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 on: Today at 04:09:24 PM 
Started by Dirt Roads - Last post by Bitmapped
PennDOT has done this with a bridge painting and rehab project on I-79 over the Ohio River at Neville Island. There have been a couple weekends where one direction or the other are closed to facilitate work being done.

 on: Today at 04:08:21 PM 
Started by kernals12 - Last post by SectorZ
495 isn't really a circumferential of Boston southeast of Foxborough, or arguably southeast of the Mass Pike.  It would be if a ton of traffic was generated from Cape Cod, but Cape Cod is quite decidedly not a dense urban core generating a massive amount of traffic.  It generates a good amount, yes, but not a ton. 495 does serve a good purpose in its southeastern reaches, though, providing access to a lot of populated areas in southeastern Mass. And 495 is a suitable enough number, as the majority of the highway serves as a bypass.  My point is that Boston, more or less, has 1 1/2 bypasses rather than 2. (Same with I-355 in Chicagoland; I'm hesitant to call that a bypass.) I'd be more inclined to call the southern half of 495 a bypass if there was a highway running south from Wareham or Cape Cod south across the ocean to, say, the Hamptons?  :-P

At one point, 495 was exclusively circumferential, ending at its current interchange at I-95 in Mansfield. IIRC, it wasn’t until the 1980s that it was extended to Taunton at MA-24 and then down to its terminus with MA-25 and I-195 in Wareham.
There are bridges on the east end of I-495 dated 1966, so I don't think this is accurate.

The far east end, between MA 24 and I-195, was already built as MA 25. It was re-numbered in the 80's at some point after 495 was built between I-95 and 24.

 on: Today at 03:51:41 PM 
Started by bing101 - Last post by triplemultiplex
Pretty remarkable to be affected by smoke from wildfires on opposite ends of Canada within weeks of each other.
At least it made for a dope full moon last weekend.

 on: Today at 03:49:11 PM 
Started by OCGuy81 - Last post by triplemultiplex
Now's your chance, Nashville!

 on: Today at 03:47:37 PM 
Started by briantroutman - Last post by bzakharin
The portion of Camden County New Jersey CR 644 known as Haddonfield Road, is occasionally signed Haddonfield-Sorrell Horse Road, e.g. here: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.964576,-75.0244155,3a,75y,58.08h,83.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWW57I0JFXex4o1xrLbpgCg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu. It's named after the Sorrel Horse Tavern (note the difference in spelling, though) which existed at the terminus of said road at US 130 into the 1950s or 1960s.

This was pretty hard to track down, what with the different spellings not matching and the dearth of acknowledgement that the road even has that name.

 on: Today at 03:41:56 PM 
Started by 1 - Last post by Jim
Rhode Island 146A in Slatersville.  April 26, 2014.

 on: Today at 03:41:37 PM 
Started by Bickendan - Last post by Kniwt
Anchorage Daily News reports that Denali Park Road will continue to be closed at Mile 43 until 2026.

The 92-mile road through Denali National Park and Preserve will remain closed near the halfway point for another three years due to newly discovered construction delays in the area of a treacherous landslide.

Park officials closed the Denali Park Road west of the Pretty Rocks Landslide in August 2021, saying it was no longer feasible to safely maintain. The road provides the only vehicular access into the 6-million-acre park. Buses carrying visitors into the park now turn around at Mile 43.

Road construction initially expected to wrap up in 2025 is now not expected to be complete until 2026. Park officials say the delay stems from a combination of a long winter that delayed the start of construction and the discovery that crews will need to extract more than two times as much clay as originally expected from the Pretty Rocks area.

The road began slumping in recent years at Mile 45 because of the landslide, which began moving more rapidly in 2014, amid increasing temperatures and heavy rainfall events.

 on: Today at 03:37:12 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by bzakharin
Camden County New Jersey CR 644 starts out as Grove Street in Haddonfield and Cherry Hill, then becomes Haddonfield Road after crossing NJ 70 in Cherry Hill. It continues under that name until it enters Pennsauken, at which point it's signed as Haddonfield-Sorrell Horse Road at traffic lights, but still Haddonfield Rd on regular blades. This ends after the interchange with NJ 90 after which it reverts to being just Haddonfield Road. I'm sure the intention was to sign Sorrell Horse all the way to the road's terminus at US 130 since it's named after the Sorrel Horse Tavern (note the difference in spelling, though) which existed at that intersection into the 1950s or 1960s.

 on: Today at 03:29:17 PM 
Started by mgk920 - Last post by triplemultiplex
Kenosha was able to annex its way across I-94 to keep it's population growth up for a while there, but now like it's neighbor just up the coast, they're hemmed in by other villages/cities.  Kind of interesting that Racine and Kenosha have basically switched population sizes in the last 50 years.  If not for Kenosha's aggressive annexations, that wouldn't have happened.

 on: Today at 03:26:34 PM 
Started by J Route Z - Last post by 1
Unpin, then?

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