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DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« on: August 07, 2010, 07:52:24 AM »

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So do you know if the I-95/I-295 BGS under L'Enfant Promenade is still there?

I got down there on Wednesday and yes, they're still there.  I also noticed the "District of Columbia" I-395 trailblazer on eastbound D St SW at 9th St SW is still there, though other I-395 trailblazer signs at that intersection are neutered.
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DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 12:38:31 PM »

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So do you know if the I-95/I-295 BGS under L'Enfant Promenade is still there?

I got down there on Wednesday and yes, they're still there.  I also noticed the "District of Columbia" I-395 trailblazer on eastbound D St SW at 9th St SW is still there, though other I-395 trailblazer signs at that intersection are neutered.

Glad to hear it's still there, along with the district named I-395 trailblazers! Thanks for checking up on them!
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DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 03:35:02 PM »

Yes, including those.  Note the exit numbers, which didn't exist before the sign changeover.


Exit numbers??  Exit numbers??  In D.C?  Cool.

That said - I'm about to go off-topic, but I'm new, so if you must yell, yell gently: 

If anyone on this forum has any pull with the DC DOT, would they please get them to do something about the signage leading from K Street NW to I-66? It's always been bad, but in the past I've managed to find my way. Last time I was in Washington, maybe the fourth time I've ever tried to do that, I somehow got onto E Street eastbound*, turned around (thinking it would head back the way it came, but no....) and ended up on the Whitehurst. At least I know my way around DC enough that I knew the Whitehurst would get me to Key Bridge so no harm done. But sheesh!

*There's a point at which one has to choose between E Street and...NOTHING. I'm guessing there used to be an I-66 West sign where there's nothing now. Since at the decision point before that one there was a sign saying E Street and Theodore Roosevelt Bridge** (the I-66 bridge), I figured, okay, I'll keep following E Street.

**Actually, it didn't say "Theodore Roosevelt Bridge," but "TR Bridge." Without periods even. Soooooo helpful. And it was a pretty small sign.
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DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 05:39:11 PM »

It's been awhile since I was on E Street, but I'm pretty sure the signs you ask for exist before you get to the split.
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DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 07:32:19 PM »

E Street wasn't the issue:  try finding your way from K Street westbound to 66.  At least every time I've done it it was a quiet weekend afternoon.  There are some places where you have very short (or no) notice of turns.  And this last time (three weeks ago, I think) something was missing because I've never gone off onto E Street before like that.

Back on topic:  I love Alps' Roads!
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DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010, 08:06:19 AM »

How about the signage from secret I-695 (?) to DC 295? The first sign says "TO DC 295/Pennsylvania Avenue" and thereafter no more mention of DC 295. Miss the exit because you didn't figure that Pennsylvania Avenue goes to DC 295? Well, here's a lovely parting gift in the form of a tour of Anacostia.

I kind of want to make a "DC is horrible" thread now that I know I'm not the only one who finds it bletcherous...
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DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 08:23:20 AM »

There's trailblazers as you continue towards Pennsylvania Ave, but it'll all be a moot point anyway in a couple years when the 11th St Bridge project is completed.
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Re: DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 08:29:07 PM »

Apparently, the long-been-an-error US 29 signs at Dupont Circle are in the process of being removed...
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Re: DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 08:48:22 PM »

any actually old DC-US 29 shields about to receive the axe?

I hope they don't take down the horrifically erroneous I-95 shields that point to completely the wrong direction to connect to alignments long since discarded from the to-build list.
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Re: DC Signage [was Re: Alps' Roads UPDATE!]
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010, 10:08:27 AM »

DDOT recently posted a few photos of the Barney Circle interchange construction on their Flickr feed.  Of note is this original photo, dated September 15, 1970, which shows an I-295 shield inside a "Your Highway Taxes At Work" sign.  It appears that the state name used in this example is D.C. instead of the earlier DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
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