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 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.

 on: June 08, 2023, 11:12:21 PM 
Started by papaT10932 - Last post by Rothman
Updating my very old list.  I'm up to 272, now:

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Acadia National Park
Adams National Historical Park
African Burial Ground National Monument
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Antietam National Battlefield
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Arches National Park
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Assateague Island National Seashore
Badlands National Park
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Big Bend National Park
Big Cypress National Preserve
Biscayne National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
Blue Ridge Parkway
Bluestone National Scenic River
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Boston National Historical Park
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canaveral National Seashore
Canyonlands National Park
Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Capitol Reef National Park
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument
Catoctin Mountain Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park
Chamizal National Memorial
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
City of Rocks National Reserve
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Colonial National Historical Park
Colorado National Monument
Congaree National Park
Constitution Gardens
Crater Lake National Park
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Preserve
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
De Soto National Memorial
Death Valley National Park
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Devils Postpile National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Dry Tortugas National Park
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Everglades National Park
Federal Hall National Memorial
Fire Island National Seashore
First Ladies National Historic Site
First State National Historical Park
Flight 93 National Memorial
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Fort Larned National Historic Site
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine
Fort Monroe National Monument
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Washington Park
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Gateway Arch National Park
Gateway National Recreation Area
Gauley River National Recreation Area
General Grant National Memorial
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Gettysburg National Military Park
Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier National Park
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Historical Park
Governors Island National Monument
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Great Basin National Park
Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Greenbelt Park
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Haleakalā National Park
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Hampton National Historic Site
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
Homestead National Historical Park
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hot Springs National Park
Hovenweep National Monument
Independence National Historical Park
Indiana Dunes National Park
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve
Jewel Cave National Monument
John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Lowell National Historical Park
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Mammoth Cave National Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Manzanar National Historic Site
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Mesa Verde National Park
Middle Delaware National Scenic River
Minidoka National Historic Site
Minute Man National Historical Park
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Missouri National Recreational River
Mojave National Preserve
Monocacy National Battlefield
Moores Creek National Battlefield
Morristown National Historical Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Muir Woods National Monument
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
Natchez Trace Parkway
National Capital Parks
National Mall
Natural Bridges National Monument
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
New River Gorge National Park and Reserve
Niobrara National Scenic River
North Cascades National Park
Obed Wild and Scenic River
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
Olympic National Park
Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Preserve (one unit)
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Pearl Harbor National Memorial
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Petersburg National Battlefield
Petrified Forest National Park
Petroglyph National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument
Piscataway Park
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Poverty Point National Monument
Prince William Forest Park
Pullman National Historical Park
Redwood National Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
Rock Creek Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Roger Williams National Memorial
Russell Cave National Monument
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Juan Island National Historical Park
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Saratoga National Historical Park
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Sequoia National Park
Shenandoah National Park
Sitka National Historical Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Steamtown National Historic Site
Stones River National Battlefield
Stonewall National Monument
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
Tupelo National Battlefield
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Vicksburg National Military Park
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
Weir Farm National Historical Park
White House (President's Park)
William Howard Taft National Historic Site
Wind Cave National Park
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Women's Rights National Historical Park
World War II Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Yucca House National Monument
Zion National Park

 on: June 08, 2023, 11:10:27 PM 
Started by TheGrassGuy - Last post by Hot Rod Hootenanny
Earlier this week, my cellphone newsfeed showed a roadgeek-ish article heading in its listing. What I found interesting is that within the introduction it was stated that "This post includes content written by AI."
So here is a lame blog post concerning US 422, in NE Ohio and streetlights.


 on: June 08, 2023, 11:03:59 PM 
Started by index - Last post by Rothman
And you can do TX/NM/OK/KS/CO in about 1 hr and 43 minutes using this route:


You could cut it down to 90 minutes if you run your car off the road of US 56/412 at the NW corner of Texas, though.

In case anyone else wondered about the "run your car off the road....", here's a collection of photos of the northwestern corner of Texas from Google Maps.

If you know where to look, you can see the concrete pad supporting the benchmark in GSV.
Isn't that just the witness marker?  I believe the actual corner is nearer to the road.

 on: June 08, 2023, 11:02:36 PM 
Started by roadwaywiz95 - Last post by Rothman
Hoping to make it to some extent.  I'll know for sure later this month.

 on: June 08, 2023, 10:59:15 PM 
Started by KCRoadFan - Last post by Rothman
Carson, CA has a main artery named Carson Street.
I bet the traffic's a nightmare. Everyone wants to ride Carson, daily.
"Hi, I'm Carson Daly, and I'm a massive tool."

 on: June 08, 2023, 10:58:26 PM 
Started by bing101 - Last post by Rothman
Our AQI has now fallen all the way down to the "good" range in Central NY.

 on: June 08, 2023, 10:57:18 PM 
Started by SkyPesos - Last post by Rothman
I've been seeing partial APL signs used more in states around me. I like them over full-sized APLs in most use cases, as they either eliminate the through traffic pullthrough portion of a full APL, or shorten it so it's not over the whole width of the through lanes. Here are some examples in Michigan (pull-through part over 2 of 4 through traffic lanes, including the shared through traffic/exit lane), Kentucky (pullthrough over the shared through/exit lane only and Indiana (no through route pullthrough).

What are some other states that use them?
I believe Utah does.

 on: June 08, 2023, 10:55:44 PM 
Started by Chris - Last post by Tomahawkin
I responded that those bridges wont be done til Labor day and I told them to take it to the bank! Im upset at this interchange! I hate the left hand merge from 285 W to 400 south and the new bottleneck where 400 ramps onto 285 E at the Ashford Dunwoody bridge where 2 lanes merge into 1. its nasty if there is a lot of truck traffic....

 on: June 08, 2023, 10:54:56 PM 
Started by Plutonic Panda - Last post by Rothman
In honor of Erasure and Pride Month, the "Chains of Love" Bridge.

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