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#31
Northeast / Re: New Cape Cod Canal bridges
Last post by Rothman - Today at 11:52:24 AM
Quote from: webny99 on Today at 09:37:15 AM^ Maybe it has, but I doubt it considering it hasn't been mentioned in any official capacity here.
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When you've read the project development docs, let us know.
#32
General Highway Talk / Re: Freeway entrance signage p...
Last post by bing101 - Today at 11:38:20 AM
CA-244 Sacramento this is mainly identified as a ramp for CA-51 aka Business 80 and I-80 interchange. Locals identify this as the Auburn Blvd exit and entrance ramp.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Route_244



#33
General Highway Talk / Re: Big Changes coming for Mr ...
Last post by jpi - Today at 11:33:16 AM
This is now Facebook official, and I have submitted my 30-day notice  :nod:
#34
Northeast / Re: New Cape Cod Canal bridges
Last post by DJStephens - Today at 11:29:26 AM
Quote from: bluecountry on July 18, 2024, 12:35:51 PMHow come I-195 or I-495 do not extend over the bridge?
Design - the bridges were likely designed in the late twenties, and constructed in the early thirties.  As a kid, do remember viewing the dates, mounted on plaques in the super structure, of like 1933 or 1934.   Narrow lanes, may be ten feet in width.  Steep approaches.  No shoulders.   Sidewalks directly adjacent to the driving lanes, with a high curb.   In no way, shape or form, does the current bridges conform to Interstate standards.   The Model T, or "flivver" was in production until 1927, so the design was frankly for vehicles like them.   
#35
Off-Topic / Re: Random Thoughts
Last post by formulanone - Today at 10:59:54 AM
Quote from: Max Rockatansky on July 19, 2024, 01:47:35 PM"CrowdStrike" sounds like the name of a super terrorist organization that would fit into the plot of modern Daniel Craig 007 movies.

The Butcher of Bakersfield
#36
Traffic Control / Re: Traffic signal
Last post by mrsman - Today at 10:23:07 AM
Quote from: jeffandnicole on Today at 08:49:40 AM
Quote from: mrsman on Today at 07:58:18 AM
Quote from: Big John on July 19, 2024, 06:24:29 PM
Quote from: roadman65 on July 19, 2024, 06:19:28 PMhttps://maps.app.goo.gl/2QMWwE3KUdHJDoVBA

Here one in Perth Amboy, NJ to show movements of the two merging area by using green arrows instead of the usual green ball.
with RYG pedestrian signals and a conflicting right green arrow with the pedestrian signal being green.

There are tons of MUTCD violations out there.  And there are tons of old signals that do not meet the current standards.  But this should be updated because of the safety implications you raise.  And the exit sign from 440 that leads to this is pretty horrible too.

So at minimum, the pedestrian RYG should be updated to normal pedestrian signals and the right turn green arrow should be updated to a right turn FYA. And a sign indicating no right turn from the off-ramp onto Amboy Ave.

In NJ, other than one location, NJDOT doesn't use the FYA, so that would be off the table. They could switch to a green ball and be fine though.

Sure. That would work.  They need to emphasize that left turns are not allowed from that side of the intersection.  There is a no left turn sign, but it needs to be more prominent. Also, in some places, a no left turn is emphasized like this:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0763798,-118.2921593,3a,30y,88.56h,85.85t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1soEn2bXSD7HfjuMwKH-hbYQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DoEn2bXSD7HfjuMwKH-hbYQ%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.share%26w%3D900%26h%3D600%26yaw%3D88.55711537178665%26pitch%3D4.151893736519597%26thumbfov%3D90!7i16384!8i8192?coh=205410&entry=ttu

The left most signal has a green straight arrow instead of a green ball. 

So back at the signal in Perth Amoboy, they can leave the green straight arrow for the signal near the big Amboy Ave sign, and replace all of the right arrow / straight arrow combinations with a green ball.  Yes, that would work just as well and be a much cheaper replacement.
#37
Off-Topic / Re: Minor things that bother y...
Last post by Big John - Today at 10:21:12 AM
Quote from: hotdogPi on Today at 09:03:35 AMThe images in this article are ridiculous. Who wants Ritz Stialiure Crakens, Ritz Sirunds Dopaners, Ritz Taripry Euscicess, Ritz Expclaess, or even Rizz or Riizz?

https://discover.texasrealfood.com/food-shelf-life/ritz-crackers
Or more broadly, most A.I. art.
#38
General Highway Talk / Re: Freeway entrance signage p...
Last post by andrepoiy - Today at 10:17:43 AM
Ontario does this on Highway 409 Eastbound:
#39
Off-Topic / Re: Minor things that bother y...
Last post by webny99 - Today at 10:10:02 AM
  • Google Maps' description of "fuel-efficient routes". It reads "Fuel-efficient routes usually have fewer hills, less traffic, and constant speeds. That's just entirely and veritably untrue. In practice, the vast majority of fuel-efficient routes suggested by Google are the exact opposite of those things: they have more hills, more traffic, and less consistent speeds, and make up for all of that with shorter mileage. Google's description assumes the routes are equal distance but that's hardly ever the case, especially when  a freeway route and non-freeway route are comparable time-wise.
#40
Off-Topic / Re: How much cash do you usual...
Last post by andrepoiy - Today at 09:55:34 AM
I keep a $90 in "paper" money and an unknown amount (but a good amount) of coins - mainly because I frequent a lot of Chinese businesses that are typically cash-only, or give 10-20% discounts if you pay by cash.


Also, if anyone is interested, there is a currency tracking website (where essentially you put in the bill's serial number, and you mark the bill so that the next person who noticies the marking can update the bill's location). For CAD, it's "https://whereswilly.com/" and for USD it's "https://wheresgeorge.com/". I'm quite the prolific whereswilly user :)

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