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#41
Mid-Atlantic / Re: Virginia
Last post by jb_va23 - July 11, 2024, 09:52:53 PM
Quote from: Mapmikey on July 11, 2024, 09:34:29 PM
Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on July 11, 2024, 01:40:27 PMI'm really confused. The action meeting agenda for next week's CTB meeting refers to a proposal to add a segment of VA 288 to the primary system. Apparently somehow the portion of VA 288 in Powhatan County was never added to the primary system? I can't find any details about that.

I have a theory on this.  Unfortunately, the new CTB minutes search site doesn't seem to work at all - here it is if anyone wants to try it: https://ctb.virginia.gov/meetings-news/agendas-and-meeting-minutes/agenda-and-meeting-minutes-archive/

The old search site does not seem to work through webarchive...

Anyway, per Kozel's site, VA 288 was initially approved on a routing that did not enter Powhatan County.  Only later did it change to include Powhatan County.

The August 1969 CTB placed the original routing into the primary system - see pg. 25 here: https://ctb.virginia.gov/media/ctb/meeting-archives/meeting-archive-before-2001/ctb-archives-pdf/CTB-08-1969-01.PDF

When they adjusted that routing to the current routing in 1988, they made no mention/adjustment to the primary system.  Thus Powhatan County was never given its VA 288 mileage in the primary system.  See starting on pg. 4 at https://ctb.virginia.gov/media/ctb/meeting-archives/meeting-archive-before-2001/ctb-archives-pdf/CTB-08-1988-01.PDF

This is interesting but if I had to guess I would say that this theory is correct. I just wonder how it got missed, but also why all of the sudden in 2024 does it come to be something on the CTB agenda? That is the more puzzling part to me.
#42
Off-Topic / Re: Minor things that bother y...
Last post by formulanone - July 11, 2024, 09:38:18 PM
Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 10, 2024, 09:37:47 PMWhen web sites give you an error message before you've even typed anything.



I've had something similar. "Type in your email address"

Me: f (...still typing)

* please use a valid format!

But, but...
#43
Mid-Atlantic / Re: Virginia
Last post by Mapmikey - July 11, 2024, 09:34:29 PM
Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on July 11, 2024, 01:40:27 PMI'm really confused. The action meeting agenda for next week's CTB meeting refers to a proposal to add a segment of VA 288 to the primary system. Apparently somehow the portion of VA 288 in Powhatan County was never added to the primary system? I can't find any details about that.

I have a theory on this.  Unfortunately, the new CTB minutes search site doesn't seem to work at all - here it is if anyone wants to try it: https://ctb.virginia.gov/meetings-news/agendas-and-meeting-minutes/agenda-and-meeting-minutes-archive/

The old search site does not seem to work through webarchive...

Anyway, per Kozel's site, VA 288 was initially approved on a routing that did not enter Powhatan County.  Only later did it change to include Powhatan County.

The August 1969 CTB placed the original routing into the primary system - see pg. 25 here: https://ctb.virginia.gov/media/ctb/meeting-archives/meeting-archive-before-2001/ctb-archives-pdf/CTB-08-1969-01.PDF

When they adjusted that routing to the current routing in 1988, they made no mention/adjustment to the primary system.  Thus Powhatan County was never given its VA 288 mileage in the primary system.  See starting on pg. 4 at https://ctb.virginia.gov/media/ctb/meeting-archives/meeting-archive-before-2001/ctb-archives-pdf/CTB-08-1988-01.PDF
#44
Northeast / Re: Connecticut News
Last post by MikeTheActuary - July 11, 2024, 09:32:12 PM
Remember that I-91 exits 39 and 41 used to be complete interchanges, before exit 40 was redesigned.  Given Connecticut's tradition of being the land of steady habits, and how heated some folks along I-95 get when the possibility of getting rid of "their" exits is discussed in the name of bringing I-95 closer to modern design, I can see ConnDOT deciding to use the "Exit 39 & 41" / "Exit 41 & 39" labels to appease any constituent grumpiness, etc.

We're probably far enough along in history that they could have simplified the exit designations awhile ago, but inertia is a thing.

(However, in local traffic reporting, and on VMS messages, they are just "Exit 39" and "Exit 41".)
#45
Central States / Re: Kansas
Last post by roadman65 - July 11, 2024, 09:29:39 PM
Part of K-2 to be closed in Barber County for a year.
https://www.ksdot.gov/Assets/wwwksdotorg/District-Five/PDF_Files/PressReleases2024/2BarberBridgeRelease.pdf

The detour planned will be 28 miles long where only a four mile segment of the route will be closed.
#46
Off-Topic / Re: Random Thoughts
Last post by Big John - July 11, 2024, 09:13:06 PM
Quote from: vdeane on July 11, 2024, 08:55:36 PM
Quote from: CNGL-Leudimin on July 11, 2024, 02:51:07 PMIn fact I believe all of that crossword is just A.
How does that work as far as accuracy is concerned.  It's route 7A, not just A.  Maybe there's some county route somewhere is Wisconsin that's a series of As, but not around Bennington!
Oneida St (Green Bay/Ashwaubenon) in County AAA, the most letters allowed.
#47
Northeast / Re: Connecticut News
Last post by vdeane - July 11, 2024, 09:10:11 PM
Quote from: MikeTheActuary on July 11, 2024, 03:37:52 PM(I wonder if they'll take this resigning to simplify that to just "Exit 41" for a couple of years.)
That would be logical.  When I saw those exit signs, I was assuming some weird braided ramp setup.  Nope.  Just a half interchange and a quarter interchange with an interchange that serves a different route in the middle, with movements between exits 39 and 41 requiring local roads.  Sorry ConnDOT, but literally any other state would just sign exit 39 NB and exit 41 SB.
#48
General Highway Talk / Re: Road diets / closures you'...
Last post by Max Rockatansky - July 11, 2024, 09:09:25 PM
I prefer my road diet consist of unsurfaced and mountainous stuff...

#49
Mid-South / Re: I-14 in Texas
Last post by ski-man - July 11, 2024, 09:09:11 PM
Quote from: armadillo speedbump on July 04, 2024, 07:32:07 PMThe southern and center options really don't do much for Houston-BCS traffic south of Conroe, those are pretty well covered now by the aggy Toolway and 290.

You sure do show your ineptness and lack of class with this sentence. Take your views of A&M to an athletics board. I guess making fun of a high class university makes you feel better for all your insecurities and lack of superiority to that school. You probably did not even go to UT, who uses those terms.
#50
Off-Topic / Re: Share your Spotify/Apple/A...
Last post by FightingIrish - July 11, 2024, 09:03:29 PM

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