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 on: Today at 04:35:34 PM 
Started by TheArkansasRoadgeek - Last post by kphoger
Toyota Corolla
Honda Civic

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 on: Today at 04:34:02 PM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by kphoger
I was poking around GSV and found this interesting street blade thing in Reagan, TN. Seem to be a bunch of them around Reagan. Any idea why places would use these difficult-to-read signs?

Leon, Kansas, apparently uses a cheaper version of this setup.  I was there with my family during the town's recent Harvest Home Festival (my wife had a Scentsy vendor booth), and I noticed the town uses PVC pipe filled with concrete.  As you can see in the linked GSV, the letters can and do fall off.  It appears they must have replaced these old stones, which I don't recall seeing during my time there recently.

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 on: Today at 04:28:19 PM 
Started by TheArkansasRoadgeek - Last post by TheArkansasRoadgeek
Could this thread be earmarked or something? It has such good information and experience, I'd like to have this thread (after resolution) as an archive piece for those with similar questions or concerns for those that are shopping or buying. Maybe a move to Transit for more relevance?

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 on: Today at 04:22:10 PM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by kphoger
I just saw this cool automated flagger sign on Imgur.

That seems needlessly complicated, when they could have just used traffic signals.

I wonder if they figured the novelty of the sign would encourage compliance.

Certainly possible. Although I'm not sure how many people knowingly blow through red lights.

At small bridge replacements in the middle of nowhere, where visibility of oncoming traffic is excellent, I've seen plenty of people blow through the temporary red light.  Heck, I've done it myself.

Sounds like a chicane setup. Depending on the physical length of the closure, and the amount of traffic, I'm surprised they wouldn't just post "yield to oncoming traffic". I'd probably go through a red light in that situation myself.

In the past, I used to see this kind of setup with a Yield sign at both approaches.  I can understand an agency preferring to avoid that kind of ambiguity.

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 on: Today at 04:19:41 PM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by jakeroot
I just saw this cool automated flagger sign on Imgur.

That seems needlessly complicated, when they could have just used traffic signals.

I wonder if they figured the novelty of the sign would encourage compliance.

Certainly possible. Although I'm not sure how many people knowingly blow through red lights.

At small bridge replacements in the middle of nowhere, where visibility of oncoming traffic is excellent, I've seen plenty of people blow through the temporary red light.  Heck, I've done it myself.

Sounds like a chicane setup. Depending on the physical length of the closure, and the amount of traffic, I'm surprised they wouldn't just post "yield to oncoming traffic". I'd probably go through a red light in that situation myself.

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 on: Today at 04:14:54 PM 
Started by NE2 - Last post by cpzilliacus
Washington Post: Hoganís idea to widen Washington-area highways to add toll lanes has hit barriers before

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hoganís proposal to add toll lanes to three of the most congested highways in the Washington suburbs reaches beyond similar proposals that stalled over the years after being deemed too expensive or disruptive to adjacent communities.

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Hoganís $9 billion plan would add four toll lanes each to Marylandís portion of the Capital Beltway (I-495) and to I-270 from the Beltway to Frederick. It would also widen the Baltimore-Washington Parkway by four toll lanes.

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The project would be built using a public-private partnership in what Hogan (R) has said would be the largest such deal for highways in North America.

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The success of Hoganís plan hinges, in part, on whether the private companies can figure out what state planners havenít been able to: how to add four cost-effective toll lanes without having to demolish dozens, and potentially hundreds, of homes and businesses.

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 on: Today at 04:11:47 PM 
Started by mtantillo - Last post by cpzilliacus
Washington Post: An additional 2 miles of Interstate 95 HOT lanes will open Oct. 31

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The high-occupancy/toll (HOT) lanes in the Interstate 95 corridor in Northern Virginia will add an additional two miles next week.

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The expansion in Stafford County is a small step toward bringing the Express Lanes farther south to Fredericksburg. Plans are underway to add an additional 10 miles of HOT lanes by 2022.

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The new northbound and southbound ramps will open to traffic ahead of schedule on Oct. 31, Virginia transportation officials said. The $50 million project adds entrance and exit ramps south of Exit 143 at Garrisonville Road. About 146,000 vehicles travel on I-95 near Garrisonville Road each day.

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 on: Today at 04:10:06 PM 
Started by iowahighways - Last post by mvak36
The public meeting materials are available at the following link for anyone interested.

http://www.news.iowadot.gov/pim/2017/10/interstate-3580235-interchange-polk-county-oct-26.html

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 on: Today at 04:05:10 PM 
Started by fillup420 - Last post by kphoger
Cool topic!

For me, it's probably I-44 (634 miles), and second place might be US-400 (481 miles).
I've really never kept track of this stuff, though, so I might be wrong.

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 on: Today at 03:53:11 PM 
Started by fillup420 - Last post by formulanone
I-90 on separate vacations to Seattle and Boston.

Same here, but nowhere near clinching it.

I think US 27 might be the longest north-south route Iíve seen both ends of. I know Iíve driven through the ďnorthĒ end of US 101 in Olympia, but canít quite confirm if Iíve driven along its southern terminus.

My longest entire-route clinch is I-59, although Iíve driven much more continuous distance of I-95, I-75; and maybe I-40 and I-20.


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