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Hello from Steel City!!
« on: September 02, 2021, 08:56:53 AM »

Hey!!! I just realized what this board is for so Ima introduce myself!

Iím Brennan! Iím 17 almost 18 years old and Iíve always loved roads, but I just realized it when I turned 16 and got my learners permit. I know Pittsburghís road system by heart, I dont need a GPS to figure out where to go and all my friends are impressed by that for some reason. Because my school gave us iPads, I purchased an Apple Pencil and began to spend all my time drawing interchanges, maps, and improvements to already existing roads. My notability app has over 1000 notes in it, at least half of which are road related. I also have a whole standardized freeway system in my friends Minecraft server, which Iíve been working on for almost a year as of today. I even used the system as a project for school and I earned a 100% on my project for it. I plan to go to school out fo state for civil engineering, and my ultimate dream is to solve, as much as I can, LAís major traffic problem.

I have a website, Itís only a google sites for now because I dont have the money nor the skill to get a real website with my own domain name and fancy stuff like that up and running, but itíll work for now. I post all of my road pictures here. Iís mostly signs (especially button copy when I can find them, but theyíre super rare nowadays), but I do put a couple other road related things there such as pretty scenery, weird striping, unfinished roads etc. I also have an instagram as an auxiliary to the website.

You can find it here: https://sites.google.com/view/46876miles/

Iím super happy to be a part of this community!
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Re: Hello from Steel City!!
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 08:58:02 AM »

Welcome from Massachusetts! I also play Minecraft, although not nearly as much recently because it uses so much battery.

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Re: Hello from Steel City!!
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 10:50:16 AM »

Welcome from Florida!


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Re: Hello from Steel City!!
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2021, 12:27:33 PM »

Welcome from West Lafayette, IN! Nice to see more younger roadgeeks like me and a few others here.

I went to Pittsburgh about 2 months ago, and was fascinated by the roads there! Especially I-376, with the two tunnels, and the EB approach to downtown from the Fort Pitt Tunnel. Something interesting about I-376: it got renumbered a lot of times in the past, and some former numbers that were used on the portion of I-376 between I-79 and Downtown are I-70, I-76, I-79 and I-279. I'm in college planning to study civil (transportation) engineering right now.
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Re: Hello from Steel City!!
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2021, 12:41:17 PM »

I think you've found the right place. Welcome!

Pittsburgh is probably at the top of my list of "places I've never been that I really want to go to". My brother is applying to Carnegie Mellon this fall, so if he gets in and decides to go there I might finally get my wish.


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Re: Hello from Steel City!!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2021, 08:42:25 AM »

Welcome to the board!

Took a look around your site for a bit this morning. Your coverage is similar to a lot of the content I have been adding to AARoads over the last year or so, a number of photos with a caption or two. So I can appreciate that.

The lane striping you checked out on the future section of PA Turnpike 576 is thermoplastic. That's routinely used nationwide.

The guide signs for Exit 84B on I-376 with the missing space have been like that since at least 2001. Maybe someone here knows what was posted there before?


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Re: Hello from Steel City!!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2021, 11:27:19 AM »

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Re: Hello from Steel City!!
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2021, 11:22:10 AM »

Welcome from Southwest Missouri!

I am also 17 going on 18 (in about a month), and recently started my senior year of high school.


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