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 on: Today at 04:21:41 AM 
Started by bugo - Last post by english si
Clearly someone at AHTD is going through both AHTD and AASHTO's records and fixing the discrepancies they find.

For decades-old bypasses, it's clearly not a problem with current AHTD. If it was 5 years old, then sure - but the people who forgot to submit requests to AASHTO are long gone, and it's the competence of today's AHTD that someone is going and fixing their mistakes even though it's just record-matching.

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 on: Today at 03:50:57 AM 
Started by bugo - Last post by bugo
This is from the latest AASHTO Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering agenda which can be found here:

https://route.transportation.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2018/05/000_USRN-Agenda-and-List-of-Applications_-SM-Franklin-TN-2018v2.pdf

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Action: Relocation of a U.S Route: Between SH-09 and SH-270A. Description: The route begins at the SH-09/SH-3E junction in Seminole and travels east on SH-09 to SH-270A/Harvey Rd., then south on SH-270A/Harvey Rd. for a total of 4.18 miles to join back with US-270.

Apparently US 270 now follows OK 9/Wrangler Blvd east of OK 3E to OK 270A/Harvey Road where it heads south to meet the old alignment at Broadway. It doesn't say, but I assume old US 270 will be renamed Business US 270 once this is complete.

Will anybody be in Seminole soon to give us a field report?

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 on: Today at 03:43:49 AM 
Started by bugo - Last post by bugo
This is from the latest AASHTO Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering agenda which can be found here:

https://route.transportation.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2018/05/000_USRN-Agenda-and-List-of-Applications_-SM-Franklin-TN-2018v2.pdf

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Action: Relocation of a U.S. Route: Between U.S. Highway 82 Business west of the City of Montrose and U.S. Highway 82 Business east of the City of Montrose. Description: The Arkansas Department of Transportation has constructed a new location facility that bypasses the City of Montrose, Arkansas. This roadway segment is designated as U.S. Highway 82. This request is to relocate U.S. Highway 82 to this new location. A separate application is being submitted to re-designate the bypassed portion of U.S. Highway 82 as U.S. Highway 82 Business.

This is all fine and good, but the Montrose bypass opened in 1952! The agenda also lists the US 165 Gillett bypass which opened in 1966, 16 years before it became US 165 (it was originally AR 1.) An agenda from a year or two ago listed the US 71 Waldron bypass, which opened in 1974, so this is apparently just ArrrrrrrrrrghDOT finally getting around to requesting these changes. But 1952? Are you kidding me?

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 on: Today at 03:38:21 AM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by jp the roadgeek
It may be due to size, but how about the Maine Mall in South Portland? At least 130 stores all spread out on 1 level. Many other retailers are a short distance from it. It also is part of Exit 45 from I-95/Maine Turnpike. (Largest mall in the state.)

Itís such a destination because there arenít many of these stores within an hourís drive of the mall.  I ended up here once when I went to visit Conway, NH in late October, and it got to be later in the afternoon and everything was closing up.  I figured Iíd hop on 302 and head down to Portland and do some shopping and have dinner.   Of course I get there, and the power goes out.  The scary thing is this was right after 9/11, and being near Portland Jetport where the perps of the attacks originated their plot, it was quite freaky.

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 on: Today at 03:02:03 AM 
Started by jeffandnicole - Last post by freebrickproductions
I don't like coleslaw.

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 on: Today at 02:59:31 AM 
Started by paulthemapguy - Last post by freebrickproductions
~1.18e+15 cubic microns. :bigass:

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 on: Today at 02:52:28 AM 
Started by Tom89t - Last post by freebrickproductions
That'd be a Highway Signal & Sign signal, from the sound of it. Got a close-up of the back?

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 on: Today at 02:44:42 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by NE2
I see a large tract of land owned by a W. Dick in 1942: http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/31821/Page+009+++Carlsborg++Dungenness+River++Agnew/Clallam+County+1942/Washington/
And a small lot on the corner owned by D.B. Kitchen in 1970 (the road is labeled Dick Lane): http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1253461/Township+30+N+++Range+4+W+++Agnew++Carlsborg++Strait+of+Juan+De+Fuca/Clallam+County+1970/Washington/
A 1995 map labels it Bill Dick Road: http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1329153/Page+009+++Township+30+N++Range+4+W+++Carlsborg++Agnew/Clallam+County+1995/Washington/

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 on: Today at 02:41:31 AM 
Started by abefroman329 - Last post by OracleUsr
"Travelling Band" mentions a 737, sorry for the semi-off-topic, but the DK Karaoke CD-G has a picture of a  DC-9.

Definitely "Turn the Page" though the Jackson Brown dual  hit is second for me.

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 on: Today at 02:34:37 AM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by index
(2) Is there potential for removal of the 300-character limit for signatures?
The problem I have is that every single character within a link counts towards the limit, instead of just the text that will display. Therefore, it's almost impossible to fit more than one or two links within a signature. Mine is maxed right now, just with links to my two mob-rule maps, but I'd like to add to it, considering I've technically used only about 50 characters and should have about 250 left.

I have removed the http:// from my links, and I also have a few non-ASCII characters. (Some non-ASCII characters count as two, but most count as one. It seems to use UTF-16.)

However, when removing http:// from links, trying to edit it adds it back and truncates the last few characters, so you have to remove it every time you edit.


In regard to your signature, it's possible you could make a picture of text and use that, (depending on your internet) rather than actual text, that way you don't have to use odd characters. To deal with the height limit, I could see a horizontal table with route types and numbers as a solution.


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