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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2013, 02:46:19 PM »

I feel like the 6xx series of the New Jersey County Road system would be confusing to any out of staters - if you see a CR 601 shield in Somerset County, the 601 you just found over in Hunterdon County is not the same road. To add on to this confusion, sometimes the numbers change on the same road once you pass into the next county - Mercer CR 604 becomes Somerset CR 601 is an example of this.

Not dissimilar to Virginia's secondary routes and West Virginia's county routes.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2013, 03:26:37 PM »

I can cite some Southern CA examples:

I-15 and CA 15
I-110 and CA 110
I-210 and CA 210
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2013, 04:02:02 PM »

Sounds just like state highways in different states.

Pretty much - except you're still in the same state.

Right, but NE2's point was that these are county routes, not state routes.  So you should probably expect them to repeat from county to county, just like state routes repeat from state to state.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2013, 04:05:12 PM »

All county routes look the same within a state, except for the number and sometimes the county name.

State routes usually look different between states, either by shape or by pattern.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2013, 04:26:01 PM »

All county routes look the same within a state, except for the number and sometimes the county name.

State routes usually look different between states, either by shape or by pattern.

Unless you're in New England, land of the boring squares.  But still, point taken.

But I doubt two county routes in two different counties is what the OP had in mind... except you're the OP, so I'll just stop talking and go sit in the corner.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2013, 04:34:26 PM »

All county routes look the same within a state, except for the number and sometimes the county name.

State routes usually look different between states, either by shape or by pattern.

Unless you're in New England, land of the boring squares.  But still, point taken.

But I doubt two county routes in two different counties is what the OP had in mind... except you're the OP, so I'll just stop talking and go sit in the corner.

I did not have it in mind. I don't think it will be confused unless someone travels on it, since most of them are obscure.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2013, 06:53:57 PM »

In Washington, D.C., I-295, D.C. 295 and the southern end of Md. 201 (which connects to D.C. 295 at the Eastern Avenue overpass near Beaver Heights, Maryland) are frequently confused (even by traffic reporters) even though they are effectively one travel corridor.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2013, 07:32:57 PM »

My family missed the exit from US 50 west to MD 201 south because we were looking for 295. (I assume the current sign with TO I-295 was not there.)
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2013, 08:51:22 PM »

Who has that photo of the junction of US 11/15 and PA 17, with the added sign for "New York Route 17"?
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2013, 10:22:00 PM »

All county routes look the same within a state, except for the number and sometimes the county name.

Not true. Ohio has quite a menagerie of county route markers.  White squares and blue pentagons are the most popular, of course. Some counties use green squares.  Some attempt to use the shape of the county.  Many just put the county road number in small text under the name on blade signs.  Several put the county road number in normal size text on blade signs, because the road doesn't have any other name.  There's no statewide agreement at all.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #61 on: December 04, 2013, 11:04:31 PM »

All county routes look the same within a state, except for the number and sometimes the county name.

Not true. Ohio has quite a menagerie of county route markers.  White squares and blue pentagons are the most popular, of course. Some counties use green squares.  Some attempt to use the shape of the county.  Many just put the county road number in small text under the name on blade signs.  Several put the county road number in normal size text on blade signs, because the road doesn't have any other name.  There's no statewide agreement at all.
I've even seen multiple styles within the same county, and the signs look equally new.

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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2013, 12:07:11 AM »

I can cite some Southern CA examples:

I-15 and CA 15
I-110 and CA 110
I-210 and CA 210

I don't think these are commonly confused...the CA routes are essentially extensions of the Interstate using the same highway number, all envisioned as one contiguous highway (with contiguous exit numbering). 15 & 210 are eventually to be adopted into the Interstate system.

The Las Vegas Beltway with I-215 & CR 215 is equivalent. It is simply referred to as "the 215" and is understood to be one complete route.
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Re: Commonly confused routes
« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2013, 07:08:21 PM »

I can cite some Southern CA examples:

I-15 and CA 15
I-110 and CA 110
I-210 and CA 210


True, but 99% of people don't need to know the difference. They're all part of one corridor, so when you say "the 210", it doesn't make a difference if you're referring to I-210 or CA-210. They numbered them that way to reduce confusion.

EDIT: Oh, roadfro beat me to the punch.

 


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