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 on: Today at 12:14:19 AM 
Started by roadman65 - Last post by qguy
Did you?
Yeah, a friend had a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese when we were all in our early 20s.  It was fun, and I thought the pizza was very not-bad!  I'd probably rate it a notch above Little Caeser's and Papa John's, on par with Domino's, and a step below Pizza Hut.
I never realized how good I have it living in New England for pizza.
I don't doubt it.  Best pizza I ever had was in Pennsylvania, second-best was in New Jersey.
We have a lot of great mom and pop pizza in the NJ/PA/NY area - You don't really need to go to the chains.  That really also applies to food in general.  As I've traveled, I was surprised how much more other areas outside the northeast rely on chains.

I'll second that. I grew up in the Scranton area and after I left the Air Force I lived in Philadelphia for over twenty years. I live now not far from it. When it comes to good pizza here it's an embarrassment of riches.

I joke that when I was in the Air Force, at some of the places I was stationed (I'm looking at you, Alamogordo, NM!) I might not have survived were it not for Domino's. Excepting the two CEC parties, though, I haven't eaten chain pizza since.

(Well there was that one time five years ago when my daughter dragged me into a Pizza Hut because she was curious about it, but we won't talk about that.)

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 on: Today at 12:06:22 AM 
Started by planxtymcgillicuddy - Last post by Tonytone
Sheesh you guys must close your eyes when I-95 passes through Chester.

There's a definite difference in passing through an area on a limited access highway and passing through an area on a surface street.

I have no issues with I-95 through Chester.  My venture into Camden was on a surface street.
I understand, the fear factor is different when youíre up close, but cmon Camden isnít that bad.

There are blocks in N philly that will make Camden look like ardmore, PA.


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 on: Today at 12:02:37 AM 
Started by planxtymcgillicuddy - Last post by dlsterner
Sheesh you guys must close your eyes when I-95 passes through Chester.

There's a definite difference in passing through an area on a limited access highway and passing through an area on a surface street.

I have no issues with I-95 through Chester.  My venture into Camden was on a surface street.

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 on: July 09, 2020, 11:59:27 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by bassoon1986
Found this gem today in Baton Rouge. Swan Ave at Scenic Hwy (US 61/190)






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 on: July 09, 2020, 11:59:05 PM 
Started by 1 - Last post by Alps
I'm not even sure where to find the data for Mass., but I'd have guessed I-84 by a little bit. It's got to be a roughly even split though.
https://www.mass.gov/traffic-volume-and-classification

Seeing 30,188 on the WB ramp. Seeing 106,021 east of there as an AADT, so figure... you're right, more than half are exiting.

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 on: July 09, 2020, 11:55:33 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by KCRoadFan
I-35 in Minnesota, north of Faribault, has a stretch like that.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.3779743,-93.2932013,3a,75y,8.51h,76.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sCAIXLZqf4v5EPbKlu46kwg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DCAIXLZqf4v5EPbKlu46kwg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.revgeo_and_fetch.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D98.42636%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

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 on: July 09, 2020, 11:53:35 PM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by M3100
Now there's a route that is short and to the point.  That railroad track it crosses is the former Northwestern Pacific, long out of service in that area due to storm damage along the Russian River and Ell River further along.

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 on: July 09, 2020, 11:53:21 PM 
Started by planxtymcgillicuddy - Last post by dlsterner
Almost forgot! NEVER go to Camden. We went across the Ben Franklin Bridge to say we crossed the Delaware (though we crossed on the Delaware Memorial on our way to NYC), and it was atrocious! It was almost as bad as Baltimore! /s.
I'm gonna have to defend Baltimore a bit.  Yes, it has its rough spots for sure - the ones you try to avoid even during the day.  But there are many places in the city that are quite nice.  The Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, Science Center, Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, Fells Point, etc.  Also many residential neighborhoods are nice.  The city - as a whole - doesn't deserve that reputation.  We call it "Charm City" for a reason :)

Now ... I will admit that the one time I drove into Camden NJ (coming from Cherry Hill NJ) I soon turned around and went back out ... it got rather icky rather fast.   :wow:
Sarcasm implied for the Baltimore comment. Got to go to a summer camp there, and we went through some cosmetically displeasing areas, but nothing as bad as Camden. We saw some people fighting near the Ben Franklin toll plaza, not the safest place.
Fair enough :)

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 on: July 09, 2020, 11:49:50 PM 
Started by Alex - Last post by Tonytone
Ummm so im driving on I-76 today & notice the beams
On the over pass by the murals is literally hanging down.

Donít know if itís because I drive a pickup truck now, but it looks like this is bad.
 


Does penndot know about this?
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They just look like different size steel beams, sloped down due to curvature of the bridge. This also shows that PennDOT is horrible in painting their bridge beams on a regular basis.

I used to work at this PennDOT district (District 6-0). I can vouch for the fact that they are meticulous about inspecting their bridges. The bridge section knows about it and it's safe.

But like j&n implied, they would also say, "paint-schmaint." Which I've always disliked.
Ok good. Im glad they take the bridges serious now & wont let it fail like in the 70ís with the septa subway bridge in chinatown.

Thats also one thing about philly, they do not repaint bridges for anything, does the rust color bring a culture?

Also this is the other half I saw that alarmed me.




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 10 
 on: July 09, 2020, 11:49:38 PM 
Started by Tom89t - Last post by ErmineNotyours
Okay, there's a lane split and no crossing on the main road.  Why does the main road have a signal with three signal heads?  Why isn't it just a green-T?


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