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Started by hotdogPi, December 22, 2013, 09:04:24 PM

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vdeane

Quote from: SignBridge on June 16, 2024, 08:34:10 PMI'm surprised they are calling the Turnpike's eastern alignment a Loop route when in fact it is the original Turnpike.If anything you'd think the western route would be the Loop route.
I was surprised too since I had thought that the eastern was the "real"/official I-95, but it makes sense given how it's signed - they have thru traffic use the western and local traffic for either I-80 or the Lincoln Tunnel use the eastern.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.


lstone19

Quote from: SignBridge on June 16, 2024, 08:34:10 PMI'm surprised they are calling the Turnpike's eastern alignment a Loop route when in fact it is the original Turnpike.If anything you'd think the western route would be the Loop route.

But ever since the western alignment was built, through I-95 traffic has been encouraged to use the western alignment and the road between the north merge and I-80 is setup to allow western to 95 and eastern to 80 moves to occur without interfering with each other (they share no pavement).

jeffandnicole

Quote from: SignBridge on June 16, 2024, 08:34:10 PMI'm surprised they are calling the Turnpike's eastern alignment a Loop route when in fact it is the original Turnpike.If anything you'd think the western route would be the Loop route.

No different than the original 95 in PA is now 295 looping around Trenton.  Or the many people that seem to want 95 to use 495 around Wilmington, and giving current 95 a 3di thru Wilmington.

storm2k

Quote from: roadman65 on June 15, 2024, 09:01:27 AMhttps://maps.app.goo.gl/BkbB7cavJfNuE5vM8

No more US 46 or NJ 3 shields at the Eastern and Western Split in Newark.  Plus only the crossings. No exit numbers anymore.  Interesting.


https://maps.app.goo.gl/twDaBRBhDvh4EmX98
Plus the old sign assembly on the ground.

Haven't seen them flip the flippy part since I don't drive on that section of the Turnpike much anymore since I moved away from Carteret a few years ago, but I don't think the lack of exit numbers really matters. Wants to move traffic on the western spur towards the GWB and traffic on the eastern towards the Lincoln Tunnel. Shows a "to 280" shield on the western. Everything else (Rt 3 and the Meadowlands Complex and Secaucus Jct) could be easily handled with supplementary signs. I think this increases readability and makes it easier for drivers to interpret the signs moving at highway speeds.

SignBridge

There isn't a "TO" on the 280 West sign. But maybe there should be.....

roadman65

Quote from: SignBridge on June 17, 2024, 08:00:15 PMThere isn't a "TO" on the 280 West sign. But maybe there should be.....

There should be as also one for I-80 on the East Spur.
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

roadman65

#5356
https://maps.app.goo.gl/XsZat6ZKE9aWLWdTA
This sign explains it best. Both spurs are I-95 leading to either I-280 via west and I-80 via east.  Plus US 46 via the eastern spur and NJ 3 via either.

However looks like the permanent sign assembly is ready to be placed and this removed.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/9K3WvrKWpWiuSfGv9
Looks like the same set up as the two main carriageways, but not yet flipped.

As quick and to the point the new ones are, I grew up with the exit numbers and route numbers so it to me seems like original isn't bothering anyone so why do this.
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

artmalk

Will the Eastern spur be I-695 unsigned?



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