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 on: Today at 07:01:21 PM 
Started by cjk374 - Last post by US71
I was going to spend a couple days around Alexandria and Baton Rouge, but the weather looked dicey so I opted for Ruston to Pine Bluff.  I clinched US 63 in Arkansas (and Louisiana), but north of El Dorado it seemed rather bland. I hit PB just before sunset and ran into some storms so opted to stop for the night.

I liked the signs on  US 167 north of Ruston: Keep Right Except To Pass Or Turn. I wondered for a moment if that meant I had to make all my turns from the Left Lane.  ;)

 on: Today at 06:48:52 PM 
Started by TBKS1 - Last post by roadman65
GA 122 west of Waycross, GA.  Its more like a back road than a major highway as it gets very little use on it.

 on: Today at 06:47:21 PM 
Started by roadman65 - Last post by roadman65
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/albums/72157655014658023 Just added some Missouri Photos mainly of the blue signs on Cookinham Drive leaving KCI.  Enjoy.

 on: Today at 06:42:45 PM 
Started by jbnv - Last post by Eth
I would agree that it's a valid play.

(Though perhaps not the most useful one, since we all seem to be out of Es now, a problem that I guess I contributed to a few posts up. Whoops.)

 on: Today at 06:33:44 PM 
Started by jbnv - Last post by formulanone
Going forward with 566.

LA 566 on US 84 in Frogmore:

FL 566 off I-4 near Plant City:

 on: Today at 06:31:46 PM 
Started by swbrotha100 - Last post by skluth
I don't see how B4 gets built. It will cost significantly more to cut through all those mountains compared to the cost to build any other alternative. B4 will have a bigger environment impact because of all the road cuts and other land modifications needed. There will be environmental lawsuits over every leg of B4 through the mountains. Going through the mountains adds to the maintenance of the highway once built, both in stress on the road by the mountains (rock slides, etc) and winter snow removal. It's also longer from Reno to LV than any other route. The only people B4 helps are those in Carson City and only because it forces through traffic through their tiny metro. There is a minimal difference in distance and convenience to get to LV (even Google Maps routes Carson City-Las Vegas through Fallon) as long as they finish four-laning US 50 from Carson City to I-11 (including a bypass of Fallon, if needed).

Option b (lower case) connects B1 to the other three options on the NE side of Walker Lake. I assume this is really only an option if the B4 option is selected north of Walker Lake. Looking at the terrain, I think the west terminus of option b is more likely to end up nearer to Schurz. I still don't see B4 happening with that option either. It will probably cost less to use any other alternative even when adding a cost of four-laning US 50 to B1-B3.

B2 and B3 both add distance compared to B1, even if a wide bypass of Tonopah is built. They just zig-zag too much between Schurz and US 6.

One other consideration: B1 is the only alternative that doesn't cross the large tribal reservation north of Walker Lake. I don't think the tribe would fight the highway; they might even encourage it to drive business traffic to the rez. But differences over the environment policy has changed tribal leadership in many places and caused changes to many a construction project. I think that's a risk worth avoiding.

I still like B1 north to Salt Wells then running around Fallon to Fernley (B1 with option e to B2 to Fernley) plus completing the four lane of US 50 between Silver Spring and wherever I-11 runs. It's the shortest, flattest, and most likely cheapest route. Don't argue that it's shorter to go from Reno to Las Vegas through Carson City via B4. It's well out of the way; it adds about 40 miles. It only shortens the route to LV for those in that little valley south of Carson City. I think a new SF Bay tunnel is more likely than B4.

 on: Today at 06:17:44 PM 
Started by cjk374 - Last post by TheHighwayMan394
I'm still out on the road for another couple days. In Nashville tonight but will make significant progress toward home tomorrow. I do have plans in southern Wisconsin Thursday into Friday.

 on: Today at 06:10:27 PM 
Started by TBKS1 - Last post by silverback1065
Indiana SR 166 has an AADT of 38 this highway just dead ends, so that's why

This useless highway is the biggest annoyance to me, because it causes the single biggest detour in my quest to photograph all the Indiana state routes.  I basically have to sidetrack myself from Santa Claus all the way over to get it.

 :-D SR 111 does the same thing just a few miles east

 on: Today at 06:08:50 PM 
Started by traffic light guy - Last post by traffic light guy
I believe 3M discontinued its wonderful M-131 in 2007. There are still plenty out there, though, slowly being replaced by McCain's inferior PV signals.


Couldn't agree more, I'm also not a big fan of McCains. I remember having a huge hissy fit when my favorite set of Crouse-Hinds art decos got replaced by a set of McCains. (They were in chester PA)

 on: Today at 06:06:31 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by jakeroot
Walla Walla, WA has quite a few ancient setups in the city (most along East Alder St). Many are 8-8-8, with 12-8-8's posted overhead. I believe these are all Eagle Flatbacks, but I could be wrong. I wasn't aware of any "flatbacks" in Washington until I saw these.

These have some extra mounting stuff going on...


Here's a shot of one of the overhead 8-8-8 signals. The post-mounted signals at this intersections are also of the same type.


A nearby 12-8-8 of the same type. Looks to have been a retrofit...


The first one is an eaglelux

Are eaglelux's pretty common? I can't recall seeing one before.

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