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At-grade intersection on the Ohio Turnpike?

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Ellie:
Was driving the turnpike yesterday and noticed this: https://goo.gl/maps/GEZbGrcK7s8zoYfT9 an intersection with another road, with the other road having actual road markings and nothing to indicate you can't drive onto it. There's one on the other side of the freeway, too. Any ideas why these are a thing?

1995hoo:
Notice the gate off to the right and the salt dome across the highway to the left. It's service vehicle access. Salt trucks/plows can use those ramps to cross the overpass to and from the salt dome. The ramp on the side where the salt dome is has a gate as well that you can see if you move the Street View image to the road that crosses the overpass.

Ellie:

--- Quote from: 1995hoo on August 10, 2022, 03:11:34 PM ---Notice the gate off to the right and the salt dome across the highway to the left. It's service vehicle access. Salt trucks/plows can use those ramps to cross the overpass to and from the salt dome. The ramp on the side where the salt dome is has a gate as well that you can see if you move the Street View image to the road that crosses the overpass.

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Ah, that makes sense. Couldn't read what the gates said.

Still a bit surprised there wasn't any signage for them on the freeway itself.

NWI_Irish96:

--- Quote from: 1995hoo on August 10, 2022, 03:11:34 PM ---Notice the gate off to the right and the salt dome across the highway to the left. It's service vehicle access. Salt trucks/plows can use those ramps to cross the overpass to and from the salt dome. The ramp on the side where the salt dome is has a gate as well that you can see if you move the Street View image to the road that crosses the overpass.

--- End quote ---

Indiana Toll Road has the same thing, though they have "Official Vehicles Only" signs posted and don't rely solely on the gates to stop thru traffic.

peterj920:

--- Quote from: Ellie on August 10, 2022, 03:13:46 PM ---
--- Quote from: 1995hoo on August 10, 2022, 03:11:34 PM ---Notice the gate off to the right and the salt dome across the highway to the left. It's service vehicle access. Salt trucks/plows can use those ramps to cross the overpass to and from the salt dome. The ramp on the side where the salt dome is has a gate as well that you can see if you move the Street View image to the road that crosses the overpass.

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Ah, that makes sense. Couldn't read what the gates said.

Still a bit surprised there wasn't any signage for them on the freeway itself.

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There’s signage on the turnpike. It has a truck.

https://goo.gl/maps/YcGhpFPN2XaeNeB66

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