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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2015, 10:46:40 PM »

Good to note that the West Seattle Fwy is maintained by SDOT, not necessarily WSDOT.
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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2015, 11:33:33 PM »

Good to note that the West Seattle Fwy is maintained by SDOT, not necessarily WSDOT.

Is it actually called the West Seattle "Freeway"? Everything else seems to indicate "Bridge".
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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2015, 12:18:25 AM »

Good to note that the West Seattle Fwy is maintained by SDOT, not necessarily WSDOT.

Is it actually called the West Seattle "Freeway"? Everything else seems to indicate "Bridge".

Until 1997, it was signed as the "West Seattle Freeway". The Seattle City Council passed a resolution that year to request that WSDOT drop "freeway" from the name, citing the low speed limit.

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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2015, 01:01:23 AM »

How about "Spokane St"? Does that work?
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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2015, 01:18:42 AM »

How about "Spokane St"? Does that work?
Spokane St physically runs under the viaduct.
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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2015, 01:06:51 AM »

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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2015, 07:47:44 PM »

One of the last few button copy signs along SR-167 is now gone:



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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #67 on: December 16, 2016, 02:11:18 AM »


...nor tells cities like Vancouver to stop calling a street "Hwy 99".

Why would WSDOT have any control over what the city of Vancouver names their streets?  Granted it would be nice if they included the word "Old" as Skagit County does, but that's not something you can fault WSDOT for.


Actually, in most states is isn't legal to name a roadway "Hwy XX" without that actually being the designation, and when the designation is removed, the name must change.  Vancouver has been stubbornly holding onto that Hwy 99 name for nearly 50 years, and it is time they renamed the road.

In Okanogan County, there is a road called "Highway 7", but i am 95% sure it is not designated as that.
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Re: Old Washington Signs Left?
« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2016, 03:10:50 PM »


In Okanogan County, there is a road called "Highway 7", but i am 95% sure it is not designated as that.
Probably refers to the Primary State Highway 7, which would have existed before Washington made the wise decision to renumber their highways in 1964.

 


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