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 on: Today at 06:07:35 PM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by paulthemapguy
State Route 93 in Maine:

IMG_2597 by Paul Drives, on Flickr

 on: Today at 06:04:37 PM 
Started by Hurricane Rex - Last post by paulthemapguy
A couple cheese triangles to brighten your day.

11 + 78 = 89

WI-011-078D by Paul Drives, on Flickr

 on: Today at 06:03:01 PM 
Started by thenetwork - Last post by lordsutch
GDOT seems to have swapped out some but not all of the cobra head installations around here; notably I-75 through Macon up to I-16 is all LEDs now, which seems to be a big improvement in terms of consistency of lighting. And of course all of the I-75 south express lane lighting in Henry County was initially installed as LEDs.

 on: Today at 06:02:00 PM 
Started by Pink Jazz - Last post by Kniwt
Another 30 miles of I-80 in Nevada, from Wendover to Oasis, has been increased from 75mph to 80mph:

The department is continuing to evaluate other sections of I-80 but there are no immediate plans for additional changes.

 on: Today at 05:42:02 PM 
Started by ZLoth - Last post by seicer
The issues I had with my transponder that was on the fritz from Ohio, NYSTA was more than willing to work with me to resolve some an issue relating to a charge. And to my surprise, I received no penalties or interest charges. Your mileage may vary, of course.

But considering that someone had to dip into the IRA to pay a penalty, then it's more than likely that the driver was ignoring the letters, or didn't have current contact information registered with the agency, or was refusing to pay the initial penalties.

It's no different than a collection agency being summoned for -well- overdue payments.

Just keep your accounts current, keep your information up-to-date and be responsible.

 on: Today at 05:36:26 PM 
Started by MisterSG1 - Last post by formulanone
I would have to say the Sarajevo Winter Olympics of 1984.

1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, back when Yugoslavia still existed.

Same here, although I only vaguely remember it because my grandmother wanted to watch figure skating. The fact that it was in Yugoslavia was curious to me (because as a kid, that spot on the map looked like Sarah-Jee-Vo). I recall a bobsled race or two, and that's it. Can't remember you who was in it and who won what. Later that year, the Summer Olympics in LA, and our summer camp made a big deal out of it. After the day was done, we'd watch it on TV.

Kind of stopped caring about it all around 1996 or so, as the corny commercial hype in between the pre-packaged (in-)action sort of dulled me. Sort of became more interested in the Olympics past decade or so.

As I get older, I think I do like the Winter Olympics more; without having really performed many winter sporting activities, they're kind of fascinating in a way.

 on: Today at 05:32:01 PM 
Started by LM117 - Last post by froggie
Quote from: WashuOtaku
Pretty much. Everyone agrees I-95/US 58 is the shorter/better route, but Virginia will not make that a full interstate route and North Carolina knows that people program their GPS devices to follow all interstates, so it's a no brainer North Carolina would push for their route thanks to the void Virginia left.

However, they also have a tendency to program their GPS to follow the shortest or fastest routes.  Which would still keep them in Virginia.

Quote from: michaelbond
The portion of US58 between Emporia and Suffolk is reason enough to drive an alternate route. Driven it plenty of times and never seen more cops in one area before.

This keeps coming up on this forum.  And while Emporia in particular has a reputation, my own considerable experience with the corridor is that it's more hype than reality.

Sure there's some cops, but no more than I've seen elsewhere (including North Carolina).

Quote from: sparker
And I wasn't intending to sound perjorative regarding NoVA's characterization as a "drain" on resources -- given the fact that the region is one of the two largest metros in the state its needs, of course, will naturally be given some level of priority.  My main concern is that such prioritization may become internalized to the point of consistently excluding consideration of projects in the rest of the state; from all accounts this is an ongoing issue in that state.   And one can't deny that the region is perpetually in the national spotlight simply as an adjunct to D.C.; while Adam's likely correct as to their proportional contribution to the tax base, they're also the proverbial "squeaky wheel" -- with an outsize propensity to "squeak" loudly and clearly when issues emerge (an outgrowth of the proximity to a power center).  Their status as a "test bed" for road-related measures regarding congestion (e.g., the various strategies employed along I-66) just serves to magnify that spotlight; the area tends be a project "magnet" as a consequence.  For better or worse, that has tended to leave much of the rest of VA "high & dry" regarding funding;  whether that's an issue that will continue or escalate will likely depend upon the direction taken in Richmond in the decades to come.

Most of the projects in the "magnet" that you are referring to are not significant-cost projects, or have a large contingent of local or private funding involved.  This is *NOT* leaving the rest of the state "high and dry".  That the Northern Virginia (and, more recently Hampton Roads) jurisdictions are putting local funding (not easy to acquire given the state's use of the Dillon Rule) into projects on the primary system which is ultimately VDOT's responsibility is a strong indicator that the two main urban regions in the state are just as "high and dry" as the rest of the state.

 on: Today at 05:25:14 PM 
Started by mgk920 - Last post by merrycilantro
Tolls in the news again...what are the odds that we're going to start to see them, especially I'd assume starting from the IL Line up to Milwaukee? I saw an infographic on the hypothetical cost of how much a toll would be between the WI cities. Attempting to unpack the thought, it'd take cars off the Interstates and force those who want to travel free to use secondary highways (which admittedly will cause more wear and tear on them, but money saved from the hypothetical tollways should then be free to use on them, right?

 on: Today at 05:20:55 PM 
Started by johndoe - Last post by english si
Would you be more comfortable with "somewhat British" or "having some British flavour"?
No problem with either of them.

 on: Today at 05:18:11 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by doorknob60
In Idaho, I'd say Banks-Lowman Rd. It connects ID-55 to ID-21 in a much less mountainous and curvy route than ID-21 via Idaho City does.

Even slightly backtracking from downtown Boise, Banks-Lowman Rd is the same distance and 9 minutes faster. Not to mention it's the default routing on Google Maps. Only issue with it is the intersection with ID-55 is a major bottleneck on busy summer weekends. It needs a signal or something, which I think ITD is looking into but they're taking a lot of time (due to close proximity of a bridge which may need replacement).

For Oregon, it has to be Millican Rd. between US-20 and OR-126 in Prineville. Millican Rd. is good quality, paved, 55 MPH 2 lane Rd. Nearby OR-27 is a curvy gravel road. They should just move OR-27 to Millican Rd and relinquish the existing highway to the counties. Millican Rd. is 5 miles shorter and 28 minutes faster!

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