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 on: Today at 01:10:37 AM 
Started by TheStranger - Last post by US 89
Conversely, US 20 is much better than US 26 if you're going between Idaho Falls and Mountain Home, ID. If you're taking the 2-lane route through Arco there is no reason to detour on 26 all the way down to Blackfoot. And over on the west side, if you're going to use I-84 between Mountain Home and Bliss, you might as well just use the all-interstate route.

Times and distances from Google:
-Interstates (84/86/15): 238 miles, 3:34.
-US 20: 212 miles, 3:29.
-US 26: 239 miles, 3:54.

 on: Today at 01:06:54 AM 
Started by mass_citizen - Last post by roadfro

You won't find anything in the MUTCD about Type 3 object markers that aren't black and yellow. Chapter 6 discusses the white and orange ones—referred to there as "vertical panels", in the context of other channelizing devices for temporary traffic control (such as cones, drums, tubular markers and barricades).
Guess that explains the ones on the gate to the Juniper Springs Recreational Area off of FL 40 in Ocala National Forest:



And here I was thinking the orange and white was to contrast the brown and white Road Closed signs and make them more visible.

That's not a proper use of those panels. For a gate, it should have alternating red and white stripes similar to railroad grade crossing gates.

In looking for this in the MUTCD, I actually discovered another approved color combination for alternating diagonal stripes (although not classified as object markers).  There is a provision for certain uses of barricades—such as end of road, ramp/road closed for operational purposes (reversible lanes) etc.—that allows for red and white diagonal stripes. For barricades that signify the end of a road, they have to be a Type 3 barricade (the three horizontal panel variety).

 on: Today at 01:05:37 AM 
Started by Desert Man - Last post by ce929wax
It was 76 degrees today and partly cloudy.  I took advantage of a cool day to mow my grass.

 on: Today at 01:05:20 AM 
Started by paulthemapguy - Last post by chays
Back to the bikers with bmcdonau and 2117

 on: Today at 12:39:12 AM 
Started by bob7374 - Last post by jp the roadgeek
Hartford is the primary control for Exit 9 on the Mass Pike.  NYC is listed second.  It should remain that way westbound.  I'd be fine with just Hartford or the older version with Hartford/Sturbridge eastbound.

Why no love for Danbury? Even NYSDOT uses Danbury from the Thruway eastward, except that NYTA shows more love for Scranton on Exit 17 signage and relegates Danbury to supplemental signage.  I've often thought NYSDOT should use Hartford as a secondary control exiting from the Taconic and especially I-684.     

I wish they would remove the Charter Oak Bridge reference for Exit 57 and just have it listed as:

   15    TO     91

     New Haven
   New York City

The bridge is not a true destination.  You would think it's a landmark as important as the GW or the Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee.

And Worcester will not get recognition on I-84, just as RIDOT will never show love for New London on I-95 South.  Where it should get recognition is in Providence on the I-95 North exit to RI 146.  It really should be Woonsocket/Worcester instead of Lincoln/Woonsocket, especially since MassDOT is replacing Worcester with Marlboro for I-495 North signage on I-95 in Mansfield.

 on: Today at 12:38:40 AM 
Started by TheStranger - Last post by TheStranger
US 20 making yet another appearance in this thread!  I was trying to look at the WY 120/US 20 example mentioned earlier and it hit me how between Idaho Falls, ID and Shoshoni, WY, US 26 makes a much shorter trajectory, with 26 using a 269-mile routing while US 20 meanders north for a 396 mile path!

This seems to be primarily so that US 20 can serve Yellowstone, but really doesn't seem like a routing that one would take from start to finish (especially where 120 serves as a cutoff between Cody and Thermopolis). 

Using US 20 and then the WY 120 bypass before continuing to Shoshoni...saves 40 miles from the all-US 20 routing, but is still a full 87 miles longer than the US 26 routing.

 on: Today at 12:37:25 AM 
Started by 1 - Last post by ilpt4u
US 53 -> Take your pick of IL 53, US 52, or, if legal, Historical US 66 (crediting billburmaster.com)

Sourced from http://www.billburmaster.com/rmsandw/illinois/state/il53will.html

 on: Today at 12:31:51 AM 
Started by noelbotevera - Last post by Alps
I've chosen the Primanti Bros. that's located in Homestead; sooner or later I'm going to see if I can't reserve a table or bar seats.

Bar seats are not conducive to conversations within the meet group. I suggest holding out for a table, and finding out whether you can count on getting a table (or tables moved together, depending on any late RSVPs). I suggest also finding out sooner rather than later whether the meet group will likely fit, even if you're not ready to make a reservation for a specific number of people.

I too am on the fence on this one, though more on the "unlikely" side due to multiple potential schedule conflicts.
Nail down that restaurant this week. Oscar is right, we'll need a table. Preferably a separate section. Primanti's should be big enough to handle that for us.

 on: Today at 12:31:20 AM 
Started by TheStranger - Last post by The High Plains Traveler
Just follow U.S. 69 through the Kansas City KS/MO metro area and then try to figure out why it's a continuous route. No one would follow that routing in its entirety.

 on: Today at 12:10:02 AM 
Started by RobbieL2415 - Last post by jp the roadgeek
Haven't seen any changes in my neck of the woods.  Queen St in Southington is a mix of permissive and protected turns.  Both I-84 ramps, Spring St (a double left turn lane), the southern entrance to Shop Rite, and the entrance to Queen Plaza (with Bob's Furniture and Bed Bath & Beyond) are all protected.  A permissive left is mixed in at the north end of Shop Rite plaza.  Everything else south of I-84 is permissive, including Price Chopper/Loper St, OS Job Lot, and Walmart.

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