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storm2k:

--- Quote from: artmalk on January 19, 2023, 07:43:36 AM ---
--- Quote from: roadman65 on January 19, 2023, 05:18:12 AM ---https://goo.gl/maps/AkchD7dwXDprRGw66
Found an old Milemarker in Springfield from when NJ 124 was NJ 24. It looks like NJDOT forgot about it and itís still there to this day stating at Phillipsburg was once the zero mm for the route.

Even as late as the 1980s, these signs were still being used for mile posts until the word mile ( and now the route number)was added.

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I wish NJDOT would post "Historic Route 24" signs along all of its old alignment west of Morristown.


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I've wanted this for years. I even created a mockup of a potential one a while ago:

roadman65:

--- Quote from: NJRoadfan on February 01, 2023, 04:00:24 PM ---If I recall, NJ-71 itself is an older alignment of what is now NJ-35 in the area.

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Or its predecessor.  I believe NJ 35 was NJ 4 once upon a time.

storm2k:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on February 02, 2023, 04:09:12 PM ---
--- Quote from: NJRoadfan on February 01, 2023, 04:00:24 PM ---If I recall, NJ-71 itself is an older alignment of what is now NJ-35 in the area.

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Or its predecessor.  I believe NJ 35 was NJ 4 once upon a time.

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Correct, 35 was the original Rt 4 that was the gateway to the shore. When it was rerouted, what was 4 became 4N which is today's 71.

artmalk:








That sign would be perfect!

--- Quote from: storm2k on February 01, 2023, 05:32:59 PM ---
--- Quote from: artmalk on January 19, 2023, 07:43:36 AM ---
--- Quote from: roadman65 on January 19, 2023, 05:18:12 AM ---https://goo.gl/maps/AkchD7dwXDprRGw66
Found an old Milemarker in Springfield from when NJ 124 was NJ 24. It looks like NJDOT forgot about it and itís still there to this day stating at Phillipsburg was once the zero mm for the route.

Even as late as the 1980s, these signs were still being used for mile posts until the word mile ( and now the route number)was added.

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I wish NJDOT would post "Historic Route 24" signs along all of its old alignment west of Morristown.


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I've wanted this for years. I even created a mockup of a potential one a while ago:



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Alps:

--- Quote from: famartin on February 01, 2023, 07:35:06 AM ---
--- Quote from: roadman65 on February 01, 2023, 01:17:39 AM ---Has anyone ever contacted NJDOT about the missing trailblazers in both Asbury Park and Belmar along Route 71?

Here is SB Main at Eighth where Route 71 SB turns right onto Eighth to head west.
https://goo.gl/maps/3u7k5GJeUCbmXXpy5
No shields informing SB motorists of the right turn at all.

https://goo.gl/maps/RkHxJSWj8SbVpUTW8
Now travel west on Eighth and no mention Route 71 SB turns left here either onto Route 35.


Now letís go north on Route 71.

https://goo.gl/maps/f9s8iWLG1VpX7nNAA
EB Eighth in Belmar at Main where no shields direct traffic to the left as Route 71 turns left from Eighth.


https://goo.gl/maps/jL7nPQ9R6ci16Sth6
This is NB on Main in Asbury Park. No shields to inform northbound motorists the route turns east on Deal Lake.

https://goo.gl/maps/E9PNYV61AgKGCpsp7
Then once again no signage to point out Route 71 NB turns left at the light on to Norwood Avenue.

This is got to be the worst state maintained route to follow outside of DC.

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When I toured 71 back in 2018, I tried to grab photos of at least 1 reassurance in each direction in every municipality, but several towns completely lacked them. The new mile markers help and as already mentioned, so do the traffic light blades.

71 is a relatively rare relic of olden times in NJ, where the road mostly exists on existing streets instead of being realigned to something more modern constructed by the state.

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Ignoring tiny things like 13 and 59: 5, 7, 17 south end, 26, 27, 28, 31 Trenton, 33 Hightstown and Trenton, 40/50 plex, 41, 44, 45, 47, 49, 53... it goes on.

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