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 on: Today at 08:06:42 AM 
Started by Quillz - Last post by Richard3
Another old topic being back to life!

In the 1960s, Quebec's only expressways were the Office des Autoroutes' toll highways, and each one had its own supersignage color. For the exits, there were some big trapezoidal signs, but instead of black on yellow, they were white on the same colors than the supersignage.  The colors were blue for North Shore Autoroute (Autoroute de la rive nord, A-40), dark green for Laurentian Autoroute (Autoroute des Laurentides, A-15 north of Montreal), and first red, then burgundy for Eastern Townships Autoroute (Autoroute des Cantons de l'Est, A-10).

By the end of the 1970s, all supersignage on Office des Autoroutes turned blue, and the exit tabs and signs turned black on yellow. Image from Google Earth.

Until the 2000s, the exit signs were big, as in the 1970s, looking like this one. My image.

Nowadays, the Quebec exit signs are smaller, but still trapezoidal, with the exit number and the arrow below. My image too.

 on: Today at 07:46:07 AM 
Started by mtantillo - Last post by 1995hoo
Saturday night we drove to DC for a Caps game and took the I-395 HOV on the way in. The "cattle chute" now runs pretty much the entire way from Turkeycock to the VA-27 ramp, with the exception of going down the hill from Landmark towards Seminary Road—at that point, there is not (yet) a concrete barrier on the side adjacent to the southbound general-purpose lanes.

I was quite surprised the speed limit is still 65 in there. VDOT usually reduces it in work zones. I was doing 70 and the missus felt it was too fast given the narrow configuration.

 on: Today at 07:43:15 AM 
Started by froggie - Last post by 1995hoo
Heard on the radio this morning there is to be a groundbreaking ceremony today for the I-66 reconstruction outside the Beltway. They did not say where or when. The Governor's website says 2:00 PM at 5690 Sully Road. That's basically the southwest corner of the I-66/VA-28 interchange.

 on: Today at 07:19:26 AM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by MNHighwayMan
There is a reason I did say most. :)

 on: Today at 07:17:31 AM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by froggie
^ Lack of hills rules out the Arrowhead...;)

 on: Today at 07:15:35 AM 
Started by bugo - Last post by froggie
mentioning MTRlog

 on: Today at 07:10:39 AM 
Started by index - Last post by froggie
They will.  Mayfly problems are not inherent on bridge design, but simply because of location in the Mississippi River valley.

 on: Today at 07:03:27 AM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by MNHighwayMan
Thanks! Today's photo isn't as exciting, but here's the overcast sky over Minnesota on US 2

Man, that picture could be just about any two-lane state highway in northeast/north central Minnesota in November. :-D

 on: Today at 06:51:59 AM 
Started by aswnl - Last post by Richard3
It's my evil side; I love resurrect old topics...

In fact, QC road signs were bilingual until the first Parti Quebecois separatist government, elected in 1976, decided to turn them all french only. So since this time, the only bilingual signs on highway supersignage are on federal-owned highways and structures - Jacques-Cartier and Champlain bridges in Montreal, as well as some parts of Honoré-Mercier bridge (split-ownership between federal and provincial gvts), and Melocheville Tunnel on QC-132 at Beauharnois.  The federal agency that manages those structures is the JCCBI (stands for the Jacques-Cartier & Champlain Bridges Inc.), or in french, PJCCI (les Ponts Jacques-Cartier et Champlain Inc.).

Some exceptions exist in some areas, especially around Montreal.  In some english-speaking parts of the city, some municipal signs are still bilingual.

The only exception I know on a provincial-owned highway is on QC-132.  When the MTQ rebuilt the road on the territory of Kahnawake indian reserve, they add a reserved lane eastbound between Chateauguay and QC-207 in Kahnawake.  The signs for the reserved lane, were in french, in mohawk, but not in english!

I think some people, at the MTQ, have a direct dislike for english language.  But this is another story!

 on: Today at 06:00:28 AM 
Started by dvferyance - Last post by Scott5114
I suppose you could use 0 as an inner loop and 00 as an outer loop on a two beltway city.  :)

Oklahoma actually had two roads they wanted to use 0 on in the same county. One became 0 and the other became 0B.

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