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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1350 on: May 31, 2020, 07:42:24 PM »

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shadyjay wrote:  Between Hudson & Foxboro, the signs are mostly new, but there are numerous 1990s-vintage signs still up, on old gantries, including several button copy interstate numeral shields.  I thought this project was completed, but I observed at least 4 or 5 guide signs SB not replaced.   There were no mini orange tags observed, so I don't know if they were left out of project plans or what.

The little orange tags to mark future gantry foundations are actually not a MassDOT requirement, but simply the way that one contractor (Liddell Brothers) marks their foundation locations.  RoadSafe Traffic Systems, the contractor on the I-495 Raynham to Bolton, marks their foundations in a more subtle manner.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1351 on: May 31, 2020, 08:40:04 PM »

Gotcha... thanks.  So that means the project (Raynham to Bolton) is still going on? 
I can see a sign or so getting missed in an entire project ("there's always one" in CT projects it seems), but the amount I saw not replaced was a little high.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1352 on: May 31, 2020, 11:40:42 PM »

Gotcha... thanks.  So that means the project (Raynham to Bolton) is still going on? 
I can see a sign or so getting missed in an entire project ("there's always one" in CT projects it seems), but the amount I saw not replaced was a little high.

I think it's still going on, just at a slow pace. If it is "done", I wonder what they'll do when adding the new exit numbers later this year.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1353 on: June 04, 2020, 10:26:43 AM »

Gotcha... thanks.  So that means the project (Raynham to Bolton) is still going on? 
I can see a sign or so getting missed in an entire project ("there's always one" in CT projects it seems), but the amount I saw not replaced was a little high.

I think it's still going on, just at a slow pace. If it is "done", I wonder what they'll do when adding the new exit numbers later this year.

Exit tabs on the I-495 project are designed to accommodate the longer of either the current sequential or the new milepost-based number.  The exit renumbering contracts will call for the contractor to coordinate with other ongoing sign work.  If signs in those projects have already been fabricated and installed, the exit renumbering contractor will overlay a new number on the sign.  If signs haven't yet been fabricated or installed, the sign project contractor will use the new number on the sign.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1354 on: June 04, 2020, 04:07:54 PM »

So it looks like we had a rarity in Massachusetts recently, a small realignment of a state route. 62 in Clinton was moved for a small stretch. Google maps still has the old routing here, but it's now signed to run on Sterling St parallel south of the routing on Brook St, https://goo.gl/maps/1EVXRuRhpgxzHxZb9

Per GSV from 10/19, it was changed by that point on the eastern end
https://goo.gl/maps/bGrX7V3CTRwQreRn7
https://goo.gl/maps/63qyk8T1zFDD6yvV7
With the old left turn sign for 62 removed
https://goo.gl/maps/rQ4o6D4mnXtozH3GA

But not on the western end
https://goo.gl/maps/x9NEUazXWbWJBHDF6
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1355 on: June 05, 2020, 07:41:50 AM »

Any idea what the reason for the reroute was? I can't see much of a difference between Brook and Sterling.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1356 on: June 05, 2020, 08:52:14 AM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1357 on: June 05, 2020, 09:51:45 AM »

Any idea what the reason for the reroute was? I can't see much of a difference between Brook and Sterling.

I can't find anything about it, either news story or press release. It is more direct as it removes the turn at the west end of the change.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1358 on: June 05, 2020, 09:58:17 AM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass

  • 129 being moved into downtown Lynn + creation of 129A on the old 129, mid 90's
  • 107 extended north in Salem on new bypass route of 1A, late 00's
  • 52 becoming I-395, early 80's
  • I-190 opened, early 80's
  • I-90 extended thru TWT, early 00's

Probably a few others out there I've missed too, since these are just off the top of my head. Compared to other states, changes are pretty few and far between.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1359 on: June 05, 2020, 10:08:21 AM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass

  • 129 being moved into downtown Lynn + creation of 129A on the old 129, mid 90's
  • 107 extended north in Salem on new bypass route of 1A, late 00's
  • 52 becoming I-395, early 80's
  • I-190 opened, early 80's
  • I-90 extended thru TWT, early 00's

Probably a few others out there I've missed too, since these are just off the top of my head. Compared to other states, changes are pretty few and far between.

146 rerouted onto a freeway, '07
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1360 on: June 05, 2020, 10:56:50 AM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass

  • 129 being moved into downtown Lynn + creation of 129A on the old 129, mid 90's
  • 107 extended north in Salem on new bypass route of 1A, late 00's
  • 52 becoming I-395, early 80's
  • I-190 opened, early 80's
  • I-90 extended thru TWT, early 00's

Probably a few others out there I've missed too, since these are just off the top of my head. Compared to other states, changes are pretty few and far between.
When was MA 135 cut back to I-95?
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1361 on: June 05, 2020, 11:26:33 AM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass

  • 129 being moved into downtown Lynn + creation of 129A on the old 129, mid 90's
  • 107 extended north in Salem on new bypass route of 1A, late 00's
  • 52 becoming I-395, early 80's
  • I-190 opened, early 80's
  • I-90 extended thru TWT, early 00's

Probably a few others out there I've missed too, since these are just off the top of my head. Compared to other states, changes are pretty few and far between.
When was MA 135 cut back to I-95?

I found a map from 1970 showing it end at what was then 128, so appears it's been that way for a long while.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1362 on: June 05, 2020, 12:40:37 PM »

What's the official word on 1A in Boston? Is that rerouted?

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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1363 on: June 05, 2020, 07:38:57 PM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass

  • 129 being moved into downtown Lynn + creation of 129A on the old 129, mid 90's
  • 107 extended north in Salem on new bypass route of 1A, late 00's
  • 52 becoming I-395, early 80's
  • I-190 opened, early 80's
  • I-90 extended thru TWT, early 00's

Probably a few others out there I've missed too, since these are just off the top of my head. Compared to other states, changes are pretty few and far between.
MA 25 is completed.
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1364 on: June 05, 2020, 09:40:40 PM »

What's the official word on 1A in Boston? Is that rerouted?
Officially, since the Ted Williams Tunnel was opened, MA 1A North runs concurrently with I-90 East from I-93 North. There is one trailblazer prior to the I-90 Exit on I-93 but no signage along I-90 itself. The route of MA 1A South was not changed.

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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1365 on: June 08, 2020, 03:46:30 AM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass

  • 129 being moved into downtown Lynn + creation of 129A on the old 129, mid 90's
  • 107 extended north in Salem on new bypass route of 1A, late 00's
  • 52 becoming I-395, early 80's
  • I-190 opened, early 80's
  • I-90 extended thru TWT, early 00's

Probably a few others out there I've missed too, since these are just off the top of my head. Compared to other states, changes are pretty few and far between.
MA 25 is completed.
MA 128's southern terminus changed from MA-3 to I-93
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Re: Massachusetts
« Reply #1366 on: June 12, 2020, 09:25:38 AM »

Can someone list every single change in the Massachusetts route system since ~1980? I don't think there are that many. The ones I know of:

  • US 1 no longer goes through Boston city streets
  • US 44 rerouted onto freeway
  • The MA 62 change just mentioned
  • MA 127 no longer ends at itself
  • MA 140 in Gardner rerouted into bypass

  • 129 being moved into downtown Lynn + creation of 129A on the old 129, mid 90's
  • 107 extended north in Salem on new bypass route of 1A, late 00's
  • 52 becoming I-395, early 80's
  • I-190 opened, early 80's
  • I-90 extended thru TWT, early 00's

Probably a few others out there I've missed too, since these are just off the top of my head. Compared to other states, changes are pretty few and far between.
When was MA 135 cut back to I-95?

I found a map from 1970 showing it end at what was then 128, so appears it's been that way for a long while.
135 was truncated when the Yankee Division Highway (then just-128) was first built in the 1950s.

Other changes since 1980:

I-495 was extended east of I-95 in Mansfield and took over most of MA 25 (up to I-195).

MA 2A was rerouted away from downtown Concord onto its parent MA 2.

I-391 was completed.
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« Reply #1367 on: June 12, 2020, 09:46:54 AM »

With the completion of the Task 'A' interchange in 1989, I-95 was rerouted from its short overlap with US 1 in Peabody onto its own roadway.
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« Reply #1368 on: June 12, 2020, 10:05:22 AM »

With the completion of the Task 'A' interchange in 1989, I-95 was rerouted from its short overlap with US 1 in Peabody onto its own roadway.
You beat me to the punch regarding I-95; but, to add, the related realignment of MA 128 between I-95 and Lowell St.

Two more recent changes:

MA 2/2A intersection converted to an interchange east of Concord (current Exit 50).

Realignment of I-93 through downtown Boston via the Big Dig
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