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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2016, 03:32:34 PM »

I have been frequenting http://roads.billburmaster.com for years, and it's a growing archive of road information and signage photos.  Based in Illinois, so Illinois is the most complete state for information.  I've been submitting photos here and there for use on the site, too.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2018, 02:16:39 PM »

Unfortunately many of "roadgeeking" websites with lots of photos are now defunct for whatever reason...no time, lost interest, don't take road pics anymore, didn't wanna pay for a domain anymore, etc...
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2018, 02:58:17 PM »

Unfortunately many of "roadgeeking" websites with lots of photos are now defunct for whatever reason...no time, lost interest, don't take road pics anymore, didn't wanna pay for a domain anymore, etc...

As sad as it is, GSV pretty much put all of that out of business.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2018, 03:27:44 PM »

Unfortunately many of "roadgeeking" websites with lots of photos are now defunct for whatever reason...no time, lost interest, don't take road pics anymore, didn't wanna pay for a domain anymore, etc...

As sad as it is, GSV pretty much put all of that out of business.

The GSV doesn’t really cover anything but the main roads out West.  There are tons of secondary highways that I along with some other folks cover out here that the GSV will no go on.  I noticed the GSV drivers went a lot more risky roads prior to 2010 and tend to stick to more mainline stuff.  Granted I know freeways and primary highways is what a lot of people want to look at, read, and write about...Google doesnt have a total monopoly on road imaging yet. 
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2018, 08:31:06 PM »

Unfortunately many of "roadgeeking" websites with lots of photos are now defunct for whatever reason...no time, lost interest, don't take road pics anymore, didn't wanna pay for a domain anymore, etc...
As sad as it is, GSV pretty much put all of that out of business.
The GSV doesn’t really cover anything but the main roads out West.  There are tons of secondary highways that I along with some other folks cover out here that the GSV will no go on.  I noticed the GSV drivers went a lot more risky roads prior to 2010 and tend to stick to more mainline stuff.  Granted I know freeways and primary highways is what a lot of people want to look at, read, and write about...Google doesnt have a total monopoly on road imaging yet.

Even then, the image quality of GSV is very meh. Sure, they have higher resolution cameras now, but there's tons of other issues, like unnecessary blur (which, understandably, seems to affect road signs disproportionally) and stitching problems that make the images wonky.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2018, 10:10:46 PM »

The long and winding road that eventually got me to this point:

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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2019, 08:36:34 AM »

Just a note, it would be a good idea to remove US highways.com from the listing.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2019, 08:19:29 PM »

Just a note, it would be a good idea to remove US highways.com from the listing.

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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2019, 08:20:21 PM »

Yeah, I think that a mod should step in and remove/edit it to avoid confusing people.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2019, 03:21:05 PM »

Or asterisk or footnote the site with the notation that the site is gone, but portions are available on the Wayback Machine or some of the other sites that have scarfed up content.
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« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2019, 06:34:44 PM »

Or asterisk or footnote the site with the notation that the site is gone, but portions are available on the Wayback Machine or some of the other sites that have scarfed up content.

Doesn't one normally scarf things down, not up?
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2019, 10:12:54 PM »

Where do you guys go to get updated (like within the last year or two) traffic counts for certain stretches of road?
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2019, 10:06:41 AM »

Where do you guys go to get updated (like within the last year or two) traffic counts for certain stretches of road?

Some state DOTs have that information on their sites. Kentucky does; it has a traffic counts map that shows the most recent count and the location of the counting station.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2019, 03:45:46 PM »

Where do you guys go to get updated (like within the last year or two) traffic counts for certain stretches of road?

I think most state DOTs collect and publish this data in some form.

Nevada DOT compiles this data statewide, even for several local arterials they do not maintain. They publish an annual traffic report on their website that details locations for all permanent (automated traffic recorders, loops embedded into the pavement or roadside sensors) and temporary ("set out count tubes for a week") count locations, and publish the count data/averages for each station going back 10 years.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2019, 01:41:18 PM »

Just a note that I've gone through all of this, and those sites that are still good I've confirmed and will have updated in my links pages when I do my next upload. Watch the Pacific Southwest Forum, or my blog at blog.cahighways.org for the announcement of that in a few weeks.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2019, 09:50:59 AM »

This is a great source to browse exit lists:
http://www.ajfroggie.com/triskele/index.html
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2019, 09:28:31 AM »

This is a great source to browse exit lists:
http://www.ajfroggie.com/triskele/index.html

It's been up for years, so it's nothing new.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2019, 09:36:53 PM »

This is a great source to browse exit lists:
http://www.ajfroggie.com/triskele/index.html

It's been up for years, so it's nothing new.
It's a bit outdated, too.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2019, 11:51:52 PM »

^ Because (like my response in this thread), it hasn't been touched in a long time.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2019, 12:32:43 PM »

Where do you guys go to get updated (like within the last year or two) traffic counts for certain stretches of road?

https://blog.cubitplanning.com/2019/07/52-sources-traffic-counts-aadt-data/
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2021, 11:37:01 AM »

Bumping this thread to inform you of a new roadgeeking blog:

https://tonygrahamvirtualdrive.blogspot.com

(FYI: I helped design the BGS's for that site, and I'll definitely showcase my own creations in Road Related Illustrations at a later time.)
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« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2021, 12:51:02 PM »

Bumping this thread to inform you of a new roadgeeking blog:

https://tonygrahamvirtualdrive.blogspot.com

(FYI: I helped design the BGS's for that site, and I'll definitely showcase my own creations in Road Related Illustrations at a later time.)
This reminds me of TrippyDrive '71.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2022, 01:59:01 PM »

Just came across this. Link in headline.

Federal Aid Highway Act of 1968 Interstate System Additions Proposed March 1970

The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1968 authorized a 1500-mile increase in the nation's Interstate Highway System, bringing the total to 42,500 miles. Texas proposed I-27 from Amarillo to Lubbock in 1968 and received approval. The Bureau of Public Roads asked the other states to submit proposals for the available 1500 miles. The states however proposed a total of more than 11,000 miles. By April 1970, proposals for 9,400 miles were submitted at with an estimated cost of $13 billion. Some proposals became actual Interstate routes like I-540 in northwest Arkansas, which later was redesignated as I-49, and US 78 ADHS Corridor X from Memphis to Birmingham that has since been completed as I-22.
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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2023, 12:55:57 PM »

Not directly related to this thread but here how Andy's Highway kick-off page and AARoads looked back in 2000.
https://web.archive.org/web/20000823083541/http://www.aaroads.com/kick-off/highway.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20001212234700/http://www.aaroads.com/index.html

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Re: Road and Highway Reference Sites
« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2023, 06:00:42 PM »

Just came across this. Link in headline.

Federal Aid Highway Act of 1968 Interstate System Additions Proposed March 1970

The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1968 authorized a 1500-mile increase in the nation's Interstate Highway System, bringing the total to 42,500 miles. Texas proposed I-27 from Amarillo to Lubbock in 1968 and received approval. The Bureau of Public Roads asked the other states to submit proposals for the available 1500 miles. The states however proposed a total of more than 11,000 miles. By April 1970, proposals for 9,400 miles were submitted at with an estimated cost of $13 billion. Some proposals became actual Interstate routes like I-540 in northwest Arkansas, which later was redesignated as I-49, and US 78 ADHS Corridor X from Memphis to Birmingham that has since been completed as I-22.

I thought that color scheme looked familiar: https://www.kurumi.com/roads/3di/1970req.html

The futureinterstatecorridors site has updated many of the entries, though
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