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Re: NYC Roads
« Reply #1025 on: October 06, 2021, 03:16:15 PM »

Well this is certainly welcoming news:

https://www.amny.com/transit/city-rolls-back-fifth-ave-busway/

It’s a breath of fresh air in cloud of ridiculously anti car bullshit.
No it's not, that was a good proposal.
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« Reply #1026 on: October 10, 2021, 12:48:47 PM »

The signs saying trucks over a certain height need to exit onto Astoria appear to have been removed.  Is that still there in some regulation even if it's not signed?  Believe it or not, allowing commercial vehicles on select sections of parkways is not completely unprecedented.  The Lake Ontario State Parkway used to allow them in Orleans County, for example, at least until the pavement deteriorated.

I used to go over the Triboro a few times a week both before and after. There is no longer any reference to the parkway's max height until it's too late to exit, though the old pull-throughs had the clearances listed: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7716522,-73.9190935,3a,24.9y,131.07h,86.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBimcf42zrb2dZwfMv4wQSA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

There's also a VMS on the bridge that says simply, "TRUCKS ALLOWED RFK TO I278/BQE"
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« Reply #1027 on: October 10, 2021, 10:20:50 PM »

One thing to keep in mind is that there was a project a couple of years ago to increase the clearances under those bridges - hence why they aren't signed anymore.  I'm not sure exactly how they did it, though.
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Re: NYC Roads
« Reply #1028 on: October 10, 2021, 10:31:47 PM »

It doesn't look like they did anything except take down the height limit signs. Streetview comparisons doesn't so any obvious structural changes to the bridges or roadway itself.
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Re: NYC Roads
« Reply #1029 on: October 10, 2021, 11:48:56 PM »

It doesn't look like they did anything except take down the height limit signs. Streetview comparisons doesn't so any obvious structural changes to the bridges or roadway itself.
Roadway was dug out more.

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Re: NYC Roads
« Reply #1030 on: November 25, 2021, 11:15:07 AM »

Happy Thanksgiving, American roadgeeks!

Looking at Google Maps traffic, I-278 is closed this morning from the Brooklyn end of the VNB to 7 Av both ways and again from Industry City to the Carey BBT.  Why?
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Re: NYC Roads
« Reply #1031 on: November 25, 2021, 01:06:14 PM »

Happy Thanksgiving, American roadgeeks!

Looking at Google Maps traffic, I-278 is closed this morning from the Brooklyn end of the VNB to 7 Av both ways and again from Industry City to the Carey BBT.  Why?
That appears to be the HOV lane, not the I-278 mainline.
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« Reply #1032 on: November 25, 2021, 05:04:24 PM »

Happy Thanksgiving, American roadgeeks!

Looking at Google Maps traffic, I-278 is closed this morning from the Brooklyn end of the VNB to 7 Av both ways and again from Industry City to the Carey BBT.  Why?
That appears to be the HOV lane, not the I-278 mainline.

I should've zoomed in with my mouse roller.  [blush]

A logical closure.
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Re: NYC Roads
« Reply #1033 on: Today at 11:45:04 AM »

Why does the MTA have coverings on all suspender cables for bridges like the Verrazano, the Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and even the RFK? Yet the Verrazano has some suspenders without them.
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« Reply #1034 on: Today at 04:45:29 PM »

Why does the MTA have coverings on all suspender cables for bridges like the Verrazano, the Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and even the RFK? Yet the Verrazano has some suspenders without them.
Ice protection.

 


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