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OR 217/ORH 144 widening/aux. lane expansion
« on: December 19, 2018, 04:57:04 PM »

https://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=18841

Notes: Southbound on ramp from Allen Rd and off ramp to Denney road are to be removed, replaced with a frontage road.
Continuous third southbound lane from Denney (if not Allen and therefore OR 10) to OR 99W.
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Re: OR 217/ORH 144 widening/aux. lane expansion
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 01:15:36 AM »

Note to self: Get photos of 217 along this stretch, plus the interchanges, before construction. There's a lingering button copy sign EB on Allen at the onramp to 217 NB that will not likely survive construction.

Also, I would imagine they keep the exit number southbound as 2B because that's the least impactful change. Although they could renumber 2A to 2, Denney NB from 3 to 3B, Allen Blvd. NB from 2B to 3A, and the new combo exit gets 3 SB.

Finally, I remember a news story when I was a kid on KATU IIRC about how ODOT misspelled "Denney" on one of the two SB BGSs as "Denny", and that they were going to fix it. Anyone else remember that? I really wish I knew when that was and that I could go hunt down a photo of the signs. I think it happened before 217 got exit numbers c. 1995.
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Re: OR 217/ORH 144 widening/aux. lane expansion
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 11:16:13 PM »

Finally, I remember a news story when I was a kid on KATU IIRC about how ODOT misspelled "Denney" on one of the two SB BGSs as "Denny", and that they were going to fix it. Anyone else remember that? I really wish I knew when that was and that I could go hunt down a photo of the signs. I think it happened before 217 got exit numbers c. 1995.

Perhaps the project manager was from Seattle. We have plenty of Denny-related stuff here (Denny Way, Denny Park, Denny Triangle, Denny Hall, Denny's Knoll).

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Re: OR 217/ORH 144 widening/aux. lane expansion
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 07:54:36 AM »

Note to self: Get photos of 217 along this stretch, plus the interchanges, before construction. There's a lingering button copy sign EB on Allen at the onramp to 217 NB that will not likely survive construction.

Also, I would imagine they keep the exit number southbound as 2B because that's the least impactful change. Although they could renumber 2A to 2, Denney NB from 3 to 3B, Allen Blvd. NB from 2B to 3A, and the new combo exit gets 3 SB.

Finally, I remember a news story when I was a kid on KATU IIRC about how ODOT misspelled "Denney" on one of the two SB BGSs as "Denny", and that they were going to fix it. Anyone else remember that? I really wish I knew when that was and that I could go hunt down a photo of the signs. I think it happened before 217 got exit numbers c. 1995.

Grab the sign before it is too late?
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