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famartin:

--- Quote from: Crown Victoria on June 25, 2022, 08:50:16 AM ---
--- Quote from: 74/171FAN on June 25, 2022, 07:14:21 AM ---As a note, as of Wednesday night, mile markers have been placed for US 22 along US 22/US 322 from PA 34 near Newport (I do not think I saw any west of here.) to I-81.  The numbers also seemed to have been corrected from the previous erroneous ones near I-81.

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Wouldn't it make more sense to use mile markers for US 322 (especially if the end goal is to place them all the way to Potters Mills and eventually to State College)?

Ordinarily US 22 takes precedence along the concurrency, but the majority of the long-distance traffic on that freeway is using US 322 to/from Centre County and beyond.

If US 22 mile markers are used east of Lewistown and US 322 used its own west of there, travelers following US 322 would see the mile markers repeat for about 25 miles or so in either direction, which could cause confusion.

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Fair, but if used by current standards (including the US 22 shield on the MM), that should lessen the problem.

cl94:

--- Quote from: Crown Victoria on June 25, 2022, 08:50:16 AM ---
--- Quote from: 74/171FAN on June 25, 2022, 07:14:21 AM ---As a note, as of Wednesday night, mile markers have been placed for US 22 along US 22/US 322 from PA 34 near Newport (I do not think I saw any west of here.) to I-81.  The numbers also seemed to have been corrected from the previous erroneous ones near I-81.

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Wouldn't it make more sense to use mile markers for US 322 (especially if the end goal is to place them all the way to Potters Mills and eventually to State College)?

Ordinarily US 22 takes precedence along the concurrency, but the majority of the long-distance traffic on that freeway is using US 322 to/from Centre County and beyond.

If US 22 mile markers are used east of Lewistown and US 322 used its own west of there, travelers following US 322 would see the mile markers repeat for about 25 miles or so in either direction, which could cause confusion.

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There's also the little issue of ADHS corridors here. Corridor M follows 22, not 322, and the corridor takes precedence for some things. Allegedly, 22 will eventually be 4-laned between Duncansville and Lewistown, which would make that the preferred long-distance route to Pittsburgh.

Crown Victoria:

--- Quote from: cl94 on June 25, 2022, 09:31:50 PM ---
--- Quote from: Crown Victoria on June 25, 2022, 08:50:16 AM ---
--- Quote from: 74/171FAN on June 25, 2022, 07:14:21 AM ---As a note, as of Wednesday night, mile markers have been placed for US 22 along US 22/US 322 from PA 34 near Newport (I do not think I saw any west of here.) to I-81.  The numbers also seemed to have been corrected from the previous erroneous ones near I-81.

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Wouldn't it make more sense to use mile markers for US 322 (especially if the end goal is to place them all the way to Potters Mills and eventually to State College)?

Ordinarily US 22 takes precedence along the concurrency, but the majority of the long-distance traffic on that freeway is using US 322 to/from Centre County and beyond.

If US 22 mile markers are used east of Lewistown and US 322 used its own west of there, travelers following US 322 would see the mile markers repeat for about 25 miles or so in either direction, which could cause confusion.

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There's also the little issue of ADHS corridors here. Corridor M follows 22, not 322, and the corridor takes precedence for some things. Allegedly, 22 will eventually be 4-laned between Duncansville and Lewistown, which would make that the preferred long-distance route to Pittsburgh.

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Cost considerations aside, the best route from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh would still be the PA Turnpike, even with a fully 4-laned US 22. Indeed, even from Lewistown, the quickest route to Pittsburgh (at least currently) involves using US 322 to I-99 to US 22.

Also, PA doesn't put mile markers on non-freeways, unless you count the little white signs as such.

As far as Corridor M, most of the general public is probably unaware of US 22's status as such.

Taking all of this into account, I still think the Harrisburg-State College freeway corridor is best signed with US 322 mile markers. In the end, though, any mile markers, whether for US 22 or US 322, are helpful.

74/171FAN:

--- Quote from: 74/171FAN on June 25, 2022, 07:14:21 AM ---As a note, as of Wednesday night, mile markers have been placed for US 22 along US 22/US 322 from PA 34 near Newport (I do not think I saw any west of here.) to I-81.  The numbers also seemed to have been corrected from the previous erroneous ones near I-81.

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I drove through here again last night and can clarify that they went as far west as PA 17.  It must have been a District 8 thing so it would make sense to end them at the Juniata-Perry County line.

74/171FAN:
(For PA 26 and PA 45) PennDOT - District 2 News: PennDOT Issues End-of-June Update for Route 26/Route 45 Intersection Job

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