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 on: Today at 12:48:43 AM 
Started by WillWeaverRVA - Last post by Evan_Th
So why is VA 33 separate from US 33 in the first place?

 on: Today at 12:31:26 AM 
Started by KCRoadFan - Last post by lepidopteran
In Maryland, there are a lot of these within a relatively small area.
  • Greenbelt Rd. (Route 193) runs through Greenbelt
  • Crofton Parkway circles Crofton
  • Gambrills Rd.
  • Crownsville Rd.
  • Odenton Rd., but it's not really the town's main artery in either direction.
  • Millersville Rd.
  • Pasadena Rd.
  • Ferndale Rd.
  • Marriottsville Rd.
Zipping on over to Michigan, in suburban Detroit, Oak Park Blvd. runs through the suburb of the same name.

 on: Today at 12:14:06 AM 
Started by Tom89t - Last post by lepidopteran
This one always intrigued me -- A twin 5-segment setup on a single mast:
Look at this one in Toledo.
If you go back a few years, before they made the switch to black heads with backplates (they seem to be replacing them all over the state), they old yellow signal heads were the same way.  One shown is a doghouse, but I think that was originally an inline-5 like the others as well.

 on: Today at 12:06:14 AM 
Started by Mergingtraffic - Last post by jp the roadgeek
This state is slow in passing or improving anything, unless itís a new revenue generating tool like a tax or an automated road pirate device.  The roads are 1950ís infrastructure at best, with speed limits that were set in the 1970ís when cars had inferior technology compared to todayís standards.  There are many main roads in my town with a draconian 25 MPH speed limit that are straight and could easily support a 35 or 40 MPH limit; this includes state roads.  And intersections are so antiquated with no turn lanes that if one car gets too far to the right to make a left hand turn, the intersection will back up for over a half a mile.  But yeah, letís collect that dough on those ridiculously low speed limits and people getting caught in intersections trying to make impossible turns due to no arrows or lanes and do nothing about it.

 on: Today at 12:05:44 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by pderocco
Since ADOT knew that the end of AZ 95 was going to be at the bridge with no state owned (in this case, Caltrans) connection to I-40, why on earth did ADOT not take the opportunity to renumber that stretch from the bridge to AZ 68/NV 163 to, say, AZ 295?! Especially since, at the same time, ADOT renumbered US 89 between US 60 and AZ 77 to AZ 79?
What about renumbering it as AZ-68?

Of course, this is water long since under the bridge.

 on: Today at 12:02:10 AM 
Started by andy3175 - Last post by pderocco
Further south and east of the Sierra on CA 136 near Lone Pine:


Los Angeles apparently isn't stealing enough of their water.

 on: June 08, 2023, 11:58:31 PM 
Started by kernals12 - Last post by pderocco
As has been mentioned, the US 44 expressway is relatively recent. I donít think it goes as far west as 495, and isnít even four lanes in parts. It could become a bona fide expressway, but I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

Maybe not soon, but I think it will happen, as the area's population increases. There's plenty of ROW along the super 2 for doubling it up, including diamonds at the current traffic lights, and it's almost as flat as a board. Combine that with the long-imagined flyover at the Middleborough rotary, and it would be full freeway from I-495 to MA-3.

 on: June 08, 2023, 11:41:36 PM 
Started by JREwing78 - Last post by Terry Shea
Quick question, has any new route number been officially announced for the rebuilt route? I presume an Interstate designation would obviously no longer apply.
(I'm sorry, I'd go through the thread but it's pretty long, figured someone here's been paying closer attention could probably answer faster)

M-666? :)

 on: June 08, 2023, 11:39:40 PM 
Started by MDOTFanFB - Last post by Terry Shea
If anything I-75 divides more than I-375 does. Capping I-75 would be wonderful it would connect downtown and midtown. I-375 has Lafayette Park east of it and downtown west of it. It'll be nice when I-375 is removed though but capping I-75 should be done as well. I would love to see I-75 in Detroit like I-5 is going through Seattle.
I'm sorry, but I don't see anything good about removing I-375 and replacing it with a boulevard.  Presently it provides easy, free flowing access to Comerica Park, Ford Field, Greektown Casino, The Renaissance Center, the tunnel to Canada, the waterfront, etc.  I see no reason for a 6-lane surface street which will just cause more congestion.  If they're going to tear it down, just turn it into a massive parking lot for $10/day or something.

 on: June 08, 2023, 11:38:06 PM 
Started by Tom89t - Last post by Hobart
I definitely prefer mast-arm signals to be mounted on brackets, I think signals hanging on a chain looks a bit lazy, and they blow around too much.

That said, agencies do sometimes make a mess of bracket-mounted mast-arm signals. That Illinois signal above and, to a lesser extent, the NJ signal posted by roadman65, aren't particularly pleasing to look at. The exposed wiring in the NJ example, and the leftover mounting equipment in the Illinois example, aren't great, though I prefer the location of the signal now at that Illinois example; before it looks a bit awkward hanging that low.

In whatever way it may be applicable, I think more agencies should take a page out of Japan's design manual; the horizontal signals may be odious to some, but I'll be damned if the installations aren't super tidy: https://goo.gl/maps/VQ3rEmrWx4tBi4637. I do wish more post-mounted signals were used, though.

Give me that with the Minnesota style right and left hand supplementals, and it'd be great. Honestly, New Mexico is probably the closest there is right now to that.

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