sign.  I don't think they make the connection.   So people change lanes when they don't have to.

If every lane had a separate sign over it saying which lane for which route (I-91 or CT-20 or both) with an arrow (kind of like how they paint shields in every individual lane), it would be clearer.  Yes, you have to dumb things down for motorists.

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 on: Today at 02:51:49 PM 
Started by epzik8 - Last post by kphoger
Illinois has a bunch in rather remote areas--state highways only.  Calhoun, Hardin, and Gallatin counties spring to mind immediately. 

US-45 crosses into Gallatin County along that pretty stretch through the river bottoms between Eldorado and Norris.

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 on: Today at 02:40:09 PM 
Started by jon daly - Last post by Tonytone
I see a lot of “Wide Load” trucks with police escorts sometimes. I seen a NYPD escort not to long ago on 95 South In Delaware.[/size]

I have never seen a police escort for a "regular" wide load, only for things  beyond that, which requires a special permit from the state and a state police escort (which the truck company pays for), and certainly never an out of jurisdiction police car. 

However, for some odd reason, NY state seems to require wide load escort vehicles to have a very police looking badge reading "Certified New York Escort Vehicle" and 95% of the escort vehicles have that very police looking marking, even far from NY.
Delaware has police escorts with all of their Wide Load trucks. Only a few times I’ve seen a truck without one.


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 on: Today at 02:39:03 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by briantroutman
The bridge to be removed is this. That's not a water culvert; it was once a road underpass. I don't know if it jogged over to where New Street is now or if it continued straight and the current New Street is totally new alignment, but obviously the road underneath was removed on each side.

I did a little quick digging while on a conference call... It appears that underpass was somehow connected with the former Eastern State School and Hospital which was located just west of US 1 on the land currently occupied by the retail development along Horizon Boulevard. The school was closed in 1996 and appears to have been mostly demolished by 2004. The underpass wasn’t for a through road but rather an ultra-tight pseudo-trumpet providing access to the school. The trumpet was cut off by 1971, and the underpass seemingly served little purpose after that point.

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 on: Today at 02:38:55 PM 
Started by jon daly - Last post by SP Cook
I see a lot of “Wide Load” trucks with police escorts sometimes. I seen a NYPD escort not to long ago on 95 South In Delaware.[/size]

I have never seen a police escort for a "regular" wide load, only for things  beyond that, which requires a special permit from the state and a state police escort (which the truck company pays for), and certainly never an out of jurisdiction police car. 

However, for some odd reason, NY state seems to require wide load escort vehicles to have a very police looking badge reading "Certified New York Escort Vehicle" and 95% of the escort vehicles have that very police looking marking, even far from NY.

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 on: Today at 02:38:00 PM 
Started by epzik8 - Last post by paulthemapguy
Illinois has a bunch in rather remote areas--state highways only.  Calhoun, Hardin, and Gallatin counties spring to mind immediately.  There are a lot of counties in the Great Plains states that have one or two north-south state routes and one or two east-west state routes, but no US or Interstate.

This is a very common occurrence west of the Appalachians, I think you'll find.


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