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 on: Today at 03:29:24 PM 
Started by Mergingtraffic - Last post by kphoger
I don't know where the Rand McNally thinking came from b/c the FHWA doesn't say that.

Seriously.  I mean, if that were true, then I-238 would...

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 on: Today at 03:25:24 PM 
Started by Mergingtraffic - Last post by Mergingtraffic

I Don't understand, though, why a lane isn't being added to Exit 87 SB off the bridge.  There's nothing about it in the plans.

You mean Exit 86 to I-91?  IDK. that's Connecticut for ya. The ship never fully comes in.

PS.

New warning and regulatory signage appearing on CT-8 in the Derby-Waterbury signing contract.  New mileage markers with an 8 shield also appearing. Metal seems flimsy on the merge and speed limit signs as some look like the metal is already warping based the way it looks on the poles.

The curse of signs being constructed on computers strikes again as on the new CT-8 SB pull through sign at Exit 30, the arrows look too thick.  And some signs such as the Exit 30 NB signage, not enough spacing between words.  IDK how things like that can happen with all this new technology to make signs.

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 on: Today at 03:24:31 PM 
Started by Dougtone - Last post by cl94
The older I get, the less I enjoy driving when it's dark.  Also, this time of year with deer in to the rut, night driving can truly be dangerous.  Originally I was going to leave super early Saturday morning and drive up to Newburyport in one shot.  After thinking about that some, I decided that perhaps the risk wasn't worth saving a night on lodging.  So instead I will take a leisurely drive up to MA on Friday.  I'm staying out in Sturbridge both nights, so I will have to drive out to the motel in the dark on Saturday evening.  I'm hoping that there will be enough traffic out that deer won't be too much of a concern.

I'm seriously thinking about doing something similar, except my pre-meet night would likely be closer in (maybe reward night in Danvers?). I could make it there in 3.5 hours from home, but that would require that I don't do or clinch anything on the way and I certainly don't want to do that.

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 on: Today at 03:22:02 PM 
Started by flaroads - Last post by ARMOURERERIC
Projects in Cherokee, Henderson, Jackson, and Transylvania counties have been placed on the
2020 Build NC bond issuance list.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-15-build-nc-bonds-division-14.aspx

When might there be a Burke, Catawba, Caldwell list.

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 on: Today at 03:19:02 PM 
Started by Mergingtraffic - Last post by Mergingtraffic
From the FHWA it says this:
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Connecting Interstate routes and full or partial circumferential beltways around or within urban areas carry a three-digit number. These routes are designated with the number of the main route and an even-numbered prefix. Supplemental radial and spur routes, connecting with the main route at one end, also carry a three-digit number, using the number of the main route with an odd-number prefix.
By looking at that statement I would say as long as both ends of a even-prefixed 3-digit interstate connect to another interstate, an even number is allowed.
To this day, many Rand McNally maps & atlases describe even 3-digit Interstates as:
First-digit even: Routes go through or around a city

That said & based on the above-descriptions; I would be inclined to believe that even-prefixed 3dis that aren't complete/full beltways don't necessarily have to end at its parent 2di at both ends.

That's what I'm saying, even people in this thread think the "new" I-880 should be an odd 3di.  I don't think it should as it connects two different interstates.  I don't know where the Rand McNally thinking came from b/c the FHWA doesn't say that.

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 on: Today at 02:53:30 PM 
Started by rte66man - Last post by In_Correct
- US81 from Okarche to south of Kingfisher, elimination of the so-called "Mississippi" 4 lane where the original northbound lanes are being resurfaced with added shoulders.

What is a "Mississippi 4 lane"?

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- 4 lane OK20 from US75 west to Skiatook

What? Ths has been 4 lanes for years now.

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- I44/US75 interchange in Tulsa. Odd scheduling $30 million next year, then no more construction until 2027.

This can't happen soon enough. The current interchange is dangerous and deadly. Merging from NB 75 to EB 44 is hell because you have to merge with the C/D lane which is right next to the main lanes and it is hard to tell if a car is coming on the C/D lane or the mainline.

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- US169/ BA Expressway "selected Movements" in 2027. Not sure which piece this is.

This is an awful interchange as well. There are no C/D lanes and the loop ramp just dumps you onto the highway.

Mississippi 4 Lane Highway is slang for a carriageway that was subsequently twinned without properly upgrading the  original part of the highway. For example: If the original carriageway had no shoulders, it still has no shoulders. The result is parts of U.S. 81 as well as parts of U.S. 75 having one carriageway narrower than the other.

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 on: Today at 02:52:36 PM 
Started by tradephoric - Last post by kalvado
Had the roundabout not been there, that driver could have t-boned a innocent car going across a standard intersection.

Im glad that roundabout was there to save innocent lives.
This is a good logic... at a first glance. Moral implication of such social Darwinism tend to become dire, though.
Just think that at some point you may become a target of such elimination process. For example, you get some infection - and instead of qualified medical help, you get euthanized to avoid infecting people around you.

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 on: Today at 02:51:06 PM 
Started by tradephoric - Last post by kphoger
For those who defend retaining walls in the central islands of roundabouts,

I don't think anyone is defending them.

Had the roundabout not been there, that driver could have t-boned a innocent car going across a standard intersection.

Im glad that roundabout was there to save innocent lives.

OK, scratch that...

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 on: Today at 02:43:05 PM 
Started by RobbieL2415 - Last post by kphoger

Does anyone know if Spectrum Mobile is good?

Spectrum uses Verizon's network IIRC, so it should be.

Funny...  I work for a company that contracts for Spectrum cable, and I didn't realize Spectrum Mobile was a thing until just yesterday, when I decided to actually listen to the sales pitch that yammers at me during hold time.  Then I get on the forum today and read your question!  It has only existed for about a year, apparently, so I guess I don't feel too bad for not having heard of it before.  Yes, they use Verizon's towers for calling.

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 on: Today at 02:35:19 PM 
Started by The Nature Boy - Last post by kphoger
I could no longer be considered my parents' dependent for insurance purposes when I received more than 50% of my income on my own.  That's the reason I stopped flunking out of college full-time and instead decided to enroll part-time:  I only went to the classes I enjoyed, which meant failing the others, but I kept enrolling full-time in order to stay on my parents' insurance (another requirement).  Once we realized I couldn't stay on their insurance anyway because of my income, I went ahead and only enrolled in as many classes as I would actually attend.


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