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 on: Today at 10:25:44 AM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by hbelkins
Also, people forget that TV stations don't operate themselves.  If you're watching TV, there's hundreds of people working to make sure those shows are on the air.

So, if people are against shopping on Thanksgiving because people should be home with their families, why aren't they the least bit concerned about the people they're watching on TV, or the many people behind the scenes that allow those TV stations to operate on a holiday?  They aren't home with their families either.

And then you have police officers, firefighters, hospital employees, and others who have to work on Thanksgiving and other major holidays.

And don't forget highway department employees who may get called out in an emergency. It's not likely we'll have accumulating snows here on Thanksgiving, but our crews have had to get out on Christmas to plow and salt the roads.

I've already had my Thanksgiving dinner, and all of the family is together, so no need to visit family. Time to start Christmas plans.
Why did you have an early thanksgiving?

I wouldn't pester everybody about their personal life, as it's considered extremely rude.  They don't have to explain everything to you about what they do..

I took the liberty of changing this admonition to "admin purple" because it really should have been posted as a directive instead of just a suggestion.

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 on: Today at 10:21:14 AM 
Started by index - Last post by hbelkins
They will.  Mayfly problems are not inherent on bridge design, but simply because of location in the Mississippi River valley.

That one incident that occurred a few years ago got a lot of media play, but I have not heard of any major infestations/invasions there since then.

Locally, we had a mayfly invasion make regional news this year, even though their appearance in town and at the gas station/convenience store in question (next to the river) is an annual occurrence.

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 on: Today at 10:18:41 AM 
Started by empirestate - Last post by csw
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November 20, 2017: Post an assembly with an interstate, US highway, and state route shield.

Westbound I-72 just before crossing into Hannibal, MO:


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 on: Today at 10:17:13 AM 
Started by 1 - Last post by bzakharin
Most likely the excuse was there was no room to mount a sign being the Passaic River Bridges are there.

Anyway, I am sure  locals never complained about it as most New Jersians use the exit number for a reference.  It was really something as previously Exit 16W never used Newark as a control city on the eastern leg.  It was Kearny and The Oranges always, so the state's largest city never got a mention in the days of old except on the tickets (if anyone ever read them that is_.
I assume you mean 15W. Given its suffix, I assume it wasn't always accessible from the Eastern Spur (even Southbound). If so, and given how Exit 15E is signed for Newark, I wonder if 15W was not signed for Newark to avoid duplication. And if you had to make a choice, 15E is actually located in Newark and 15W is not, so I can see their reasoning. Exit 14, while also in Newark, and could have been signed as such, opts for the more specific "Newark Airport". They could go the "Newark next three exits" route instead, but I don't recall the Turnpike ever doing that anywhere else.

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 on: Today at 10:14:03 AM 
Started by jbnv - Last post by Jim
I'll skip yet another SC 462, and offer these two:

Maryland 462 in Aberdeen.  July 31, 2007.



Sumter County 462 from US 301 in Wildwood, Florida.  January 1, 2010.


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 on: Today at 10:13:23 AM 
Started by roadman65 - Last post by WillWeaverRVA
I've seen it done both ways in Virginia, though for the most part the routes are signed side-by-side (US 33/250, US 1/301, US 301/VA 2, etc).

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 on: Today at 10:11:10 AM 
Started by jbnv - Last post by formulanone
MS 462 at US 61:


SC 462 on SC 170:

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 on: Today at 10:04:22 AM 
Started by fillup420 - Last post by fillup420
NC 16 goes from a 2-lane road to a full freeway. Any other crazy examples?

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 on: Today at 09:55:16 AM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by jeffandnicole
Also, people forget that TV stations don't operate themselves.  If you're watching TV, there's hundreds of people working to make sure those shows are on the air.

So, if people are against shopping on Thanksgiving because people should be home with their families, why aren't they the least bit concerned about the people they're watching on TV, or the many people behind the scenes that allow those TV stations to operate on a holiday?  They aren't home with their families either.

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 on: Today at 09:53:45 AM 
Started by aswnl - Last post by 1995hoo
Regarding commercial signage, one of the most famous, or infamous depending on your point of view, examples is surely a well-known fast-food chain. I believe I read somewhere that the language police decided the full name is merely descriptive of what they sell, so it had to be in French.





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